BIT Numerical Mathematics

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 311–319 | Cite as

Root isolation using function values

  • Bush Jones
  • W. G. Waller
  • Arnold Feldman
Article

Abstract

A procedure for isolating the real roots of an equation is presented. The technique requires only function values and can be applied readily to complicated transcendental functions. A program implementing the technique is provided.

Keywords

Computational Mathematic Real Root Transcendental Function Root Isolation Complicated Transcendental Function 

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© BIT Foundations 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bush Jones
    • 1
  • W. G. Waller
    • 1
  • Arnold Feldman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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