Log into your edX Account Skip to this view's content Please enter your e-mail address below, and we will e-mail instructions for setting a new password. Help Continuous Functions and Classifying Discontinuities Intuitive Notions and Terminology Thinking back to our intuitive notion of a limit, recall we said that barring any knowledge of what a function does at a particular x-value (as shown in the graph below when x=2), a limit can be thought of as an "expectation" for the height of the function at this x-value -- under an assumption that near this x-value, the graph of the function could be drawn with a single continuous stroke of a pen. As we saw, this expectation, even if it exists, need not agree with the actual behavior of the function at the x-value in question.
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Classification of discontinuities in a removable discontinuity, the distance that the value of the function is off by is the oscillation;in a jump discontinuity, the size of the jump is the oscillation (assuming that the value at the point lies between these limits of the two sides);in an essential discontinuity, oscillation measures the failure of a limit to exist.limit is constant A special case is if the function diverges to infinity or minus infinity, in which case the oscillation is not defined (in the extended real numbers, this is a removable discontinuity). Classification For each of the following, consider a real valued function f of a real variable x, defined in a neighborhood of the point x0 at which f is discontinuous. Removable discontinuity
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14.2: Limits and Continuity - Mathematics LibreTexts We have now examined functions of more than one variable and seen how to graph them. In this section, we see how to take the limit of a function of more than one variable, and what it means for a function of more than one variable to be continuous at a point in its domain. It turns out these concepts have aspects that just don’t occur with functions of one variable. Resources for Science Learning Maillardet's Automaton In 1928, The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia acquired the pieces of an interesting, but totally ruined, brass machine. The very same is an automaton, now in working order, and on display in The Franklin Institute's "Amazing Machine" exhibit! Find out more >> The Case Files The Case Files are a unique repository in the history of science and technology.
Continuous Functions Uniform continuity is a stronger notion of continuity. Note that in the definition for continuity on an interval I we say "f must be continuous for all x0∈I" which means for all x0∈I and for some given ε>0 we must be able to pick δ>0 such that ∣x−x0∣<δ implies ∣f(x)−f(x0)∣<ε. However note that for x1,x2∈I the δx1 we pick for x=x1 may be different from the δx2 we pick for x=x2.