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Problem 36 Hard Difficulty

Use Newton's method to find the absolute maximum value of the function $ f(x) = x\cos x $, $ 0 \leqslant 0 \leqslant \pi $, correct to six decimal places.


$\approx 0.561096$ is the absolute maximum value of $f$


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