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How do you solve this?
[itex] e^x+2x-5=0 [/itex]
And i mean the algorithm
[itex] e^x+2x-5=0 [/itex]
And i mean the algorithm
Why not Arildno? It's a beautiful function and solves the equation more completely than a numerical approach since the solution in terms of the W-function gives all (infinite and complex) solutions to the problem and provides the student with a glimpse of the more global structure of equations from the perspective of Complex Analysis. In my opinion, by restricting math to real analysis, we inhibit the student from seeing the whole picture of the complex-analytic functions that real analysis is embedded in, and this complex picture greatly assists in understanding mathematics.Apart from the minor advantage of already-tabulated approximate values of the Lambert function, I don't see any pedagogical advantage in that approach.
I love complex analysis as well, not the least its beauty, and how it <i>clarifies</i> and organizes seemingly disparate issues.I just like complex analysis even though I'm not very good at it. It has made concepts in math more clear for me and I think it would clear up things for other students as well.