# Definition:Limit

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**Limit** may refer to:

## Historical Note

It should be noted that neither Newton nor Leibniz had a clear understanding of the concept of a **limit**, despite their work on inventing the Calculus.

That understanding came later; the modern concept of a limit was pioneered by the work of Carl Friedrich Gauss and Niels Henrik Abelâ€Ž.

However, it was not until Augustin Louis Cauchy, in $1821$, that the **limit** was given a rigorous definition.

## Sources

- 1937: Richard Courant:
*Differential and Integral Calculus: Volume $\text { I }$*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text I$: Introduction