Numerical Root Finding in Python and MATLAB

Theory of Bisection, Secant and Newton-Raphson Methods

Python Implementation of 3 Root Finding Methods

MATLAB Implementation of 3 Root Finding Methods


  • Basic Mathematics
  • Python Programming
  • MATLAB Programming


This series of video tutorials covers the numerical methods for Root Finding (Solving Algebraic Equations) from theory to implementation. In this course, three methods are reviewed and implemented using Python and MATLAB from scratch.

At first, two interval-based methods, namely Bisection method and Secant method, are reviewed and implemented. Then, a point-based method which is known as Newton’s method for root finding, a.k.a. Newton–Raphson method, is reviewed and implemented. This course is instructed by Dr. Mostapha Kalami Heris, who has years of practical work and active teaching in the field of programming, mathematics, control engineering and computational intelligence.

By the end of this course you will be able to know about the fundamental theory of this root finding methods and implementing them using Python and MATLAB programming languages.

Who this course is for:

  • Engineering Students
  • Applied Math and Science Students
  • Anyone interested in numerical methods

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