Making sense of the Big Oh!

Many students are challenged to understand the nature of Big Oh in relating it to the order of accuracy of numerical methods.  In this exercise, we are using the central divided difference approximation of the first derivative of the function to ease some of the mystery surrounding the Big Oh.

You can visit the above example by opening a pdf file.

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1. Hi Mr. Kaw! I’ve been using the numeric methods material from mathoforcollege,com for my numerical methods course and wanted to thank you for taking the time to make it all so simple and easy to understand, please keep up the good work.

2. Hi Mr. Kaw! I’ve been using the numeric methods material from mathoforcollege,com for my numerical methods course and wanted to thank you for taking the time to make it all so simple and easy to understand, please keep up the good work.