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What Is a Limit?

  • Silvanus P. Thompson
  • Martin Gardner
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Abstract

It is possible, though difficult, to understand calculus without a firm grasp on the meaning of a limit. A derivative, the fundamental concept of differential calculus, is a limit. An integral, the fundamental concept of integral calculus, is a limit.

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© Martin Gardner 1998

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  • Silvanus P. Thompson
  • Martin Gardner

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