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Use Newton's method to solve cos(3x)-2x+1=0. Show the values of each iteration until you have reached the " best" solution your calculator can display

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- Jan 13th 2009, 07:52 AMEmmeyh15@hotmail.comNewtons method
WORK OUT!

Use Newton's method to solve cos(3x)-2x+1=0. Show the values of each iteration until you have reached the " best" solution your calculator can display - Jan 13th 2009, 08:30 AMrunning-gag
Hi

Let f(x) = cos(3x)-2x+1 with a representative curve Cf

Start from say

Then is the abscissa of the intersection point between the x axis and the tangent to the curve Cf at the point whose abscissa is

f'(x) = -3 sin(3x)-2

The equation of the tangent to Cf at the point of abscissa is

is given by

Start for example from and then use a calculator to iterate and find the best estimation of the solution