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Re: Re: Solve Limitations

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  • Subject: [mg63182] Re: [mg63163] Re: Solve Limitations
  • From: Pratik Desai <pdesai1 at>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 03:46:15 -0500 (EST)
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Paul Abbott wrote:

>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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Thanks Paul
I did try it out once. But I was under the impression it only dealt with 
algebraics and reals, not analytic functions?


Pratik Desai 

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