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Squeeze/Sandwhich theorem

  1. Oct 4, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Use the Squeeze/Sandwich theorem to show the

    [tex]limx->1 [(x-1)^{2}sin(\frac{1}{1-x})]=0[/tex]

    Thats the lim as x approaches 1 for the whole square bracket

    3. The attempt at a solution
    i split it up into the two seperate limits, but i'm kinda lost on how the sandwhich theorem works, my professor said something along the lines of sin1/1-x has to be between 1 and -1 because all sin are, than he change that to an x and found the limit as x approached zero and the two limits worked out, but this limit has x approaching 1 so i'm stuck.
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  3. Oct 4, 2007 #2


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    If we let L be the form you are taking the limit of, then -(x-1)^2<=L<=+(x-1)^2, since the sin is always between -1 and +1, right? What are the outside limits?
  4. Oct 4, 2007 #3
    ok i solved it, it's 0... but i kinda just put what the data should be to obtain zero, how do u find the limit as x approaces 1 for sin(1/(1-x)), how can u tell what the sin of infinity is?
  5. Oct 4, 2007 #4


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    It oscillates between -1 and 1. It doesn't have a limit. L oscillates too, but the amplitude of the oscillations get smaller and smaller as it approaches infinity.
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