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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
THE
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Department of Chemical Engineering•Austin, Texas 787121062•(512)4715238•FAX(512)4717060
ChE 210
Homework 1
Due:
Monday, February 1
Algorithms
Prepare a simple pseudocode algorithm for each of the following programming situations.
Remember that algorithms require simple elementary steps involving calculations, decisions,
and repetitions.
You will probably have multiple pages to turn in.
All pages must be
stapled
together. Place your name, ChE 210, Homework 1, and the date at the top of the first page.
This assignment may be handwritten, but it must be neat and readable.
1)
Develop the pseudocode for an algorithmic solution for finding the two points where the
function
3
4
.
12
3
)
(
2
+

=
x
x
x
f
crosses the positive xaxis.
Do not use quadratic formula.
Use the fact that as x changes the sign of f(x) will change when the function crosses the x
axis.
2)
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