Iterative Methods, Including Starting Procedure

  • A. J. Moakes
Part of the Introductory Monographs in Mathematics book series (INMOMA)

Abstract

To find the square root of a number N to any required degree of accuracy, starting with a reasonable first approximation x0. Calculate in turn the numbers x1= 1/2x0+ N/x0); x2= 1/2 (x1+ N/x1) and so on, the general relation being xn+1= 1/2 (xn+N/xn).

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© A. J. Moakes 1973

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