Quiz Chapter 03.05: Secant Method of Solving Nonlinear Equations


(All Tests)


(More on Secant Method)


(More on Nonlinear Equations)

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1. The secant method of finding roots of nonlinear equations falls under the category of _____ methods.


2. The secant method formula for finding the square root of a real number R from the equation x^{2} - R = 0 is


3. The next iterative value of the root of x^{2} - 4 = 0 using secant method, if the initial guesses are 3 and 4, is


4. The root of the equation f(x) = 0 is found by using the secant method. Given one of the initial estimates is x_{0} = 3 and f(3) = 5, and the angle the secant makes with the function f(x) is 57^{\circ}, the next estimate of the root, x_{1}, is


5. For finding the root of \sin{\left( x \right)} = 0, the following choice of initial guesses would not be appropriate.


6. When drugs are given orally to a patient, the drug concentration c in the blood stream is given by a formula c=Kte^{-at} where K is dependent on parameters such as the dose administered while a is dependent on the absorption and elimination rates of the drug. If K=2 and a=0.25, where t is in seconds and c is in mg/ml, the time at which the maximum concentration is reached is given by the solution of the equation