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Re: More Fun with Zero!
in thread More Fun with Zero!
The FAQ starts by stating 00 is what's known in calculus as an "indeterminate form", which makes sense for calculus, since xy isn't continuous at x=0,y=0. It then goes on to say:
Other than the times when we want it to be indeterminate, 0^0 = 1 seems to be the most useful choice for 0^0 . This convention allows us to extend definitions in different areas of mathematics that would otherwise require treating 0 as a special case.
It then gives a list of reasons why 1 is such a good choice.
It does not mention any recent discussion.