It says in my textbook that , so 0 is the limit. For most of the other problems in the section, I have to show that when the limit exists using the definition of limits of two-variable functions (that sqrt(x^2 + y^2) < delta implies that |f(x,y)-L| < epsilon.
Normally I do this with something like: |f(x,y)-L| = .... = .... ≤ |y| or |x| ≤ sqrt(x^2 + y^2) < delta = epsilon.
Or I could show that there is no limit by using a two counterexamples (two functions on the curve sin(x-y)/cos(x+y) that approach different values in f(x,y) near (0,0)).
I found that on the line x=y, lim y->0
But on the curve x = \pi*cos(y), lim y->0 , so there is no limit when approaching from the curve
Doesn't it follow that has no limit at (0,0)? Or do I need to find a counter example of some x=f(y) where lim y->0 actually exists but is not zero?