1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Solution of an exponential equation

  1. Dec 2, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am trying to solve an equation.
    128^b - 127^b = 147.058.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have tried numerical methods like Bisection method and Newton-Raphson, but I need analytical solution.
    Thank you.
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 2, 2017 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    What makes you think there is one?
  4. Dec 2, 2017 #3

    Ray Vickson

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Those are the only methods that will work in this problem. An analytical solution is not possible.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted