RootSearch package on MathSource

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg31216] RootSearch package on MathSource*From*: "Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at navair.navy.mil>*Date*: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 03:12:07 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Last week I got a very nice package posted on MathSource. The package defines a function called RootSearch which tries to find all roots of an equation between (xmin, xmax). The function is very robust. For now RootSearch can only solve a single equation in a single variable. I have thought about extending it to multiple dimensions or for finding complex roots, and I might do so during the next few years. A robust algorithm for such problems would be more complicated, and I would have to learn about the methods that are most effective in those cases. Regards, Ted Ersek