Center for Data Science
Lunch seminar

Computational Science in the 18th Century

Computational science presentation

Computational science seminar
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Main content

Computational science existed long before the computer age. This talk covers a part of a larger project and is an overview of examples and problems posed late 1600s up to mid-1700s for the purpose of testing or explaining the two different implementations of the Newton-Raphson method, Newton's method as described by Wallis in 1685, Raphson's method from 1690 and Halley's method from 1694 for solving nonlinear equations. The methods are revisited and the differences and similarities are highlighted.

For registration, please send an email to Ahmad Hemmati.