As you have mentioned a polynomial has only has positive integer powers. They have the form
Therefore any method shown in the topic "Numerical solutions of polynomial equations" will apply to polynomials. what is this initial method you speak of?
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!