Friday, December 21, 2012

How to Symbolab limits

Limits are essential to calculus and are used to define continuity, derivatives, and integrals.  Limits help us approximate sequences and function for any input x (to infinity and beyond).   We’ll show you how to use Symbolab to evaluate limits.

There are many different techniques to evaluate limits such as substitution, algebraic manipulations, trigonometric identities, the squeeze theorem and my personal favorite L'Hôpital Rule.

How can you tell which technique to use?  Simply by searching Symbolab for a specific limit, you should get solutions, examples and theoretical explanation on the limit at hand. 

Lets start by typing in a limit, click on the lim button on the basic menu (you can always select from the auto-suggest), fill in the limit details and search

Example of algebraic manipulation

Limits: Example of the squeeze theorem

What’s your favorite technique?

Until next week,