Infinite Limit Complex Function

  1. 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the limit of a complex number involving infinity.


    2. Relevant equations
    Lim z->infiity of (8z^3+5z+2)


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried to split the problem into real and imaginary parts using z = x+iy, but I don't know how to deal with the z->infinity.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. I could be misreading the problem, but the real part and imaginary part of that equation will go to infinity as well no matter which you take.
     
  4. Dick

    Dick 25,851
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    z->infinity means |z|->infinity. What can you say about lim |8z^3+5z+2|?
     
  5. HallsofIvy

    HallsofIvy 40,514
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    Thanks, Dick. I was about to ask exactly what "z-> infinity" meant! In the complex plane there can be an infinite number of "infinities"!
     
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