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[Axiom-mail] Re: Unexpected singular point

From: Francesco Pedulla'
Subject: [Axiom-mail] Re: Unexpected singular point
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:42:23 +0200

Just found the answer - by reading the doc... ;-)

I understand that the singular point is where dp/dx=dp/dy=0, which is true in (0,0). I guess this is an issue for the plotting algorithm...


On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 9:33 AM, Francesco Pedulla' <address@hidden> wrote:
Dear all,
I am a newcomer to Axiom, please pardon me if my question is trivial. Here follows the dialogue with Axiom I do not understand:

(1) -> p:=((x**2+y**2)**2-x*y)

         4     2 2          4
   (1)  y  + 2x y  - x y + x
                                                     Type: Polynomial Integer

(2) -> draw(p=0,x,y,range==[0..0.5,0..0.5])
   >> Error detected within library code:
   singular pts in region of sketch

I cannot see the singular point in "p". Any help?


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