Picard method

Picard method

[pi′kär ‚meth·əd]
(mathematics)
A method of successive substitution for solving differential equations.
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Typically, the methods, such as the Picard method or Newton's method, are iterative in that they approach the solution through a series of steps.
Newton iterations generally give the best convergence performance if the initial guess is good, but the Picard method is often more robust, i.e., less dependent on the initial guess.