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Re: irrational and real exponents

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  • Subject: [mg98116] Re: irrational and real exponents
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.com>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 04:14:05 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Roger,

No, I would rather think at cases like e.g.: E^(Pi I), 0.1^0, 0.1^Infinity

Daniel





congruentialuminaire at yahoo.com wrote:

> Hello MathGroup:

> 

> Originally I was confused also about imaginary exponents also but help

> cleared that up.

> 

> Help for Power also has this sentence: "For certain special arguments,

> Power automatically evaluates to exact values."

> 

> Does this imply that for irrational and real exponents, they are

> "truncated" to rationals before they are evaluated?

> 

> Thanks in advance for any info on this.

> 

> Roger Williams

> Franklin Laboratory

> 




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