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In mathematics, a limiting case of a mathematical object is a special case that arises when one or more components of the object take on their most extreme possible values. [1] For example:

A limiting case is sometimes a degenerate case in which some qualitative properties differ from the corresponding properties of the generic case. For example:

See also


  1. ^ Pogonowski, Jerzy (2020). Essays on mathematical reasoning : cognitive aspects of mathematical research and education. Zürich. p. 79. ISBN  978-3-643-96310-9. OCLC  1191668852.{{ cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher ( link)