Date: Jan 20, 2013 7:23 AM
Author: Greg Heath
Subject: Re: Given an iterative equation to solve an equation
"Jacob" wrote in message <kdf58n$958$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com>...

> An iterative equation for solving the equation x^2-x-1=0 is given by

> x(r+1)=1+(1/x(r)) for r=0,1,2,...

> Given x0=2, write a Matlab script to solve the equation. Sufficient accuracy is obtained when abs(x(r+1)-x(r))<.0005.

>

> I am a new to Matlab and I am having a hard time really even starting this problem. I was thinking that using some sort of loop until the accuracy condition is met would work. Any help would be much appreciated.

>

> Thanks in advance,

>

> Jacob

Your plan sounds ok to me.

Greg