Infinity

Infinity or

is a symbol that represents a positive infinite quantity.

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Examples

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Basic Examples  (2)

Use as iterator limit:

Do arithmetic with infinite quantities:

Scope  (7)

Use inf to enter :

Series expansion at :

Infinite limits of integration and summation:

Extended arithmetic with infinite quantities:

In this case the result depends on the growth rates of the two terms:

Use infinite quantities in predicates:

Find values of mathematical functions at infinities:

For some functions there is no definite limit, but a limiting interval:

In this case no limiting interval exists:

Mathematical functions can also return infinite quantities at finite points:

Cases finds matches only at the first level by default:

Set the level to Infinity to include all levels:

Applications  (2)

Stirling's asymptotic approximation:

Setting the precision to Infinity will produce a rational approximation:

Some functions require infinite precision or exact input:

Apply SetPrecision to the whole expression to rationalize all inexact numbers:

Neat Examples  (1)

Use an infinite WorkingPrecision in Plot:

Introduced in 1988
 (1.0)
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Updated in 1996
 (3.0)