In this lesson, you will learn about Newton's Method, an algorithm for computing increasingly accurate approximations to a root of a function. The lesson takes several examples to help you understand the method better. You'll see how to use it to solve for the square root of 3, find points of intersection of two graphs, find the radius of a circular arc, and more. You'll also learn about the Newton's method theorem and quadratic convergence.
Learn about Newton's Method and how to use it.
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