No, I am not looking for a code solution, I am looking for where to go to get a "tutorial" on how to solve the attached equation.

Thanks.

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- 05-22-2007leonm54Math question
No, I am not looking for a code solution, I am looking for where to go to get a "tutorial" on how to solve the attached equation.

Thanks. - 05-22-2007ChaosEngine
what has this got to do with C++ programming?

- 05-22-2007leonm54
I am attempting to implement it in C++, but have not touched this level of math in at least a decade. I don't even know what to call this type of formula. I don't want to get a C++ solution. I am looking for a bord that might discuss this type of math or how discussion/tutorial on implementing such math in C++

- 05-22-2007ChaosEngine
well, I'd start by reading up on polynomial equations

- 05-22-2007pjeremy
- 05-22-2007laserlight
Moved to General Discussions.

- 05-23-2007twomers
How? Matlab or mathematica :)

- 05-24-2007Sang-drax
One common way to find the roots of an arbitrary polynominal is to construct a matrix with the desired roots as eigenvalues (search for "companion matrix"). Then use an iterative way ("power iteration" is simple, "QR algorithm" is somewhat more advanced, but popular) to find the eigenvalues.

You can also try to find a root using Newton's method and then divide the polynominal by (x-root) to reduce it to degree 4. There will always be at least one real root. - 05-24-2007QuestionC
- 05-24-2007Sang-drax