RE: log vs root

One design objective was to keep the introduction of new
elements to a minimum. Initially, one "repetition counter" type of
element was used in all such settings - partial derivatives, log bases,

The notion "degree of a log" seemed to stretch the common
use of "degree" too far, so "logbase" was introduced.
The distinction between degree and degree occuring inside
a root element seemed unnecessary.

Stan Devitt
Waterloo Maple Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor
> []
> Sent:	Friday, March 13, 1998 10:29 PM
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> Subject:	log vs root
> Why does log have a logbase element, but root doesn't have a rootdgree
> element?  This seems like an inconsistancy. 
> -- 
> Russell O'Connor                 
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> "And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message"
> -- Anindita Dutta, "The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy"

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