Direction

Direction

is an option for Limit that specifies the direction in which the limit is taken.

Details

  • Direction->1 takes variables to approach their limits by increasing from smaller values.
  • Direction->-1 takes variables to approach their limits by decreasing from larger values.
  • The default setting is Direction->Automatic, which determines the direction from assumptions that have been given, using Direction->-1 as the default. For limit points at infinity, the direction is determined from the direction of the infinity.
  • Direction->z specifies that limits should be taken in the direction corresponding to the complex number z.

Examples

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See Also

Assumptions

Introduced in 1991
(2.0)
| Updated in 2003
(5.0)