This problem so far seems impossible, so far I have e^(3x^2) =x and I can't really move forward from there. any suggestions?
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It can't be solved exactly. Use a numerical method and/or technology to get an approximate answer.
There is not going to be any "algebraic" solution to that equation. That is generally true of equations that involve x both inside and outside a transcendental function.
Right so I can have e^(3x^2)-x = 0 and guess values which get me closer to 0 till I get the accuracy desired. Thanks
Originally Posted by elieh Right so I can have e^(3x^2)-x = 0 and guess values which get me closer to 0 till I get the accuracy desired. Thanks Pretty much although don't forget that . If you plot the graphs you will see that they never intersect and so there are no solutions
Last edited by e^(i*pi); Jun 15th 2011 at 04:33 AM. Reason: editing out a mistake
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