Fixed Point of an EquationDate: 07/21/99 at 22:42:08 From: Jharon Ward Subject: Fixed Point of an Equation Find the fixed point of T(x)=1/x^2 Date: 07/22/99 at 12:52:06 From: Doctor Peterson Subject: Re: Fixed Point of an Equation A fixed point of a transformation is a value that it leaves unchanged - just as the north (or south) pole is fixed when you transform the earth by rotating it. You can find a fixed point by writing T(x) = x and solving for x. In this case, solve this equation: 1 --- = x x^2 You should find only one fixed point in this case; in other problems there could be more than one. - Doctor Peterson, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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