Chapter 10

Bernoulli, Quotient-Difference, and Integral Methods

J.M. McNamee and V.Y. Pan


This chapter treats several topics, starting with Bernoulli’s method. This method iteratively solves a linear difference equation whose coefficients are the same as those of the polynomial. The ratios of successive iterates tends to the root of largest magnitude. Special versions are used for complex and/or multiple roots. The iteration may be accelerated, and Aitken’s variation finds all the roots simultaneously.

The Quotient-Difference algorithm uses two sequencesimage(with a similar one for ). Then, if the roots are well separated, . Special techniques ...

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