I need to solve Lotka's equation for the intrinsic rate of natural increase, r. I would like to do this using Matlab, but without referring to any of Matlab's various toolboxes. For example, could I use fzero.m to solve this equation? Are there other ways?
Actually, I would be interested in seeing a number of techniques. That would broaden my capability with Matlab and most likely open new insight.
-- David Arnold College of the Redwoods Eureka, California 95501