Numerical Methods in A-Level Mathematics

Numerical Methods

When we cannot solve an equation, for example, using the normal analytical techniques we often use Numerical Methods. This usually requires the use of computers but at A-Level Maths we learn the fundamentals of these processes by doing the calculations by hand (or with a calculator). Recall that we first saw numerical methods in GCSE Maths when using iteration.

numerical methods

We do not study Numerical Methods in AS-Maths. However, in Year 2, we take a look at various numerical methods for finding roots. We also explore ways of estimating  the area beneath graphs which up until now we have found using definite integrals.

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