Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 16:10:52 -0400
Subject: beginning calculus problem

This problem is a calculus 1 limit problem-high school level. I'm teaching myself calc over the summer and I'm already stumped.

find the limit

lim    sec^(2)[(sqrt2)(p)]-1
p-->0 ---------------------
I'm Ann.

Hi Ann,
As with many limits involving trigonometry you need to use the fact that

For your problem

Now as p approaches 0 the first two terms approach 1 and the limit can be evaluated.


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