Newton-Rhapson Method


numerical methods are available to approximate a root of the equation which is difficult or impossible to solve using normal algebraic methods.

two such methods, studied in this course, are the bisection method and the newton-rhapson method.

the newton-rhapson method uses tangents and differentiation and is generally quicker to use than the bisection method.

Key Skills

  • use the newton-rhapson method to solve non-linear equations
  • have a geometrical and graphical understanding of this method


root, iteration.