I dont understand the idea and proof behind Squeeze Theorem

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- Jul 13th 2008, 01:18 PMHELLMACHAqueeze
I dont understand the idea and proof behind Squeeze Theorem

- Jul 13th 2008, 01:46 PMjanvdl
Hmm, now let me recall the lecture I had myself :D

Lets say we want to know what the limit approaches for the function

Now we know oscillates between and

So we can say:

(We know the value of the limit must be somewhere between these two values.)

But the original question asks for

So multiply throughout the equation with

We are given that approaches

Now observe, the value must be 0. It lies between 0 and... well uhm... 0 :D So it must be 0 itself.

And so we have calculated the limit! (Clapping)

**(The proof behind it will be in your textbook, go through it again now that I've shown you the idea behind the theorem.)** - Jul 13th 2008, 02:07 PMflyingsquirrel
- Jul 13th 2008, 02:10 PMjanvdl