Numbers and Limits

  • Peter D. Lax
  • Maria Shea Terrell
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


This chapter introduces basic concepts and properties of numbers that are necessary prerequisites for defining the calculus concepts of limit, derivative, and integral.


Triangle Inequality Cauchy Sequence Number Line Convergent Sequence Left Endpoint 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter D. Lax
    • 1
  • Maria Shea Terrell
    • 2
  1. 1.Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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