In these notes we lay the ground work for finding roots of polynomials using the Newton-Raphson method. In the process we discuss (1) evaluating a polynomial and its derivative efficiently using Horner's rule, (2) developing algorithms with pseudocode, and (3) passing lists (arrays) to subprograms.

- Horner's Rule for Polynomials
- Pseudocode and Playing Computer
- Evaluating a polynomial: poly.py
- Matrices
- Horner's Rule for a Polynomial and Its Derivative

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Carleton DeTar 2017-09-19