Asymptote

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Asymptote

In geometry, a line associated with a curve in such a way that the distance between the line and the curve approaches zero as both reach toward infinity. Asymptotes are used in calculus and are computed using limits.
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Comparing expression (18) to expression (8), we can see that the derived upper asymptotic limit for this linear and causal medium, given by its 1st order phase approximation, has the same square root form, and its coefficient is larger (by 29%).
The asymptotic limit for the optimum case is determined as
The asymptotic limit given by (19) does not contradict limits given by (18), (8) and (2).
TABLE 7 Comparison of Output Characteristics of the Five Cases of the Differential Equations Model Current Equal Equal Females Summary Conditions Exits Hires Equality Only time to 30% female, years 18 13 10 9 4 time to 40% female, years -- 51* 28 20 7 time to 50% female, years -- -- -- 57* 11 time to 75% female, years -- -- -- -- 22 asymptotic limit 34% 40% 43% 50% 100% (maximum %F) endpoint, years** 40 51 49 57 70 alternative endpoint, 33 43 42 49 62 years*** * Asymptotic limit ** Assuming measurement error of 0.
Likewise, the effect of differential rates of attrition accounts for the long times to reach the asymptotic limits of each case.
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