finds the limiting value of expr when x approaches x0.
Details and Options
- Limit[expr,x->x0,Direction->1] computes the limit as x approaches x0 from smaller values. Limit[expr,x->x0,Direction->-1] computes the limit as x approaches x0 from larger values.
- Limit returns Interval objects to represent ranges of possible values, for example at essential singularities.
- Limit returns unevaluated when it encounters functions about which it has no specific information. Limit therefore by default makes no explicit assumptions about symbolic functions.
- Assumptions can be specified as a setting for the option Assumptions.
- Limit[expr,x->x0] uses the setting 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.
Examplesopen allclose all
Introduced in 1988
(1.0)| Updated in 2003