Calculation of Limits

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In this lesson on Calculation of Limits, the use of "limit laws" to compute limits is explained. The six basic general facts about limits are discussed, such as the limit of the sum being equal to the sum of the limits and the limit of a product being equal to the product of the limits. Examples are given to show how to simplify functions and compute limits. The continuity property is mentioned, which says that the limit equals the value of the function at a point. One-sided limits and non-existent one-sided limits are also covered.

Lesson Description:

Using "limit laws" to compute limits.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What are the rules of limits?
  • How do you calculate limits?
  • What is the continuity property of polynomials?
  • How do you take a limit if the limit of the denominator is 0?
  • How do you find one-sided limits?
  • How do you find the limit of f(x)/g(x) if both f(x) and g(x) go to 0?
  • When do one-sided limits not exist?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This video does a great job of laying out all of the rules and general facts about limits. Then, several example problems are done with every step explained in detail to show you how these rules are used. This lesson has some really great explanations with truly helpful resources.
  • Chetan

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    The video is been really helpful. Especially the 7 rules that have been explained and last but not the least, the concept of non-existent limits. Thank you. You people are doing a wonderful job.