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Teaching Tip: How \(\tan x\) Grows

by Juan Tolosa (Richard Stockton College)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 2010

Subject classification(s): Numbers and Computation
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

A mysterious pattern when \(\tan x\) tends to infinity is found and explained in terms of L'Hospital's rule.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Calculus Functions
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