Square Roots in Python part 2: Calculations

In the first part of this article I wrote code to calculate rough estimates of square roots which enable formulas which converge on accurate square root values to do so with fewer iterations. Part 1 also included code to graph estimates to compare them to accurate values.

In this second part I'll implement some of those formulas, again graphing the results alongside definitive values.

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Square Roots in Python part 1: Estimates

Python provides us with a perfectly satisfactory method of calculating square roots, the math.sqrt() method, but in this pair of articles I will explore some of the ways square roots can actually be calculated from scratch. In this first article I will look into a few ways of calculating rough estimates which form a starting point or "seed" for the methods I'll examine in Part 2.

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Exploring SI Units in Python Part 1: Base Units

The International System of Units, commonly known as the SI System, consists of seven base units for measuring quantities such as mass, time and electric current. These base units can be combined into derived units to measure a wide range of other quantities.

In this article I will develop a Python class to represent base unit values and associated methods. In a future article I will extend the project to handle derived units.

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