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Newton's Method

  • To use this method to approximate a solution to an equation, first put your equation in the form .
  • Understand how to visualize Newton’s Method iterations geometrically.
  • Realize that on some problems the choice of your initial “guess” is critical.
  • Keep lots of digits in your intermediate results!

Newton's Method

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Approximating Using Newton's Method 0:10
    • Good Guesses for Convergence
  • Lecture Example 1 0:49
  • Lecture Example 2 4:21
  • Lecture Example 3 7:59
  • Additional Example 4
  • Additional Example 5