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Re: solving a system of polynomial equations

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  • 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.


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