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### Approximating an iteratively defined function

Let $f_0,f_1,\ldots$ be a sequence of functions $f_n : [0,1] \rightarrow R$ defined as follows:
$$f_0(x) =1+2x$$
$$f_{n}(x) := \left\{\frac{5+t}{2} : \text{ where t solves } ...

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### Convergence rate of iterated nonlinear equations?

For $i=1, \dots, n$ ($n$ could be large) we have variables $x_i$ and $y_i$ relating to probability bounds s.t. $x_i, y_i \geq 0, x_i+y_i \leq 1 \; \forall i$. Each $i$ has a constant $\theta_i$, and ...

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### Convergence rate of an iterative process

I have the following iterative process
$$a_n=a_{n-1}(1-\phi(a_{n-1})),\quad 0< a_0<1,$$
where $\phi(x)$ is a continuous increasing function, $\phi(0)=0$, and if $x\in(0,1)$ then $0< ...

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### Bessel functions in wave propagation and scattering

Is there a way to scale Bessel J(n,.) (Bessel of first kind) and Bessel H(n,.) (Bessel of third kind or Hankel)? I am having computer problems with higher orders (higher vlaues of n) and small ...

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### How to estimate the pressure?

I have a finite collection of diffeomorphisms $g_1,\cdots,g_n$ taking the unit interval $I$ to disjoint subintervals $I_1, I_2,\cdots,I_n$. If $G$ is the semigroup they generate, the limit set of $G$ ...

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### Restricted Three-Body Problem

The movement of a spacecraft between Earth and the Moon is an example of the infamous Three Body Problem. It is said that a general analytical solution for TBP is not known because of the complexity ...

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### Do the Euler method's approximations always approach the true solution?

Let $B$ be a Banach space and $f : [0,+\infty)\times B \to B$ be a continuous function which is Lipschitz continuous in the second argument with Lipschitz constant $L$ (which does not depend on the ...

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### What are the shapes of rational functions?

I would like to understand and compute the shapes of rational functions, that is, holomorphic maps of the Riemann sphere to itself, or equivalently, ratios of two polynomials, up to Moebius ...

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### Area of filled Julia sets

The recent question Area of the boundary of the Mandelbrot set ? prompted me to ask this question.
There has been some work on estimates for the area of the Mandelbrot set, e.g., a paper by John H. ...

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### What's a good approach to model this system?

Edited 15 Jul 2010
Willie's points are well-taken. I apologize for the wordy description. It turns out have a relative who is quite knowledgeable about numerical problems like this and has offered ...