Numerical Methods A2

Root Hunter

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.

Weekly Challenge 10: Solve Me!

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A weekly challenge: these are shorter problems aimed at Post-16 students or enthusiastic younger students.

Weekly Challenge 16: Archimedes Numerical Roots

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The problem is how did Archimedes calculate the lengths of the sides of the polygons which needed him to be able to calculate square roots?