Presentation Title

Solutions To Quartic Equations

Presenter Information

Alyssa Valladares

Mentor

Vincent Ferlini

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

Abstract

A quartic equation is one of the form ax4+bx3+cx2+dx+e=0. There is a formula that will give the solutions to this equation in terms of a, b, c, d, and e, but it is very cumbersome to use. This talk will present a method that transforms the quartic equation into a quadratic equation which can be solved more easily. The solutions to the quadratic equation then lead to the solutions of the quartic equation. Examples will be given that illustrate the method.

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Solutions To Quartic Equations

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

A quartic equation is one of the form ax4+bx3+cx2+dx+e=0. There is a formula that will give the solutions to this equation in terms of a, b, c, d, and e, but it is very cumbersome to use. This talk will present a method that transforms the quartic equation into a quadratic equation which can be solved more easily. The solutions to the quadratic equation then lead to the solutions of the quartic equation. Examples will be given that illustrate the method.