18.01SC | Fall 2010 | Undergraduate

Single Variable Calculus

Part B: Optimization, Related Rates and Newton's Method

Session 33: Newton's Method

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Newton’s method uses linear approximation to make successively better guesses at the solution to an equation. Starting from a good guess, Newton’s method can be extremely accurate and efficient. Occasionally it doesn’t work at all.

Lecture Video and Notes

Video Excerpts

Clip 1: Introduction to Newton’s Method

Clip 2: Newton’s Method, Continued

Clip 3: Newton’s Method: What Could Go Wrong?

Worked Example

Cube Root of x

Recitation Video

Using Newton’s Method

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Course Info

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Fall 2010
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