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This is a confusion that I have had for a long time. " Why is $\lim\limits_{x\to a} e^x = e^{\lim\limits_ {x\to a} x}$?"

Is there any proof or logic behind? Please explain. I have googled this and I have not received any satisfying answers

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    $\begingroup$ It's what we call continuity. $\endgroup$ – Lord Shark the Unknown May 15 at 6:40
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    $\begingroup$ If you want to know why $e^x$ is continuous, you'll need to provide a definition of the function $e^x$ that you're comfortable with. For example, is it $\frac{1}{0!} + \frac{x}{1!} + \frac{x^2}{2!}$? Or maybe it's the unique solution to the IVP $y' = y, y(0) = 1$? $\endgroup$ – Theo Bendit May 15 at 6:50
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    $\begingroup$ I do not think this question should be closed. In particular, I don't think it is "missing context of other details". Its just a thought someone is having, and its the kind of thought which admits a good answer in the form of a reference to a book or some course notes. $\endgroup$ – user1729 May 15 at 11:18
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    $\begingroup$ @TheoBendit: It's definitely not the quadratic you provided! =P $\endgroup$ – user21820 May 16 at 10:10
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    $\begingroup$ Until you define precisely what "$e^x$" means, your question cannot really be answered properly. Separate from that, I strongly recommend that you start learning proper real analysis from a proper textbook such as Spivak's Calculus. $\endgroup$ – user21820 May 16 at 10:18
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For continuous function, the function of the limit is the limit of the function.

$$f(\lim_{x \to a}x) = \lim_{x \to a}f(x)$$

Exponentiation is a continuous function.

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  • $\begingroup$ Please be more precise. Exponentiation is continuous on a certain domain, not everywhere that it is useful to be defined. $\endgroup$ – user21820 May 16 at 10:20

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