Solving Equations

  • Stan Wagon


Using the data in a contour plot, one can devise an algorithm that very efficiently finds all the solutions to a pair of equations f(x, y) = 0, g(x, y) = 0. The example shown has 67 such solutions in the given rectangle.


Contour Plot Diophantine Equation Morse Theory Sparse Array Frobenius Number 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stan Wagon
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceMacalester CollegeSt. PaulUSA

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