Approximation by Differential - Teaching Concepts with Maple - Maplesoft
Approximation by Differential

A linear approximation of the square-root function, implemented in terms of the differential, is used to estimate the square root of 17.

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Dr. Robert Lopez
Dr. Robert J. Lopez

Robert Lopez, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA, is an award winning educator in mathematics and is the author of several books including Advanced Engineering Mathematics (Addison-Wesley 2001). For more than two decades, Dr. Lopez has also been a visionary figure in the introduction of Maplesoft technology into undergraduate education.