BASIC limit

1. Oct 27, 2012

sigh1342

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

show that $$f(x,y) =y+x^2cosy$$ has a limit 0 at (0,0) by the ε-δ definition.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
$$|y+x^2cosy| ≤ |y|+|x^2|$$ (by tri. inequ. and $$|cosy|≤1$$
then can I suppose $$|x^2|<|x|$$ , since $$|x|<1$$,
then $$|y+x^2cosy| ≤ |x|+|y| ≤ 2\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$$ ?
if not , how can I do it by the ε-δ definition

2. Oct 27, 2012

hedipaldi

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3. Oct 27, 2012

HallsofIvy

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Given $\epsilon> 0$, show that there exist $\delta> 0$ such that if $\sqrt{x^2+ y^2}< \delta$ (this is the distance from (x, y) to (0, 0)) then $|y+ x^2cos(y)|<\epsilon$.

From your last inequality, $|y+ x^2cos(y)|< 2\sqrt{x^2+ y^2}$ you just need to choose $\delta< \epsilon/2$.

4. Oct 27, 2012

sigh1342

thanks you guys, actually I would want to know can I suppose x^2|<|x| , since |x|<1

5. Oct 28, 2012

Zondrina

Hmm depends on how small you want your neighborhood to be in terms of your choice of δ.

Otherwise you can assume that |x| ≤ (x2+y2)1/2 < δ and |y| ≤ (x2+y2)1/2 < δ

So that : $|y| + |x|^2 < δ + δ^2 = δ(δ+1)$ Then for δ≤1, we would have :

$|y| + |x|^2 < δ + δ^2 = δ(δ+1) ≤ 2δ ≤ ε$

So as long as δ ≤ min{1, ε/2} you're good.