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Topic: Solve equation using Newton-Raphson method
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Graham

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Solve equation using Newton-Raphson method
Posted: Aug 30, 2010 11:56 AM
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Hello,

Say I have some equation in terms of constants a, b and c, and variables x and y(x):

a*y^2*ln(y) - y^2 + b - 4*c*(y-1)*x + a*b*(y^2-1) = 0

The problem I have been given is to solve this equation for y(x) as a function of x, using the Newton-Raphson method. (I.e. solve y(x) in terms of the variable x and constants a,b,c).

How do I go about doing this? I'm lost as to how to solve this using the Newton-Raphson method in particular.

Thanks,

Graham



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