Mathematical Analysis

Calculus Basics

What is a limit in calculus?

A limit is a fundamental concept in calculus. Unlike a limit mentioned above (as in a series or sequence), a limit of a function in calculus takes on a somewhat different meaning. In particular, a limit of a function can be described as the following: If f(x) is a function defined around a point c (but may not be at c itself), the formal limit equation becomes:


Thus, the number L is called the limit of f(x) when x goes to c.


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