Archive for August, 2012

The Squeeze Theorem Let’s start with a statement of the squeeze theorem. Theorem 1.1  Suppose \(g(x) \le f(x) \le h(x)\) and this is true for all \(x\) in a neighbourhood of \(x = a\) (except perhaps at \(x = a\)). Further, suppose \(\displaystyle \lim_{x \to a} g(x) = \displaystyle \lim_{x \to a} h(x) = L\). Then […]

On the origin of \(x\)

Posted: 16th August 2012 by seanmathmodelguy in Blog

Recently I had the opportunity to watch Why the \(x\) is Unknown TED talk from Terry Moore but I soon realized after talking to a colleague that the explanation Terry gives is much too simplified.  Since there are cultural aspects to this question I’ve asked my colleague Carmen for her opinion.  Have a listen in. Carmen, […]