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Basics: Limit of a function

Basics: Limit of a function

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A function Defined by Limits


 »  A function `f(x)` at `x=a` is
    →  continuous: if `f(a)` = LHL = RHL
    →  defined by value: if `f(a)` is a real number
    →  defined by limit: if `f(a)=0/0` and LHL = RHL
    →  not defined: if LHL `!=` RHL and `f(a) !in RR`

Function defined at an input value

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A function is defined at an input value, if the function evaluates to a definite value OR if the left-hand-limit and right-hand-limits are equal.

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Starting on learning "function defined at an input value". ;; The two conditions, to figure out if a function is defined at an input value or not, are explained.

Under which of the following conditions, a function `f(x)` is defined at the input value `x=a`?

  • when `f(a)` evaluates to a defined value
  • when `f(a)` is `oo`
  • when `f(a)` is `0/0`
  • all the above

The answer is 'when `f(a)` evaluates to a defined value'.

If `f(a)` evaluates to `oo` or `0/0`, then the function need to be further examined.

If the left-hand-limit and right-hand-limit take a defined value and are equal, then the function is defined at that input value.

This is understood from

 •  In an application scenario, the value is not exact and so the function will evaluate to a stable value given by limits.

 •  In an abstract scenario, the expected value at that input value can be taken to be the value of the function.

What does the word 'defined' mean?

  • give exactly; state or describe without any ambiguity
  • extremely loud; blaring in high pitch

The answer is 'give exactly; state or describe without any ambiguity'.

Difference between Defined and Continuous :
A function is defined if it evaluates to a definite value OR when is the function evaluates to indeterminate value `0/0`, then left-hand-limit and right-hand-limit are equal.

A function is continuous only when it evaluates to a definite value at the input value AND also left-hand-limit and right-hand-limit are equal to the definite value at the input value.

 •  For a function to be continuous at a input value, it has to be defined at that input value.

 •  If a function is defined at an input value, it does not imply it is continuous. It may be or may not be continuous.

 •  If a function is not defined at an input value, it implies it is not continuous.

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Function is defined: Given a function `f(x)`, the function is defined at `x=a`
 •  if `f(a)` is a defined value. OR

 •  if `f(a)` is an indeterminate value `0/0` or undefined large `oo`, then `lim_(x->a+)f(x)=lim_(x->a-)f(x)`



           

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Exercise

practice questions to master the knowledge

Exercise

If a function is not continuous at an input value, can the function be defined at that input value?

  • Yes.
  • No.

The answer is 'Yes.'. Theoretically a function can have a value `f(a)` different to the limits.

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Under which of the following conditions, a function f of x is defined at the input value x=a?
evaluates;defined;value
when f of a evaluates to a defined value
infinity
when f of a is infinity
0;by
when f of a is 0 by 0
all;above
all the above
The answer is "when f of a evaluates to a defined value"
If f of a evaluates to infinity or 0 by 0, then the function need to be further examined. ;; If the left-hand-limit and right-hand-limit take a defined value and are equal, then the function is defined at that input value.;; This is understood from : In an application scenario, the value is not exact and so the function will evaluate to a stable value given by limits.;; In an abstract scenario, the expected value at that input value can be taken to be the value of the function.
A function is defined at an input value, if the function evaluates to a definite value, OR, if the left-hand-limit and right-hand-limits are equal.
What does the word 'defined' mean?
give;exactly;state;describe;any;ambiguity
give exactly; state or describe without any ambiguity
extremely;loud;blaring;high
extremely loud; blaring in high pitch
The answer is 'give exactly; state or describe without any ambiguity'.
Function is defined: Given a function f of x , the function is defined at x=a ;; if f of a is a defined value.; OR ; if f of a is an indeterminate value 0 by 0 or undefined large infinity, then limit x tending to a. + f of x , = , limit x tending to a. minus f of x
Difference between Defined and Continuous : A function is defined if it evaluates to a definite value OR when is the function evaluates to indeterminate value 0 by 0, then left-hand-limit and right-hand-limit are equal. ;; A function is continuous only when it evaluates to a definite value at the input value AND also left-hand-limit and right-hand-limit are equal to the definite value at the input value.
For a function to be continuous at a input value, it has to be defined at that input value. ;; If a function is defined at an input value, it does not imply it is continuous. It may or may not be continuous. ;; If a function is not defined at an input value, it implies it is not continuous.
If a function is not continuous at an input value, can the function be defined at that input value?
yes;s
Yes.
no
No.
The answer is "Yes". Theoretically a function can have a value f of a different to the limits.

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