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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Is that what you ran?

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**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
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You have your hands full m.

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Yes, it is better than copying and pasting the same code 10 times.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Oy! You do not have to copy and paste. You can rerun a cell again and again.

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**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
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The front end in Mma is confusing. He needs to learn its capabilities.

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Hm, but then how do I show you what the history was?

Also, why is nestlist inferior?

*Last edited by Agnishom (2016-06-16 16:08:29)*

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Good point just as long as you know the other way.

Please get more digits.

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```
In[28]:= NestList[N[T[f, #], 16] &, 0, 20]
Out[28]= {0, 0.3333333333333333, 0.241105637657362, \
0.241073360838539, 0.241073360510646, 0.24107336051065, \
0.24107336051065, 0.24107336051065, 0.2410733605106, 0.2410733605106, \
0.241073360511, 0.241073360511, 0.241073360511, 0.24107336051, \
0.24107336051, 0.24107336051, 0.2410733605, 0.2410733605, \
0.241073361, 0.241073361, 0.241073361}
```

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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50 digits please.

Now where does x = 0. come from?

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I'll have my breakfast and watch 8 simple rules. That'll take 20 minutes.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, see you then.

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```
In[33]:= NestList[N[T[f, #], 50] &, 0, 30]
Out[33]= {0, 0.33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333, \
0.2411056376573617952928297755883962780514504652436, \
0.2410733608385386231804696452324331986595272643053, \
0.2410733605106461067319852181691434493418203890234, \
0.241073360510646106698135374905087164547723068985, \
0.241073360510646106698135374905087164547362318455, \
0.241073360510646106698135374905087164547362318455, \
0.24107336051064610669813537490508716454736231846, \
0.24107336051064610669813537490508716454736231846, \
0.2410733605106461066981353749050871645473623185, \
0.2410733605106461066981353749050871645473623185, \
0.2410733605106461066981353749050871645473623185, \
0.241073360510646106698135374905087164547362318, \
0.241073360510646106698135374905087164547362318, \
0.241073360510646106698135374905087164547362318, \
0.24107336051064610669813537490508716454736232, \
0.24107336051064610669813537490508716454736232, \
0.2410733605106461066981353749050871645473623, \
0.2410733605106461066981353749050871645473623, \
0.2410733605106461066981353749050871645473623, \
0.241073360510646106698135374905087164547362, \
0.241073360510646106698135374905087164547362, \
0.24107336051064610669813537490508716454736, \
0.24107336051064610669813537490508716454736, \
0.24107336051064610669813537490508716454736, \
0.2410733605106461066981353749050871645474, \
0.2410733605106461066981353749050871645474, \
0.2410733605106461066981353749050871645474, \
0.241073360510646106698135374905087164547, \
0.241073360510646106698135374905087164547}
```

I do not know where x = 0 comes from. You supplied that.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Before doing any rootfinding we check the geometry of the equation.

Plot the function and eyeball the roots. What do you see?

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'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That looks familiar.

What do you notice about the roots from looking?

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They are near -1.9, -1.6, -0.8, 0.2, 1.2, 1.8

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is where the 0 comes from. Now get the remaining 5 roots.

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See post #14

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Can you clean that output up, there are duplicates?

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```
In[40]:= T[f_, x_] := x - f[x]/f'[x]
Newtons[f_, x0_, n_] := Nest[N[T[f, #]] &, x0, n]
In[39]:= Newtons[f, #, 100] & /@ {-1.9, -1.6, -0.8, 0.2, 1.2, 1.8}
Out[39]= {-1.94188, -1.49702, -0.70921, 0.241073, 1.13613, 1.77091}
```

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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100 in that argument seems excessive for 6 digits. Do you know why?

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about 10 will suffice.

Please explain why.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Newton's has what they call quadratic convergence, that means it roughly gets twice as many correct digits with each iteration.

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That is a very high rate.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There are some with cubic convergence or more.

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