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ERIC Number: EJ832002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Getting Limits off the Ground via Sequences
Gass, Frederick
PRIMUS, v16 n2 p147-153 Jun 2006
Most beginning calculus courses spend little or no time on a technical definition of the limit concept. In most of the remaining courses, the definition presented is the traditional epsilon-delta definition. An alternative approach that bases the definition on infinite sequences has occasionally appeared in commercial textbooks but has not yet found wide acceptance. This note supports the sequence approach by describing a mechanism whereby the discussion that leads to a technical definition is initiated almost without effort at an early stage of limit conversations.
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Language: English
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