I am in a numerical methods class, which uses matlab and c to do methods like regular falsi and newton raphson. I should know this, but why do we bother finding the value of x that makes our function evaluate to zero? Is it so that we have some basis as to where to start or stop a certain process or something? I guess I'm really asking why do we need to find roots when you have an equation for some thing that you are analyzing. Thank you(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Why do we find roots

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