# Tag Archives: definitions

## Some thoughts about epsilon and delta

by Ben Blum-Smith The calculus has a very special place in the 20th century’s traditional course of mathematical study. It is a sort of fulcrum: both the summit toward which the whole secondary curriculum strives, and the fundamental prerequisite for … Continue reading

## What is $0^0$, and who decides, and why does it matter? Definitions in mathematics.
By Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso How is $0^0$ defined? On one hand, we say $x^0 = 1$ for all positive $x$; on the other hand, we say $0^y = 0$ for all positive $y$. … Continue reading