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No Fooling! Newton's Method Can Be Fooled

by Peter Horton (North Harris College)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
December, 2007

Subject classification(s): Analysis | Numerical Analysis
Applicable Course(s): 4.11 Advanced Calc I, II, & Real Analysis

Various examples of convergent Newton sequences which do not converge to a zero of the underlying function are given.

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