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newtonraphsonmethod
Find zeros of a function using Newton's Method
build passing

npmpackage 1.0.0

dependencies none

codestyle semistandard

Introduction
The NewtonRaphson method uses the tangent of a curve to iteratively approximate a zero of a function, f(x). This yields
the update:

Example
Consider the zero of (x+2)*(x1) at x=1:
varnr=require('newtonraphsonmethod');
functionf(x){return(x1)*(x+2);}

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functionfp(x){return(x1)+(x+2);}
//Usingthederivative:
nr(f,fp,2)
//=>1.0000000000000000(6iterations)
//Usinganumericalderivative:
nr(f,2)
//=>1.0000000000000000(6iterations)

Installation
$npminstallnewtonraphsonmethod

API
require('newtonraphsonmethod')(f[,fp],x0[,options])
Given a realvalued function of one variable, iteratively improves and returns a guess of a zero.
Parameters:
f: The numerical function of one variable of which to compute the zero.
fp optional: The first derivative of f. If not provided, is computed numerically using a fourth order central difference

with step size h.


x0: A number representing the intial guess of the zero.
options optional: An object permitting the following options:
tolerance default: 1e7: The tolerance by which convergence is measured. Convergence is met if |x[n+1]x[n]|
<=tolerance*|x[n+1]|.
epsilon default: 2.220446049250313e16 doubleprecision epsilon: A threshold against which the first derivative

is tested. Algorithm fails if |y'|<epsilon*|y|.


maxIter default: 20: Maximum permitted iterations.
h default: 1e4: Step size for numerical differentiation.
verbose default: false: Output additional information about guesses, convergence, and failure.

Returns: If convergence is achieved, returns an approximation of the zero. If the algorithm fails, returns false.

See Also
modifiednewtonraphson: A simple modification of NewtonRaphson that may exhibit improved convergence.
newtonraphson: A similar and lovely implementation that differs only? in requiring a first derivative.

License
2016 Scijs Authors. MIT License.

Authors
Ricky Reusser

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