Newton's Iteration
An algorithm for the
Square Root
of a number
quadratically as
,
where
. The first few approximants to
are given by
For
, this gives the convergents as 1, 3/2, 17/12, 577/408, 665857/470832, ....
See also
Square Root
© 1996-9
Eric W. Weisstein
1999-05-25