[Maxima] question about solve
fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Sun Apr 27 23:24:18 CDT 2008
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> From: maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu
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> Alexandru Cardaniuc
> Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:16 PM
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> Subject: [Maxima] question about solve
> I have the following polynomial: e^x - 3*x^2
That is not a polynomial.
solve tries to find exact closed form solutions. It told you it couldn't
when it returned answers of the form x=function(x).
Since it couldn't find roots, converting the answer to floating point
numbers doesn't help much.
If you want approximate solutions, you should use other methods.
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