[Maxima] Re: [Maxima-bugs] [ maxima-Bugs-1407378 ] polarform returns a rectangular expression for float argumen
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 11:13:46 CST 2006
On 1/16/06, Stavros Macrakis <macrakis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Along these lines, what do we think polarform(1) should return? The
> reasonable answers are:
> -- 1 (current result)
> -- %e^0 (simplify the 1* part)
> -- 1*1 (no good argument for this case, I don't think...)
> -- 1*%e^0 (no simplification at all to preserve the form)
i'm inclined to say polarform(x) => x for positive real numbers
(and abs(x) exp(%i %pi) for negative reals) ...
the extra %e^0 seems like cruft in this case.
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