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### Finding the first N roots of transcendental equation

I need to find the first $n$ roots of the transcendental equation \begin{equation} F(k) = J_m'(kr)Y_m'(k)-J'_m(k)Y'_m(kr) \end{equation} for integer values of $m$ and any $r \in [0,1)$ where $J'$ ...
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### Defining a condition number and termination criteria for Newton's method

The condition number of function evaluation $$\mathrm{cond}(f,x) := \left| \frac{x f'(x)}{f(x)} \right|$$ is infinite at a root of $f$. Hence it is useless for rescaling a tolerance which defines an ...
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### What is the use of arrayfun if a for loop is faster?

This may not be so much of a scientific computing question but more of a MATLAB question, if that is the case, please feel free to close or migrate the question. Root-finding problems are commonly ...