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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The first worksheet is to aid students to understand the difference between vertical asymptotes and holes (removable discontinuities) in the graph of a function.
The true stress-strain relationship of PDMS in tension evaluated by DIC showed a significant strain-hardening behavior, with a vertical asymptote at strain [[epsilon].sub.T] = 0.701.
Figure 3 contains three pairs of curves separated by implicit vertical asymptotes. These vertical asymptotes intersect the maturity axis at the times to maturities when the reserves are zero.
Since [lim.sub.x[right arrow]0+] [log.sub.a]x = -[infinity] for a > 1 and [lim.sub.x[right arrow]0+] [log.sub.a]x = +[infinity]0 < a < 1, the y-axis is a vertical asymptote of the graph of y = [a.sup.x].