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From: Nijso Beishuizen <nijso <at> hotmail.com>
Subject: quotient by zero error
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.mathematics.maxima.general
Date: Saturday 9th February 2013 22:36:11 UTC (over 3 years ago)
Dear all,

I had a problem with integration and this is the smallest problem I could
find 
that fails. I want to integrate P:

P : exp(2^(3/2)*x^2 - sqrt(2)*x^2);
integrate(P,x);

but then maxima says:

`quotient` by `zero`

If I contract the exponent to sqrt(2)*x^2 using radcan then it will
integrate, 
but I don't know if this always solves 'the problem', whatever that may be 
(well, some intermediate expression gets zero and ratinvert fails in 
rat3b.lisp). 



Best,
NB
 
CD: 3ms