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Re: Roots of polynomial equations with complex coefficients

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  • Subject: [mg92765] Re: Roots of polynomial equations with complex coefficients
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 04:35:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gcq02b$bsh$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Luiz,

could you please post the equation(s) to solve?
I can't imagine a polynomial equation which can not be solved by means of
(N)Solve.
Thanks,
Peter

Luiz Melo schrieb:
> HI MathGroup,
> 
> Does anybody know the algorithm Mathematica uses when NSolve is dealing with
> polynomial equations with complex coefficients? Is it the Jenkins-Traub method?
> I'm willing to write a Fortran code to compute polynomial roots of a very
> complicated equation that Mathematica apparently cannot handle with NSolve or
> FindRoot. I ultimately would like to see the C code behind NSolve, but I wonder
> it is kept as a secret by Wolfram.
> 
> Thanks,
> Luiz
> 
> 
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