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Systems of Non Linear Equations

  1. Apr 22, 2009 #1
    Hey guys,

    For my assignment, I have choose any engineering or science problem which requires the solution of at least three nonlinear simultaneous equations, and code it into Matlab.

    The problem is that I cannot find a simple real world problem that needs a nonlinear system of equations.

    Do you guys have any ideas?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2009 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    Determining a ship's postion using LORAN (google on that) involves finding the intersection of two hyperbolas and so solving two quadratic equations.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2009 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    Finding a ship's position using LORAN (google on that) involves finding the point of intersection of two hyperbolas and so solving two quadratic equations.
     
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