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    Newton's Method problem

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    Hi

    Newton's method consists in starting from x0, draw the tangent to the curve at the point whose abscissa is x0, find the x-intercept of this tangent x1 and so on.

    You can show that

    x_{n+1} = x_n - \frac{f(x_n)}{f'(x_n)}

    Starting from x0 = 1.5 you can converge very quickly to one solution.
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