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Mathematics of Computation

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A quadratic formula for finding the root of an equation
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Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 305-307 Request permission


An extension is made to Reguli Falsi involving a parabolic approximation. Formulae are derived which have convergence exponents 2, 2.414, 2.732, respectively.
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  • © Copyright 1971 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 305-307
  • MSC: Primary 65H05
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  • MathSciNet review: 0295559