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    Polynomials and the Logistic Equation

    I have been given the topic "Numerical solutions of polynomial equations" and there are a number of sub topics that the teacher has advised we consider. One of those is the logistic function.

    The biggest problem I am having is understanding how that is related to the initial topic. I'm not even sure it is a polynomial. If it is a polynomial then do I not also have to consider equations that have none integer powers and also negative powers?

    I would really appreciate if someone could clear up this misunderstanding and also direct me to a source of information I could go from (other than wikipedia), such as worked examples.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
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    As you have mentioned a polynomial has only has positive integer powers. They have the form \displaystyle f(x) = a_0x^n+a_1x^{n-1}+a_2x^{n-2}+\dots ~, n \in \mathbb{Z}^+

    Therefore any method shown in the topic "Numerical solutions of polynomial equations" will apply to polynomials. what is this initial method you speak of?
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