Bisection method Calculator

Calculates the root of the given equation f(x)=0 using Bisection method.

 Select a and b such that f(a) and f(b) have opposite signs. The convergence to the root is slow, but is assured.This method is suitable for finding the initial values of the Newton and Halley’s methods.
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 , b f(a)f(b)≦0
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 $\normal Bisection\ method\\[10](1)\ initial\ value\qquad a_0,\ b_0\hspace{20}f(a_0)f(b_0)\le0\\(2)\ x_n={\large\frac{a_n+b_n}{2}}\\\hspace{25}f(x_n)\le\varepsilon\ \Rightarrow\ answer=x_n\\\hspace{25} a_{n+1}=x_n,\ b_{n+1}=b_n\hspace{20}f(a_n)f(x_n)\ge0\\\hspace{25} a_{n+1}=a_n,\ b_{n+1}=x_n\hspace{20}f(b_n)f(x_n)\ge0\\$
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