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Subject: RE: math function for calculator

RE: math function for calculator

From: David H. Straayer <mail_at_dhstraayer.com>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 08:47:08 -0700

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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