       Re: Can't get Mathematica to evaluate correctly a difficult

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• Subject: [mg111549] Re: Can't get Mathematica to evaluate correctly a difficult
• From: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>
• Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 07:51:12 -0400 (EDT)
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```Am Wed, 4 Aug 2010 09:51:49 +0000 (UTC)
schrieb Damien Wyart <damien.wyart at free.fr>:

> Hello,
>
> I am using Mathematica 7.0.2 and playing a bit with an expression
> analyzed in the following paper:
> http://www.loria.fr/~zimmerma/papers/cise.pdf
>
> I tried many constructions with N and SetPrecision and can't get
> Mathematica to output the correct result (I am not very experienced
> with Mathematica). Here is the expression :
>
> 173746*Sin[10^22]+94228*Log[17.1]-78487*Exp[0.42]
>
> The correct result should be -1.341818958*10^-12 but even forcing each
> term with N and a very large number, I am still not getting this value
> at all.
>
>
> Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance ; best regards,
>

Hi Damien,

use exact input and then evaluate with a precision greater than 22 :

In:= N[173746*Sin[10^22]+94228*Log[171/10]-78487*Exp[21/50],30]
Out= -1.34181895782961954970427868423*10^-12

or change the precision of the input:

In:= 173746*Sin[10^22]+94228*Log[17.1`30]-78487*Exp[0.42`30]
Out= -1.341818957830*10^-12

Peter

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