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Introduction to Limits, or Why Can't We Just Trust the Table?

by Allen J. Schwenk (Western Michigan University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 1997

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Limits
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

The author shows with an example that you cannot predict the correct limit by selecting a few values nearby.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Continuity and Limits
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