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Meaning of NEWTON-RAPHSON

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A well-known algorithm for solving equations. Given an equation,

        f x = 0

and an initial approximation, x(0), a better approximation is given by:

        x(i+1) = x(i) - f(x(i)) / f'(x(i))

where f'(x) is the first derivative of f, df/dx.

 

 

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