Horner's method


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Horner's method

[′hȯrn·ərz ‚meth·əd]
(mathematics)
A technique for approximating the real roots of an algebraic equation; a root is located between consecutive integers, then a successive search is performed.
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This article does not propose to discuss the origins of the method for long division of polynomials known to many as synthetic division, nor to discuss whether it should be known as Horner's method as ascribed to William Horner by Augustus De Morgan (Robertson & O'Connor, 2005) or as some cousin of the Chinese remainder theorem developed by Qin Jiushao (Joseph, 2011).
Horner's method of approximation anticipated by Ruffini.
Horner's method of studying the bone structure of skulls is a new way to look at dinosaurs.