Frankly, I do not think what you wrote above is correct.
Perhaps you can fill out what you wrote with more detail.
There is no way to know what you mean by “ .
Please tell us.
Definition of converge:
For each epsilon > 0 there exists a number N such that n>N implies
|sn -s|<epsilon.
In this case the N you chose was usually a max {constant, f(epsilon)}.
Definition of continuity
For each epsilon > 0 there exists a delta>0 such that x element dom(f) and
|x-x0| < delta implies |f(x)-f(x0)|< epsilon.
In this case the delta you choose is usually a min{constant, f(epsilon)}
I was just wondering how to think about why for one you need a min and the other a max.
Thanks
While those exact examples may not work in all cases. However, I do get the idea.
In the case of the sequence, the subscript is approaching infinity.
Therefore, we take the maximum N to insure all conditions hold.
The case of continuity is a bit more abstract. In choosing the we are creating a bound on x, we want to be able to say that .
Knowing that means .
This means we can construct bounds on .
So we want to be at most 1 (not more).
I hope that helps somewhat.