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Zero is not a Number



At 12:52 AM 11/16/98 -0500, you wrote:
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>From: "Handbook of Mathematical Tables and Formulas,"  R. S. Burington
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>Formulas and Theorems from Elementary Mathematics
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>     Laws of Exponents
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>     a^0 = 1   if a not equal to 0
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>Hank
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>On Mon, 16 Nov 1998, Roy Welch wrote:
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>> My HP-41C produces 1.00 for zero to the zero power.  I was taught that
>> anything raised to the 0 power is one.
>> 
>> Joe Fitzgerald wrote:
>> > 
>> > In case anyone cares, my trusty HP-15C throws an error, as does Excel 97
>> > on 0^0.
>
Hallo Hank & others.

Zero, the symbol 0 stands for "NOTHING".  A common MISCONCEPTION puts it in
the category of numbers, like 1,2 3 ...That is a NO NO!  Once you get that
into your head, all else falls in place!

73, Gerd, WB8IFM in Dayton. 

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