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Subject: RE: math function for calculator
From: David H. Straayer (mail_at_dhstraayer.com)
Date: 2004-05-03


Isaac asks of the square root algorithm: "Can you tell me the
name...?"

We call it "divide and average", it is the special case of
"Newton-Raphson" iteration for square roots.

Dave Straayer,
who teaches Math at Sierra College

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