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please every one from todays lecture what is meant by SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATION
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As far as I know there is no assignment that asks about this but it is basically your 'guess and check'. In other words "successively" guessing an answer to get a close "approximation" of the exact answer. I think this would be accurate.
Was that the part that talked about Heron of Alexandria's algorithm? I thought that was a really great example when he tried to find the square root of 25.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/successive+approximation http://eric_rollins.home.mindspring.com/introProgramming/hw3.html http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/sicp/book/node12.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_method