January 26th, 2019, 06:46 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2019 From: Athens Posts: 5 Thanks: 0  Help for calculating a limit
I am trying to calculate the following limit $\displaystyle \lim_{x\to0+}\frac{\ln(1+2x)\sin(\sqrt{x})}{\sqrt{ x^3}}$ but no luck. Can anybody help me with this? Last edited by greg1313; January 27th, 2019 at 01:44 AM. 
January 26th, 2019, 07:42 AM  #2 
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$\displaystyle \lim_{x \to 0^+} \dfrac{\ln(1+2x) \cdot \sin(\sqrt{x})}{\sqrt{x^3}}$ note $\sqrt{x^3} = \sqrt{x^2} \cdot \sqrt{x} = x \cdot \sqrt{x}$ for $x>0$ $\displaystyle \lim_{x \to 0^+} \dfrac{\ln(1+2x)}{x} \cdot \lim_{x \to 0^+} \dfrac{\sin(\sqrt{x})}{\sqrt{x}}$ $\displaystyle \lim_{x \to 0^+} \dfrac{\ln(1+2x)}{x} \cdot 1$ from here, I recommend using the series expansion about zero for $\ln(1+2x)$ , simplifying the resulting quotient, and then determine the limit. 
January 26th, 2019, 09:33 AM  #3 
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You can also use L'Hôpital rule.
Last edited by skipjack; March 26th, 2019 at 12:36 AM. 
January 26th, 2019, 10:04 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 2,404 Thanks: 1306  You can't. Successive differentiations just to increasing powers of $x$ in a denominator. Last edited by skipjack; March 26th, 2019 at 12:37 AM. 
January 26th, 2019, 10:10 AM  #5 
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Thank you very much.

January 26th, 2019, 10:21 AM  #6 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2016 From: USA Posts: 599 Thanks: 366 Math Focus: Dynamical systems, analytic function theory, numerics 
Just expand to first order, compose and multiply. Start with $\ln(1+2x) = 2x + \mathcal{O}(x^2)$ and $\sin(\sqrt{x}) = \sqrt{x} + \mathcal{O}(x^{3/2})$ so when you multiply you have $\ln(1+2x)\sin(\sqrt{x}) = 2x^{3/2} + \mathcal{O}(x^{5/2})$. Obviously if you divide by $x^{3/2}$ and take $x \to 0$ you get \[ \lim_{x \to 0^+} \frac{2x^{3/2} + \mathcal{O}(x^{5/2})}{x^{3/2}} = 2 \] 
January 26th, 2019, 10:45 AM  #7 
Senior Member Joined: Dec 2015 From: iPhone Posts: 482 Thanks: 73  I mean to use differentiation to the end $\displaystyle \frac{\ln(1+2x)}{x}$ .
Last edited by skipjack; March 26th, 2019 at 12:38 AM. 
January 27th, 2019, 01:36 AM  #8 
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$\displaystyle \lim_{x\to0}(1+2x)^{1/x}=e^2$

January 28th, 2019, 03:55 AM  #9 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,932 Thanks: 1127 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  If you're wondering how it's done (using $\lim_{x\to0}(1+x)^{1/x}=e$)... $\displaystyle u=ax$ $\displaystyle \lim_{x\to0}(1+ax)^{1/x}=\lim_{u\to0}(1+u)^{a/u}=\left[\lim_{u\to0}(1+u)^{1/u}\right]^a=e^a$ where $a$ is a nonzero constant. 
January 29th, 2019, 09:15 AM  #10  
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By L'Hôpital's rule: lim log(1+2x)/x = lim 2/(1+2x) = 2 Last edited by skipjack; March 26th, 2019 at 12:40 AM.  

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