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#1 2007-03-26 12:46:01

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Limits (Formal Definition)

I have completed a page on Limits (Formal Definition)

I would value feedback (is it accurate? understandable?)


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#2 2007-03-26 13:14:12

JaneFairfax
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Re: Limits (Formal Definition)

Erm, there seems to be a slight mistake with

I think you mean

Yeah? smile


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#3 2007-03-26 14:06:00

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Re: Limits (Formal Definition)

Yeah, I said that wrong.

I was trying to explain why we need to add that δ must be greater than 0 ... how to express that nicely?


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#4 2007-03-26 14:54:51

Zhylliolom
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Re: Limits (Formal Definition)

Just say under step 2 "there exists δ > 0!"

I would recommend changing step 1 right before it to "it is true for any ε > 0" so the reader knows ε is positive as well.

Then for step 3 Jane's recommendation would work.

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#5 2007-03-27 12:26:28

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Re: Limits (Formal Definition)

Updated the page ... is it better/right ?


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