       oh come on!!

• To: mathgroup at yoda.ncsa.uiuc.edu (mathgroup for mathematica)
• Subject: oh come on!!
• Date: Tue, 28 Aug 90 19:06:03 PDT

```Another case of "does this make sense?"

Let's experiment with Limit....

In:= 1 + 1/(x+a)

1
Out= 1 + -
x

In:= Limit[%,x->Infinity]

Out= 1            ********* ho hum **********

In:= 1 + 1/(1+a)

1
Out= 1 + -----
1 + x

In:= Limit[%,x->Infinity]

Out= 1            ************** yawn **********

In:= 1 + 1/( x+a)

1
Out= 1 + -----
a + x

In:= Limit[%,x->Infinity]

Out= 1       ****************  zzzzzzz  ***********

In:= 1 + 1/(b x)

1
Out= 1 + -------
a + b x

In:= Limit[%,x->Infinity]

1
Out= 1 + ----------------   ************** what???? *************
a + b (Infinity)

*** so, maybe the multiplication's **
*** got mma upset **

In:= 1 + 1/(b x)

1
Out= 1 + ---
b x

In:= Limit[%,x->Infinity]

Out= 1                  *****  nope, just another one of those days ****

Is there a consistantcy problem here, or is this just
a new form of computer generated cream of wheat
(with the lumps like mom used to make.. )

-
Steven Warwick

Hewlett-Packard