Limit of cos(1/x) as x approaches 0

The limit of cos(1/x) as x approaches 0 does not exist. In this post, we will learn how to find the limit of cos(1/x).

Limit of cos(1/x) as x approaches 0

limx→0 cos(1/x) Does Not Exist.

Limit of cos(1/x) when x→0

Question: What is the limit cos(1/x) when x tend to 0?

Answer: The limit of cos(1/x) does not exist when x tends to 0.

Explanation:

The following theorem will be used to find the limit of cos(1/x) when x tends to 0.

Theorem: If limxc f(x) = L, then for every sequence xn→c we always have limn f(xn) = L.

Let

xn = $\dfrac{1}{2n \pi}$

yn = $\dfrac{1}{(2n+1) \pi}$.

Note that when n tends to ∞, the above two sequences

xn, yn →0.

But,

limn f(xn) = limn  cos 2nπ = 1.

limn f(yn) = limn  cos (2n+1)π = -1.

So by the above theorem, we conclude that the limit of cos(1/x) when x tends to 0 does not exist.

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FAQs

Q1: What is the limit of cos(1/x) as x tends to 0?

Answer: The limit of cos(1/x) as x tends to 0 does not exit, that is, limx→0 cos(1/x) = Not Exist.

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