Numerical Solution of Equations

  1. Roger Cooke

Published Online: 26 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470277980.ch5

Classical Algebra: Its Nature, Origins, and Uses

Classical Algebra: Its Nature, Origins, and Uses

How to Cite

Cooke, R. (2008) Numerical Solution of Equations, in Classical Algebra: Its Nature, Origins, and Uses, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470277980.ch5

Author Information

  1. Williams Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, The University of Vermont, Department of Mathematics, Burlington, VT

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470259528

Online ISBN: 9780470277980

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Keywords:

  • numerical solution;
  • polynomial equations;
  • Chinese methods;
  • coefficients;
  • decimal shift

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A simple but crude method

  • Ancient Chinese methods of calculating

  • Systems of linear equations

  • Polynomial equations

  • The cubic equation

  • Problems and questions

  • Further reading