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Variations on a Theme of Newton

by Robert M. Corless (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 1998

Subject classification(s): Analysis | Numerical Analysis | Solutions of Equations
Applicable Course(s): 3.0 Calculus | 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 4.3 Number Theory | 4.11 Advanced Calc I, II, & Real Analysis

The author uses the computer algebra system Maple to introduce a number of interesting investigations based on Newton's Method for finding roots of an equation.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Differentiation: General Applications
Number Theory | Continued Fractions
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