Teacher2Teacher |
Q&A #3880 |
From: Loyd
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2002081909:31:43
Subject: Re: square root question
You might try this web site which I found by going to www.google.com and searching for square root algorithm. http://www.geocities.com/cnowlen/Cathy/Emat4680/Squareroot.htm Hope this helps you. Note that this algorithm just keeps getting a bigger square out of the rectangle represented by (x+y)(x+y)=x^2 + 2*x*y + y^2. I have a book by J.E. Thompson, "Mathematics for Self Study, Arithmetic" written 1931 and re-issued in the 40's that explains the square root and cube root algorithm.
Post a reply to this message
Post a related public
discussion message
Ask Teacher2Teacher a new question
[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]
Math Forum Home ||
The Math Library ||
Quick Reference ||
Math Forum Search