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MSS 224 SEM 2 2016/2017 1

Mzumbe University
Falculty of Science and Technology
MSS 224:Numerical Analysis
Tutorial sheet 2.

Solution of Nonlinear Equations by Iteration Techniques

1. By Fixed-point iteration, find the smallest positive solution of sin x = e−x .

2. Use Fixed-point iteration to find the zero of f = x − csc x near x = 1.

3. Find the positive value of x that satisfies the equation x2 − 2 = 0 by using (a) Bisection method (b) Newton-
Raphson method. Which method is better for handling such problem?

4. Use the NRM to better approximate the root for the equation x3 − 3x − 4 = 0

5. Use NRM to find the root to six decimal places for the given equation x3 + 2x − 5x − 1 = 0

6. The equation 2x3 − 7x2 − x + 12 = 0 has a root near to x = 1.5. Use NRM to find the root to five decimal places.

7. Use NRM to find the root of the equation x3 + 5x2 − 3x − 4 = 0 correct to seven significant figures.

8. Use NRM to solve the equation ex + x − 2 = 0 giving the root to four significant figures.

9. The Equation x3 − 1.3x2 + 0.4x − 0.03 = 0 is known to have root near x = 0.7. Determine the root to five
significant figures.

10. Find one root of ex − 3x = 0 correct to two decimal places using the method of Bisection.

11. Determine the largest root of f (x) = x6 − x − 1 = 0 accurate to within T OL = 0.001. Use Bisection technique.

12. Use initial approximation r0 = 0.5, s0 = 0.5 to find a quadratic factor of the form x2 + rx + s of the polynomial
equation x4 + x3 + 2x2 + x + 1 = 0 using Bairstow method and hence find all its roots.

13. Use initial approximation r0 = 2, s0 = 2 to find a quadratic factor of the form x2 + rx + s of the polynomial
equation x4 − 3x3 + 20x2 + 44x + 54 = 0 using Bairstow method and hence find all the roots.

14. Solve the following systems of nonlinear equations by (a) the method of iteration and (b) the Newton-Raphson
method.

(a) x2 + y = 11, y 2 + x = 7; (b) x3 = y + 100, y 3 = x + 150

(c) x2 = 3xy − 7, y = 2(x + 1)