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Unformatted text preview: Tutorial week 10 1. A differentiable function takes the values f (-. 1) =-1 . 629 , f (0) =-1 . 312 and f (0 . 1) =-1 . 043 . Using the central and backward difference formulae f ( x 2 )-f ( x ) x 2-x and f ( x 1 )-f ( x ) x 1-x estimate f (0). Which do you think will be the more accurate estimate, and why? ANSWER: Using the central difference formula with x 2 = 0 . 1 and x =-. 1 f (0) ≈-1 . 043-(-1 . 629) . 1-(-. 1) = 2 . 93 . Using the backwards difference formula with x 1 = 0 and x =-. 1 f (0) ≈-1 . 312-(-1 . 629)-(-. 1) = 3 . 17 . As the central difference is second order and the forwards difference formula is first order, the central difference formula will be best. 2. Use appropriate approximations to estimate f ( x ) for each value of x in the table below. Which do you think is the most accurate approximation, and why? x . 49 . 50 . 51 f ( x ) 1 . 11294 1 . 11730 1 . 12171 ANSWER: For f (0 . 5) the second-order central difference formula gives: f (0 . 5) ’ 1 . 12171...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2011 for the course MATH 2051 taught by Professor Dr.a.wacher during the Fall '11 term at Durham.

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