In most practical problems, the solution of such an equation lies in a range that is determined by physical constraints or by an educated guess. For example, if you are trying to solve a relation for my body mass, knowing that I am a human adult, my mass will never be negative, physical constraint, almost impossible to be less than 20 kg and will not exceed 300 kg. Of course, a good approximation would be the average human mass, around 75 kg, but we are interested, in this section, in a range of values in which the solution may be. This range is called bracket.
What you should expect to learn in this lesson:
- What are open methods?
- How the bisection method works?
- Writing a simple program to use the bisection method
- What is the False Position Method?
The False Position Method
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