Student misconceptions using Newton's method for nonlinear optimization
Fox, William P.
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Newton's Method is used to find roots of differentiable functions, and is easily adapted to find critical points of twice-differentiable functions. Students often rely on the numerical results of Newton's Method without a complete analysis of the function. We offer a function that when used in a lab setting using technology allows the students to gain further insights into the use of Newton's Method.
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