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Re: About UnitStep and ZeroValue

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  • Subject: [mg76080] Re: About UnitStep and ZeroValue
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 05:21:13 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f2bsqj$gon$>


in principal you can unprotect UnitStep and redefine it. However, I 

would not advice this, but roll my onw by defining a new function with 

the desired features.

hope this helps, Daniel

solidifire wrote:

> In Mathematica 3.0, UnitStep is defined in package

> Calculus`DiracDelta`

> and there is an option named ZeroValue, which enables the user to

> define

> the value of UnitStep[0].



> or



> In Mathematica 5.0, UnitStep is a built-in function and the default

> value of UnitStep[0] is 1. It seems that ZeroValue is no longer

> accessible. Is there any method of changing this default value?


> Thank you in advance.



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