Nijso Beishuizen | 9 Feb 23:36 2013
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quotient by zero error

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

Gmane