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Re: Usage of #1

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  • Subject: [mg96330] Re: Usage of #1
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.com>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 05:25:21 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Nandini,

you will know that machine numbers are inaccurate. To circumvent this, 

mathematica uses so called root object to represent algebraic numbers. A 

root object is a zero of some specified polynomial. You may get a 

machine number by wrapping it in N[..].

hope this helps, Daniel



Nandhini wrote:

> Frnds,

> Im very new to mathematica. I have got a result where im getting

> something like "Root[1+a #1+a^2 #1^5 &,1]. i wud like to know how else

> i can write it. i dont want the #1 to b displayed. is tehre any

> alternative. Plz help me out of this.

> 

> Thanks in advance,

> Nandhini

> 




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