One of the three tenets of a student succeeding in a course is how well he knows the pre-requisite knowledge for the course (other two tenets are ability and interest). We as instructors can make it easier for students to get to a reasonable competency level by offering short reviews of the pre-requisite knowledge in form of video and/or text.
Here , a student will review via an example the background needed to learn Newton-Raphson method of solving a nonlinear equation of the form f(x)=0.
For more videos and resources on this topic, please visit http://nm.mathforcollege.com/topics/newton_raphson.html
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