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How does newton's method work ? This is all supposed to be a review, but I'm having trouble remembering how it works...
f(x)=x^3 + x + 3 (Initial Guess = 1)
 7 months ago
 7 months ago
How does newton's method work ? This is all supposed to be a review, but I'm having trouble remembering how it works... f(x)=x^3 + x + 3 (Initial Guess = 1)
 7 months ago
 7 months ago

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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[x_{n+1}=x_{n}\frac{f(x_n)}{f'(x_n)}\]
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
first guess is 1 \(f(1)=5\) so \(1\) is kind of a lousy guess, since you want it to be 0
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[f'(x)=3x^2+1\] so \[f'(1)=4\]
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
second guess is therefore \(x_2=1\frac{5}{4}=\frac{1}{4}\)
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
lather, rinse repeat it gets real messy real fast
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jossy04Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'm kind of remembering how to do this
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you can also do some algebra if you like before you start \[x\frac{f(x)}{f'(x)}=x\frac{x^3+x+3}{3x^2+1}\] \[=\frac{2x^33}{3x^2+1}\] and plug in there, but it amounts to the same thing
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jossy04Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank you very much for your help :)
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