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# Implementing Newton Raphson method in Python
# Author: Syed Haseeb Shah (github.com/QuantumNovice)
# The Newton-Raphson method (also known as Newton's method) is a way to
# quickly find a good approximation for the root of a real-valued function
from sympy import diff
from decimal import Decimal
def NewtonRaphson(func, a):
""" Finds root from the point 'a' onwards by Newton-Raphson method """
while True:
c = Decimal(a) - (Decimal(eval(func)) / Decimal(eval(str(diff(func)))))
a = c
# This number dictates the accuracy of the answer
if abs(eval(func)) < 10 ** -15:
return c
# Let's Execute
if __name__ == "__main__":
# Find root of trigonometric function
# Find value of pi
print("sin(x) = 0", NewtonRaphson("sin(x)", 2))
# Find root of polynomial
print("x**2 - 5*x +2 = 0", NewtonRaphson("x**2 - 5*x +2", 0.4))
# Find Square Root of 5
print("x**2 - 5 = 0", NewtonRaphson("x**2 - 5", 0.1))
# Exponential Roots
print("exp(x) - 1 = 0", NewtonRaphson("exp(x) - 1", 0))