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  1. LIMITS! Chapter 2 In The Calculus Book

  2. WHAT IS A LIMIT?! Limit gives us a language for describing how the outputs of a function behave as the inputs approach some particular value.

  3. DON’T LOOK AT THE SUN! A simple way to think of limits is the sun. If someone ask you to tell you the location of the sun, you cannot look directly at it, because your eyes will burn off (not really, but still). Same with limits. You can’t look directly at the problem or your eyes will burn off. :] You have to estimate a location that would best work.

  4. STEPS FOR LIMITS! 1) Plug It In! 2) Factor, Then Plug It In! 3) Graph It!

  5. TRY IT OUT! 1) lim (x3-2x2+1) x  -2 2) limx2-4 x  3 x+2 3) limx4+x3 x  -1

  6. ANSWER TIME! 3) limx4+x3 x  -1 (-1)4+(-1)3 1-1 0 1) lim (x3-2x2+1) x  -2 ((-2)3-2(-2)2+1) (-8-2(4)+1) -15 2) limx2-4 x  3 x+2 lim (x+2)(x-2) x  3 x+2 (x-2) (3-2) 1 HINT! If You Can’t Figure Out The Problem Or Step 1 And 2 Don’t Work, Just Graph It! :D

  7. FIND THE LIMIT! See If You Can Answer These FIVE Limits Questions! 1) lim g(x) x  3 2) lim g(x) x -2- 3) lim g(x) x 1 4) lim g(x) x  1+ 5) lim g(x) x  2 HINT! The – After The Number Means It Comes From The Left. The + Comes From The Right!

  8. ANSWER TIME! 1) lim g(x) = x  3 2) lim g(x) = x -2- 3) lim g(x) = x 1 4) lim g(x) = x  1+ 5) lim g(x) = x  2 -2 0 DNE 2 0 CLICK ON THE SLIDE TO REVEAL THE ANSWERS!

  9. KNOW THESE THEROMS! MEMORIZE THEM! • limsin□ =1 x  0 □ • lim □ _ = 1 x  0 sin□ • lim1-cos□ =1 x  0 □

  10. DETERMINE THE LIMIT! Put those theroms in action with these 3 problems! • limsin3x x  0 x • lim1-cos7x x  0 x • lim x _ x  0 sin6x

  11. ANSWER TIME! • limsin3x [3] x  0 x [3] • lim1-cos7x[7] x  0 x [7] • lim x [6] x  0 sin6x [6] = 3(sin3x) =3 3x = 7(1-cos7) =0 7x = 6x =6 6(sin6x) CLICK ON THE SLIDE TO REVEAL THE ANSWERS!

  12. THE 3 STEPS TO TEST FOR CONTINUITY! 1) f(a) exists 2) lim f(x) exists x  0 3) f(a) = lim f(x) x  0

  13. WHICH ARE CONTINOUS?!  An Absolute Value Function? A Step  Function? NO! A Step Function Has Jump Discontinuity! :[ YES! :] HINT! CONTINUOUS FUNTIONS ARE FUNCTIONS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO PICK UP YOUR PENCIL TO GRAPH IT!

  14. HOW ABOUT THESE?! A Linear Function? A Linear  Function With A Hole? NO! A Linear Function With A Hole Has Point Discontinuity :[ YES! :] HINT! CONTINUOUS FUNTIONS ARE FUNCTIONS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO PICK UP YOUR PENCIL TO GRAPH IT!

  15. AND THIS?! NO! A Rational Function Has Infinite Discontinuity! :[ A Rational  Function? HINT! CONTINUOUS FUNTIONS ARE FUNCTIONS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO PICK UP YOUR PENCIL TO GRAPH IT!

  16. TRY THE 3 STEPS OUT! 1) f(x)=x+2 @ x=2? 2) f(x) x2-4 x-2 @ x=2? 3) f(x) x2-4 x-2 @ x=0? HINT! REMEMBER THE THREE STEPS! TRY TO PROVE THAT THESE EXIST! You MUST Write All Three Steps Out! 1) f(a) exists 2) lim f(x) exists x0 3) f(a) = lim f(x) x  0

  17. ANSWER TIME! lim f(x)=((2)+2) x0 lim f(x) =4 (exists) x0 3) f(a) = lim f(x) x  0 4=4 (exists) CONTINUOUS! QUESTION UNO! f(x)=x+2 @ x=2? 1) f(x)=4(exists) 2) lim f(x) x0 lim f(x) =(x+2) x0 lim f(x)=((2)+2) x0 lim f(x) =4 (exists) x0 Always Write (exists) When it Exists!

  18. ANSWER TIME! QUESTION DOS! f(x)=x2-4 x-2 @ x=2? 1) f(x)=x2-4 x-2 f(x)=(2)2-4 (2)-2 f(x)=4-4 0 f(x)=DNE! NOT CONTINUOUS!

  19. ANSWER TIME! lim f(x) = (x-2)(x+2) x0 x-2 lim f(x) = x+2 x0 lim f(x)=(0)+2 x0 lim f(x)=2 (exists) x0 3) f(a) = lim f(x) x  0 2=2 (exists) CONTINUOUS! QUESTION TRES! f(x)=x2-4 x-2 @ x=0? 1) f(x)=x2-4 x-2 f(x)=(0)2-4 (0)-2 f(x)=2 (exists) 2) lim f(x) x0 lim f(x) = limx2-4 x0x0x-2

  20. How To Deal When x∞? • 3 Short Cuts! 1) Biggest Powered x On The Denominator, ∞=0 2) Equal Powered x On Both The Numerator And The Denominator, ∞=The Fraction Of The Two Coefficients From The Highest Powered x 3) Biggest Power x On The Numerator, ∞= ∞ or -∞

  21. Try It Out! 1) lim1 x∞ x 2) lim3x2-5x+1 x∞ 4x2+3x+2 3) lim3x4+2x+1 x∞ 2x3+x-2 HINT! 1) Biggest Powered x On Bottom, ∞=0 2) Equal Powered x, ∞=The Fraction Of The Two Coefficients From The Highest Powered x 3) Biggest Power x On Top, ∞= ∞ or -∞

  22. ANSWER TIME! 1) lim1 x∞ x lim = 0 x∞ 2) lim3x2-5x+1 [1/x2] x∞ 4x2+3x+2 [1/x2] lim3-5/x+1/x2 x∞ 4+3/x+2/x2 lim = 3 x∞ 4 3) lim3x4+2x+1 [1/x3] x∞ 2x3+x-2 [1/x3] lim3x+2/x2+1/x3 x∞ 2+1/x2-2/x3 lim = ∞ x∞  Because x2=∞2, all the pink numbers would end up equaling 0. Therefore, cancelling them out.  Also Multiply By The Smallest Powered. In This Case, You Would Multiply By [1/x3], Not [1/x4]  If The ∞ Had A – In Front, The Answer Would Then Be Negative. If Either Coefficient Had A -, The Answer Would Also Be Negative.

  23. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE NOW READY FOR THAT LIMITS TEST!