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L'H˘pital's Rule with Mathematica

John H. Mathews
Organization: California State University Fullerton
Department: Mathematics
URL: http://mathfaculty.fullerton.edu/mathews/
Journal / Anthology

Year: 1991
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
Page range: 40-46

Computer algebra systems (CAS's) are able to manipulate complicated algebraic quantities, perform symbolic differentiation, and find limits. CAS's are a powerful assistant for keeping track of the messy details in multi-step problems which are prone to human error when done by pencil and paper. This note illustrates how the theoretical and computational aspects of L'H˘pital's rule can be enhanced with the use of a CAS. The computer algebra software Mathematica illustrated in this article is used in the computer laboratory of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Calculus