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What is a Limit, Anyways? Mathematical Concepts Explained

Posted by Abu on 3/15/17 5:59 PM

Let’s talk about a concept that can be confusing when you’re first studying calculus: limits. When you’re first introduced to limits, you’ll often hear your professor say things like,
What is the limit of f(x) =  as x approaches 5?

When worded like that, limits don’t sound very natural or intuitive – but in today’s post, I’m going to convince you that limits are a very natural way of looking at the world. I’ll also go over some examples of limits that we can solve without doing any “math” at all!

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Revolving Curves to Make Solids

Posted by Abu on 1/6/17 5:28 PM

Have you ever wondered where the formulas for volumes that you studied way back in geometry come from? It’s not too surprising that the volume of a cube is , but why is the volume of a cone ?

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