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Re: Solve Limitations

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  • Subject: [mg63163] Re: Solve Limitations
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 07:22:18 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <IRGQVT$> <> <> <dnrcfl$khv$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <dnrcfl$khv$1 at>, Pratik Desai <pdesai1 at> 

> To state the obvious, in general roots of analytic functions are hard to 
> find. I had the misfoutune to come across a nasty complex trancendental 
> equation. I found this Fortran Code ZEAL (Zeros of Analytic Functions) 
> quite invaluable. Needless to say, Solve, Reduce did not help much.
> A Mathematica implimentation of this software would come a long way in 
> helping us poor engineers deal with such trancendental equations. The 
> system that I was dealing with has obvious practical significance, the 
> only hinderance being the lack of tools such as root solvers such as 
> ZEAL. Any takers??
> PS: Zeal not only can find the zeros of f(z) but also gives one the 
> values for f(z) with high degre of precision

Have a look at the RootSearch package by Ted Ersek:


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