Pathological example for Newton's method (applet)
Paul Garrett, firstname.lastname@example.org
This example illustrates a pathological possibility for
Newton's method. (See
non-pathological case to see what should happen in the good
-> Try various initial points to compare how quickly the true
root is approached.
-> Note that the close approach of the graph to the x-axis in the
"trough" causes bizarre and unpredicatable "deflections" from the true
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