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Unformatted text preview: • This method is also relatively intuitive. It approximates the function with a line that passes through the function values an the edges of the interval • This method utilizes more information than the bisection method (it uses the function values rather than just the sign of the function) and hence it enables faster convergence. False position method weaknesses • One needs to calculate and utilize values of the function at the edges of the intervals (sign is not enough) • Characterizing the width of the interval in which the root of the function happens to be is now harder....
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- Fall '08