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FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS by Sanjay Mishra

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CHAPTER 1

The Limit of a Function

INTRODUCTION

We have studied about the important events that lead to the development of calculus, famous among these were sun, moon and earth problem, problem of force (tangent) and problem on energy (Area) that paved the path for invention of an amazing mathematical tool presently known as calculus. The breakthrough in the development of these concepts was the formulation of a beautiful mathematical idea called as limit. The story of development of this concept is too long to be told here but we would definetly mark some of the events those became the foundation stone of the concept of limits and continuity.

 

Zeno: Zeno was a Greek philosopher (Ca 500 BC) of an extraordinary intellect much ahead of his time ...

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