**Newton's method** — In numerical analysis, Newton s method (also known as the Newton–Raphson method), named after Isaac Newton and Joseph Raphson, is a method for finding successively better approximations to the roots (or zeroes) of a real valued function. The… … Wikipedia

**Newton's method in optimization** — A comparison of gradient descent (green) and Newton s method (red) for minimizing a function (with small step sizes). Newton s method uses curvature information to take a more direct route. In mathematics, Newton s method is an iterative method… … Wikipedia

**Newton's method** — Math. a process for approximating the roots of an equation by replacing the curve representing the equation by its tangent and finding the intersection of the tangent with the x axis and iterating this process. [after I. NEWTON] … Useful english dictionary

**Method of Fluxions** — is a book by Isaac Newton. The book was completed in 1671, and published in 1736. Fluxions is Newton s term for differential calculus (fluents was his term for integral calculus). He originally developed the method at Woolsthorpe Manor during the … Wikipedia

**Newton (disambiguation)** — Newton may refer to: Physics * Newton, SI unit of force named after Sir Isaac Newton * Newton scale, temperature scale devised by Isaac Newton * Classical mechanics, sometimes referred to as Newtonian mechanics People * Sir Isaac Newton * Newton… … Wikipedia

**Newton fractal** — Julia set for the rational function associated to Newton s method for ƒ:z→z3−1. The Newton fractal is a boundary set in the complex plane which is characterized by Newton s method applied to a fixed polynomial . It is the … Wikipedia

**Newton's theorem of revolving orbits** — Figure 1: An attractive force F(r) causes the blue planet to move on the cyan circle. The green planet moves three times faster and thus requires a stronger centripetal force, which is supplied by adding an attractive inverse cube force. The … Wikipedia

**Newton-Verfahren** — Das Newton Verfahren, auch Newton Raphson Verfahren, (benannt nach Sir Isaac Newton 1669 und Joseph Raphson 1690) ist in der Mathematik ein Standardverfahren zur numerischen Lösung von nichtlinearen Gleichungen und Gleichungssystemen. Im Falle… … Deutsch Wikipedia

**Newton-Fraktal** — Das Newton Fraktal zu Das Newton Fraktal zu einer nicht konstanten meromorphen Funktion p, die die komplexen Zahlen in sich abbildet, ist eine Teilmenge der Menge der komplexen Zahlen. Genauer ist es die Julia Menge … Deutsch Wikipedia

**Method of moments (statistics)** — See method of moments (probability theory) for an account of a technique for proving convergence in distribution. In statistics, the method of moments is a method of estimation of population parameters such as mean, variance, median, etc. (which… … Wikipedia