Re: MaxValue

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg99105] Re: [mg99084] MaxValue*From*: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>*Date*: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 01:16:15 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200904260540.BAA14807@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

Maximize[(-1)^n, n, Integers] Maximize[(-1)^n, n, Integers] and MaxValue[(-1)^n, n, Integers] MaxValue[(-1)^n, n, Integers] Utter failure. We know the answers but Mathematica, surprizingly, does not. Bobby On Sun, 26 Apr 2009 00:40:18 -0500, BG <galt32 at gmail.com> wrote: > Suppose I want to find supremum of {(-1)^n: n is natural}, MaxValue > just returns the question itself. > if I ask it sup of (1+2)^n, it givs infinity, but max of (1-2)^n it > just returns the question itself. > FindMaximum and FindMinimum also can't handle (-1)^n...how can it be > done then? > -- DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com

**References**:**MaxValue***From:*BG <galt32@gmail.com>