The static method `Math.pow(double a, double b)`

can be used to raise the value specified in the `a`

, the first argument, (the base), to the power of the value specified in `b`

, the second argument, (the exponent). The exponent tells us how many times the base should be multiplied by itself. So, if I have the number of 5, and I want to raise it to the 3rd power, it means that I have to multiply 5 by itself for 3 times.

There are some special cases for the `Math.pow()`

method, as you can read in the Javadocs, here four of them taken from the Javadocs:

- If the second argument is positive or negative zero, then the result is 1.0.
- If the second argument is 1.0, then the result is the same as the first argument.
- If the second argument is NaN, then the result is NaN.
- If the first argument is NaN and the second argument is nonzero, then the result is NaN.

You can read more detail about the `Math.pow()`

method on the following Javadocs, Math.pow().

Let’s see a code snippet as an example:

```
package org.kodejava.math;
public class PowerExample {
public static void main(String[] args) {
double cubeRoot = 5d;
// Get the cubed number of cube root
// x cubed = x^3 (multiplication three times)
double cubed = Math.pow(cubeRoot, 3);
System.out.println(cubeRoot + " cubed is " + cubed);
// Raised to zero
System.out.println("Math.pow(2, 0): " + Math.pow(2, 0));
// Raised to one
System.out.println("Math.pow(2, 1): " + Math.pow(2, 1));
// Raised to NaN
System.out.println("Math.pow(2, Double.NaN): " + Math.pow(2, Double.NaN));
// NaN raised to the nonzero exponent
System.out.println("Math.pow(Double.NaN, 2): " + Math.pow(Double.NaN, 2));
}
}
```

Our program print the following output:

```
5.0 cubed is 125.0
Math.pow(2, 0): 1.0
Math.pow(2, 1): 2.0
Math.pow(2, Double.NaN): NaN
Math.pow(Double.NaN, 2): NaN
```

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