The roots of equations are the values of x that makes f(x)=0. There are many forms to obtain this values of x, but the most common is the quadratic formula. The other forms are mostly numerical methods and graphical methods that are used when is not to easy to find the root of the function.
There are some different kind of methods to find the roots of Equation: GRAPHICS OPEN METHODS CLOSED METHODS FIXED POINT NEWTON-RAPHSON SECANT FALSE POSITION BISECTION
The objective of this Method consist in divide the interval to the half, looking forward for the change of sings. If F(x) is Real and continous in the interval that goes from X(inf) to X(sup) and then there is at least 1 root between the intervals
THE ROOT WILL BE IN THE Inf. SEGMENT SO: Xi= STILL THE SAME Xs= THE LAST Xr THE ROOT WILL BE IN THE Sup. SEGMENT SO: Xi= THE LAST Xr Xs= STILL THE SAME
Example CALCULATE THE ROOT OF THE NEXT EQUATION. ERROR FOR THE NEW RESULT
In the table, we can see that the value in the 7th iteration is 0,42578125 which is approximate to the real value with an error of 0,00917431.
2. False Position. The steps are the same that are used in the Bisection Method. The only difference is the Value of Xr. This method consit in the intersection of a line-segment with the X axis, and using similar triangles the next expression is obtained.
Example CALCULATE THE ROOT OF THE NEXT EQUATION.
In conclusion with this method, we can see that the value that is looking for, is obtain faster than in the Bisection Method. xi xs xr Fxi Fxs Fxr Fxi*Fxr error 0 1 0,53628944 1 -0,86466472 -0,19416436 -0,19416436 0 0,53628944 0,44909182 1 -0,19416436 -0,041783 -0,041783 0,19416436 0 0,44909182 0,43108 1 -0,041783 -0,00883096 -0,00883096 0,041783 0 0,43108 0,42730647 1 -0,00883096 -0,00185864 -0,00185864 0,00883096 0 0,42730647 0,42651374 1 -0,00185864 -0,00039083 -0,00039083 0,00185864