Approximate Zero

An initial point that provides safe convergence of Newton's method (Smale 1981; Petković et al. 1997, p. 1).

See also

Alpha-Test, Newton's Method, Point Estimation Theory

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Petković, M. S.; Herceg, D. D.; and Ilić, S. M. Point Estimation Theory and Its Applications. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia: Institute of Mathematics, 1997.Smale, S. "The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra and Complexity Theory." Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 4, 1-35, 1981.

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