value of a function

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  • Limit of a function — x 1 0.841471 0.1 0.998334 0.01 0.999983 Although the function (sin x)/x is not defined at zero, as x becomes closer and closer to zero, (sin x)/x becomes arbitrarily close to 1. It is said that the limit of (sin x)/x as x approache …   Wikipedia

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  • Argument of a function — In mathematics, an argument of a function is a specific input in the function, also known as an independent variable. When it is clear from the context which argument is meant, the argument is often denoted by arg. A mathematical function has one …   Wikipedia

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  • Limit of a sequence — n n sin(1/n) 1 0.841471 2 0.958851 ... 10 0.998334 ... 100 0.999983 As the positive integer n becomes larger and larger …   Wikipedia

  • Energy value of coal — The energy value of coal, or the fuel content, is the amount of potential energy in coal that can be converted into actual heating ability. The value can be calculated and compared with different grades of coal or even other materials. Materials… …   Wikipedia

  • length of a curve — Geometrical concept addressed by integral calculus. Methods for calculating exact lengths of line segments and arcs of circles have been known since ancient times. Analytic geometry allowed them to be stated as formulas involving coordinates (see …   Universalium

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