Re: solving a system of polynomial equations
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg87220] Re: solving a system of polynomial equations
- From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
- Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 02:59:48 -0500 (EST)
On 4/3/08 at 5:15 AM, plutonesque at gmail.com (pluton) wrote: >I'm pretty new to Mathematica. I want to numerically solve a system >of N polynomial equations with N unknowns. I've heard that >Mathematica was able to find all the real/complex solutions due to >the fact that equations only involve polynomials. Is that correct? >If yes, what is the command/method? The command to get a numerical solution to N polynomials with N unknowns is NSolve. In general, Mathematica commands that return numerical solutions start with a capital N such as NMinimize, NIntegrate etc. Also, while NSolve intended primarily for polynomials, Mathematica is not limited to solving polynomial equations. And in fact, NSolve will solve some non-polynomial equations.