# C program of Newton Raphson Method | C code champ

Mr Coder August 20, 2012 10

C program of Newton Raphson Method : Newton Raphson method is a method of approximating a root of the polynomial equation also called the method of tangents. In Newton’s method, the initial (“first”) approximation x = a1 is used to find a second, more accurate, approximation by drawing the tangent to the graph of y = f(x) at the point A[a1, f(a1)] up to the intersection of the tangent with the x-axis. The point of intersection is

x = a1f(a1)/f’(a1)

and is adopted as the new value a2 of the root. By repeating this process as necessary, we can obtain increasingly accurate approximations a2, a3, … of the root provided that the derivative f’(x) is monotonic and preserves its sign on the segment containing root.

How to use the C program :

Consider an example : f(x) = x^2 – 4 as our polynomial equation. We want to calculate its root and say first approximation =6. Then maximum power of X = 2, coefficients of x^0 = -4, x^1 = 0, x^2 = 1 & first approximation =6. Now C program of Newton Raphson Method will display the iterations and root of the polynomial as output.

### C program of Newton Raphson Method :

```#include<conio.h>
#include<stdio.h>
#include<stdlib.h>
#include<math.h>

int max_power,i=0,cnt=0,flag=0;
int coef[10]={0};
float x1=0,x2=0,t=0;
float fx1=0,fdx1=0;

int main()
{

printf("-----------------------------------------------------------\n");
printf("-----------------------------------------------------------\n\n");
printf("\n\n\t C PROGRAM FOR NEWTON RAPHSON METHOD");

printf("\n\n\n\tENTER THE MAXIMUM POWER OF X = ");
scanf("%d",&max_power);

for(i=0;i<=max_power;i++)
{
printf("\n\t x^%d = ",i);
scanf("%d",&coef[i]);
}

printf("\n");

printf("\n\tTHE POLYNOMIAL IS = ");
for(i=max_power;i>=0;i--)/*printing coefficients*/
{
printf(" %dx^%d",coef[i],i);
}

printf("\n\n\tFirst approximation x1 ----> ");
scanf("%f",&x1);

printf("\n\n-----------------------------------------------------------\n");
printf("\n ITERATION \t x1 \t F(x1) \t \tF'(x1)  ");
printf("\n-----------------------------------------------------------\n");

do
{
cnt++;
fx1=fdx1=0;
for(i=max_power;i>=1;i--)
{
fx1+=coef[i] * (pow(x1,i)) ;
}
fx1+=coef[0];
for(i=max_power;i>=0;i--)
{
fdx1+=coef[i]* (i*pow(x1,(i-1)));
}
t=x2;
x2=(x1-(fx1/fdx1));

x1=x2;

printf("\n\t %d \t%.3f \t %.3f\t\t%.3f ",cnt,x2,fx1,fdx1);

}while((fabs(t - x1))>=0.0001);
printf("\n\n\n\t THE ROOT OF EQUATION IS = %f",x2);
getch();
}```

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1. Mr Coder August 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm - Reply

testing…

• Mr Coder August 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm - Reply

2. collectiva August 22, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

It is very useful for the Beginners.

3. prati September 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm - Reply

very useful:)…thanks:)

4. David Dupe October 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

Great blog but maybe you should get up and stand up

5. Jay-P October 23, 2012 at 7:32 am - Reply

Where is the output screen with the root?

6. solicitors corby November 2, 2012 at 5:53 am - Reply

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8. asha November 5, 2014 at 5:04 am - Reply

it would be more useful if explanation for every line is given after the program
i mean functions of different statements