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Re: Epsilon-Delta proofs

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg39568] Re: Epsilon-Delta proofs
  • From: Bruce Atwood <bta at attewode.com>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 05:01:14 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <b37et8$pio$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: bta at attewode.com
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Something like this has been done by Mark Townsend of Lebanon Valley 
College.

I believe the notebook can be found either in MathSource or in the demos 
or in the education examples. Search wolfram.com for "epsilondeltalgame".

I hope this is helpful. Sorry I can't remember exactly where I found it.

Bruce Atwood

Will Self wrote:

>It occurred to me that it might be interesting to write a Mathematica
>program that would do epsilon-delta proofs for limits, e.g., prove
>that the limit of (x^2-4)/(x-2), as x approaches 2, is 4.  Perhaps
>restricting the expressions involved to rational functions.  Has
>anybody done something like this?
>
>email replies greatly appreciated
>Will
>
>  
>


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