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Unformatted text preview: for i = 1:n S = S + 4*.9^i; end % Show the final result in the command window disp(S); By letting n = 328, ballbouncing returns the value 37.999999999999972 . This value does not change for any n larger than 328. Additionally, this value makes sense if we define D total in the following way: Using the basic principle of determining what value a geometric series converges to, we see that as n tends to infinity, the summation in D total converges to 9. Thus, D total converges to 38, and the value achieved beyond n = 328 makes sense. Exercise 3.3 The following is a table detailing the first 4 results (including iteration 0) of Newtons Method with f(x) = x 3 4; f(x ) = 3x 2 and x = 2. X Value Output of Newtons Method Error Percent error x0 2 (Iteration 0) .4126 25.992% x1 1.666. .. .0793 4.993% x2 1.59111. .. .0037 0.2337% x3 1.5874097 8.6380318E 6 0.5442E 3% *Hand calculations are attached...
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2011 for the course MATH 345 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.
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