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Unformatted text preview: Midpt Algorithm for Bisection 1. Choose two starting values 2. check to see that the root is between them {sign(f(x1)) ~= to sign(f(x2))} 3. Divide the interval in half 4. Check to see which end of the interval to replace (replace the boundary with the same sign as the function value at the midpoint x) 5. If neither boundary values is the root, bisect again. 6. Repeat 1 through 5 until one of the values is the root. Coding • We will now code the example in class. • See Moodle for the resulting script file....
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 Fall '05
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 Sociology, Bisection Method

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