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DirectedInfinity when solving limit

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  • Subject: [mg127005] DirectedInfinity when solving limit
  • From: Kiran Karra <kiran.karra at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 04:15:45 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi all, I am solving a complex algebraic equation for the variable n. I solve for it, and get a analytical answer. I then take the limit of that answer as a variable tends to +infinity. When I solve this in mathematica, I get the following solution:


DirectedInfinity[ -B*ex-tx + sqrt( (B*ex+tx)^2 ) ] / L , where L is a constant.


Conventional mathematical wisdom tells me that the numerator cancels out and becomes 0. I'm confused. Any thoughts as to how this limit can be either +infinity or -infinity


I guess this is more of a mathematical question rather than Mathematica.. but if anybody can help me out that would be greatly appreciated.

thanks!



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