*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg10994] any ideas on this ?*From*: fenris@hotmail.com*Date*: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 03:40:00 -0500*Organization*: Bell Network Solutions

I am having a problem with a set of 3 non-linear equations in three unkowns. They have to be solved with a non-linear method such as findroots. The reason that i am not bothering to post the exact equations is that i feel it is irelavant to the question i have. With a system of m non-linear equations in m unknowns, how does one go about determining the starting values the findroots requires for each of the m variables? I have looked through my numerical texts, they explain nicely how to solve the system, but no explanation on how to get the starting points for iteration? Any help on how to obtain the starting values in general would be appreciated. Troy s2700114 NOSPAM @nickel.laurentian.ca

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