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dpflan
 4 years ago
Can someone help explain "Newton's method"?
dpflan
 4 years ago
Can someone help explain "Newton's method"?

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serychj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it is method for finding approximately solution of equation f(x)=0. You pick some starting point and then you compute tangent line to the f(x) in this point. Then you repeat these steps, but now picking point where tangent line=0 (crossed xaxis) as your starting point.

serychj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/NewtonIteration_Ani.gif

serychj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It is very fast approximation method, but be careful. It can easily fail to find the solution.
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