The history of human mathematical computations goes back for several millenia. The need for numerical computations has increased since the age of enlightenment and the industrial revolution three centuries ago. For the last 50 years, the human race has become more and more dependent on numerical computations and digital computers. Computational techniques have developed from early hand computations, through table look up, mechanical adding and multiplying devices, the slide rule etc, to programmable electronic computers, mainframes, PCs, laptops, and notebooks.


Companion Matrix Command Line Newton Iteration Multiple Root Screen Output 


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