One Sided Limit Error on the Prime

04132015, 08:30 PM
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One Sided Limit Error on the Prime
Not sure if this bug has been reported or not.
Onesided limits aren't being evaluated correctly. For instance: limit as x>1^+1 (from above) of sqrt(1x^2) should no exist, but the Prime gives 0 (what the limit from below equals.) Any thoughts? C 

04132015, 10:08 PM
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RE: One Sided Limit Error on the Prime
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=lim...+x+to+1%2B
Some food for thought to stir the discussion... TW Although I work for HP, the views and opinions I post here are my own. 

04152015, 04:22 AM
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RE: One Sided Limit Error on the Prime
That I new. I just assumed unchecking the Complex and i boxes in CAS would have resulted in not allowing complex values. I guess I'm not entirely sure what the Complex check box does besides allowing the factorization of x^2+4 (and finding complex solutions.) I assumed some consistency across the board, especially if HP wants to make its way back into the educational field, which I hope is the current train of thought.


04152015, 05:59 AM
(This post was last modified: 04152015 06:00 AM by parisse.)
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RE: One Sided Limit Error on the Prime
Xcas complex mode (translated by Use i in the Prime CAS settings) does not mean that complex result are forbidden. For example sqrt(1) returns i in real mode. It is used if there is something ambiguous, as in the example you cite: factor(x^2+4), but also for sqrt(x^2).
I decided to do that after my experience with the HP49 CAS, where I found it was much too annoying to switch modes. The idea behind is that you should almost never have to work in complex mode (you can use cfactor or csolve to get complex factorization and roots in real mode). It's the same as for exact/approx mode : for example you don't want to get an error if you add a fraction and and approx number or if you call fsolve with exact data. My experience with students using Xcas is that it's much easier that way (try to explain to a student on a hp49/50 that after each parametric plot he must switch complex mode off and exact mode on). 

04152015, 07:23 AM
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RE: One Sided Limit Error on the Prime
To have a dedicated cfactor is cool. I won't keep i switched on. It does not show up in the catalogue or the help screen though. Does it? Maybe worth adding the command in the next firmware?
There seem to be many hidden cas commands that hp was not aware of? Really interessting stuff thanks for sharing your knowledge. 

04152015, 03:59 PM
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RE: One Sided Limit Error on the Prime
(04152015 07:23 AM)leprechaun Wrote: It does not show up in the catalogue or the help screen though. What version do you run? If you look in the oncalculator "Catlg" for the functions and press help, both cFactor and cSolve are included. Code:
Hope this helps, Cheers, Terje 

04152015, 05:41 PM
(This post was last modified: 04152015 05:46 PM by leprechaun.)
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RE: One Sided Limit Error on the Prime
Sorry that was unclear. I meant the toolbox. There I find factor but no cfactor. Also the help screen (i use that extensively) does not give a hint for cfactor.
Thanks a lot Edit. Help on the command gives cas help. It is 6975 from 2014 12 3. is there new firmware available? 

04152015, 05:49 PM
(This post was last modified: 04152015 08:08 PM by rprosperi.)
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RE: One Sided Limit Error on the Prime
(04152015 05:41 PM)leprechaun Wrote: Sorry that was unclear. I meant the toolbox. There I find factor but no cfactor. Also the help screen (i use that extensively) does not give a hint for cfactor. The Help system does indeed include the function cFactor(), however you must use a capital F in the spelling. "cfactor()"  No, "cFactor()"  Yes. And yes, this is annoying to me too. Bob Prosperi 

04152015, 06:08 PM
(This post was last modified: 04152015 06:22 PM by compsystems.)
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RE: One Sided Limit Error on the Prime
I can not get this result
cSolve(u*vu=v and v2=u,[u,v]) ➔ {[0.,0.],[2.61803,1.61803],[0.38196,−0.618033]} cSolve(u*vu=v and v2=u,[u,v]) ➔ {[v2,v2/(v21)]} ➔ v2 and v2/(v21) 

04152015, 08:27 PM
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RE: One Sided Limit Error on the Prime
(c)solve([u*vu=v,v^2=u],[u,v])
> [[0,0],[(sqrt(5)+3)/2,(sqrt(5)+1)/2],[((sqrt(5))+3)/2,((sqrt(5))+1)/2]] 

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