# Newton's Method

Newton's method is an iterative method for numerically finding a root of a function.

Newton's method is a college-level concept that would be first encountered in a Calculus I course. It is listed in the California State Standards for Calculus.

### Prerequisites

Algorithm: | An algorithm is a specific set of instructions for carrying out a procedure or solving a problem, usually with the requirement that the procedure terminate at some point. |

Derivative: | A derivative is the infinitesimal rate of change in a function with respect to one of its parameters. |

Root: | For a mathematical function, a root is a set of arguments for which the function assumes the value of zero. |