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 From: Daniel Subject: [Axiom-math] Re: About "%%" Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 18:05:01 +0000 (UTC) User-agent: Loom/3.14 (http://gmane.org/)

```William Sit <wyscc <at> cunyvm.cuny.edu> writes:

> The a = %%A0 is the real root of the denominator, which then factors as:

> 2*s**3 - 3*s + 4 = (s - a)(2*s**2 + 2*a*s + 2*a**2 -3)

I didn't know that %%A0 was the real root of the denominator. When I
%%A0 is. Ought I to configurate something in order that Axiom
automatically shows the roots values?

> The coefficients of t in the exponential functions are the roots of
> the quadratic factor based on the quadratic formula. Axiom should have
> said what %%A0 is.

This Axiom's solution doesn't seem equal to the solution that I
obtained by partial fraction decomposition using the approximate
root value of -1.647426657:

f(t) = -1.088456053*exp(-1.647426657*t) + exp(0.823713328*t) *
* [ 1.588456054*cos(0.731786132*t - 20.77542511*sin(0.731786132*t) ]

In fact, if we replace the approximate root value, the radicands turn
into negative value :-S

I think that my solution is correct because f(t) is continuous in t = 0
and f(0) ---the exercise request to find f(0)--- can be verified by the
initial value theorem. I saw the resolution of cathedra's director and
she solved the exercise _only_ using the initial value theorem but I
think that it's wrong because it's only true if f(t) is continuous :-|

Regards,
Daniel

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