Evaluate the limit.

We know (page 287 of Apostol) that the expansions for and as are given by

Therefore, we have the following expansion for as ,

So, now we can take the limit,

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Evaluate the limit.

We know (page 287 of Apostol) that the expansions for and as are given by

Therefore, we have the following expansion for as ,

So, now we can take the limit,

Evaluate the limit.

First, we want to get expansions for and as . For we write and use the expansion (page 287 of Apostol) of . This gives us

Next, for , again we write and then use the expansion for we have

Now, we need use the expansion for (again, page 287 of Apostol)

and substitute this into our expansion of ,

(Again, this is the really nice part of little -notation. We had lots of terms in powers of greater than 3, but they all get absorbed into , so we don’t actually have to multiply out and figure out what they all were. We only need to figure out the terms for the powers of up to 3. Of course, the 3 could be any number depending on the situation; we chose 3 in this case because we know that’s what we will want in the limit we are trying to evaluate.)

So, now we have expansions for and (in which most of the terms cancel when we subtract) and we can evaluate the limit.

Evaluate the limit.

We use the expansions for (given in Example 1 on page 288 of Apostol) and (on page 287 of Apostol):

Therefore, we have

Evaluate the limit.

We use the definition of in terms of the exponential:

and the expansions (page 287 of Apostol) of and as :

Putting these together we evaluate the limit:

Evaluate the limit.

Using the expansion (from this exercise, Section 7.11, Exercise #4)

we compute the limit as follows:

Evaluate the limit.

Since we use the expansion (page 287) for ,

Therefore,

Evaluate the limit.

We use the expansions on page 287 for and ,

Then we compute the limit,

Evaluate the limit.

We use the expansions (p. 287) for and as to write,

Therefore, we compute the limit as

Evaluate the limit for .

First we write and . Then we use the expansion of (p. 287), to obtain expansions for and ,

Therefore, we have