Limit Properties

Limit Properties - Limit Properties The time has almost...

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Limit Properties The time has almost come for us to actually compute some limits. However, before we do that we will need some properties of limits that will make our life somewhat easier. So, let’s take a look at those first. The proof of some of these properties can be found in the Proof of Various Limit Properties section of the Extras chapter. Properties First we will assume that and exist and that c is any constant. Then, 1. In other words we can “factor” a multiplicative constant out of a limit. 2. So to take the limit of a sum or difference all we need to do is take the limit of the individual parts and then put them back together with the appropriate sign. This is also not limited to two functions. This fact will work no matter how many functions we’ve got separated by “+” or “-”. 3. We take the limits of products in the same way that we can take the limit of sums or differences. Just take the limit of the pieces and then put them back together. Also, as with sums or differences, this fact is not limited to just two functions. 4. As noted in the statement we only need to worry about the limit in the denominator being zero when we do the limit of a quotient. If it were zero we would end up with a division by zero error and we need to avoid that.
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5. In this property n can be any real number (positive, negative, integer, fraction, irrational, zero, etc. ). In the case that n is an integer this rule can be thought of as an extended case of 3 . For example consider the case of n = 2. The same can be done for any integer n . 6. This is just a special case of the previous example.
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course MATH 151 taught by Professor Sc during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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