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*Subject*: Re: [amsat-bb] Zero to the zeroth*From*: "Bobbie Johnson" <bobbiej@xxxxxxxx>*Date*: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 23:07:03 -0500

----- Original Message ----- From: Stacey E. Mills, M.D. <w4sm@cstone.net> To: George F. Byron, Jr. <gfb@sprynet.com>; 'Roy Welch' <rdwelch@swbell.net> Cc: AMSAT (E-mail) <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org> Sent: Monday, November 16, 1998 2:28 PM Subject: [amsat-bb] Zero to the zeroth >At 08:40 AM 11/16/1998 -0600, George F. Byron, Jr. wrote: > >>True any number except 0 to the 0 power equals 1. >>The reason why this is not true of 0 is no number cannot be divided by 0. > >[snip] > >Well, I think George meant that "no number CAN be divided by 0", and in >spite of the double negative :-), he seems to be absolutely correct. >Although this is way off track from Keplerian elements with "e^0" which is >shorthand for "10^0", Nope. e^0 is not 10^0. e is a natural log, not base 10. Bobbie >http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/faq/faq.number.to.0power.html > >Like Roy, I had been taught years ago (apparently wrongly) that 0^0 = 1. I >was told this was definitional like 0! = 1. Nope. 0! (zero factorial) is zero times zero which equals zero. > >BTW, on the Win95/98 screen calculator enter "0", hit the "X^Y" key and >enter "0" again, followed by "=" and you'll get "1"...... Some other >calculators do the same thing, and still others "crash". It appears that >crashing is the correct answer...... I agree. But windows crashes are "normal". Bobbie > > > > > >-- > ________________________________________________________________________ > Stacey E. Mills, M.D. WEB: http://www.med.virginia.edu/~sem2r/ > Charlottesville, VA E-Mail: sem2r@virginia.edu (or) w4sm@cstone.net > Office Phone: 804-982-4406 Fax: 804-924-8767 > ________________________________________________________________________ >---- >Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA. >To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org > > ---- Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA. To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org

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