CalcNotes0208-page18 - (Section 2.8: Continuity) 2.8.18...

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(Section 2.8: Continuity) 2.8.18 PART I: THE BISECTION METHOD FOR APPROXIMATING ZEROS OF A FUNCTION A dirty secret of mathematics is that we often have to use computer algorithms to help us approximate zeros of functions. While we do have (uglier) analogs of the Quadratic Formula for 3 rd - and 4 th -degree polynomial functions, it has actually been proven that there is no such formula for 5 th - and higher-degree polynomial
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course MATH 150 taught by Professor Sturst during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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