False Position, Double False Position and Cramer's Rule
Abstract:We state and prove the methods of False Position (Regula Falsa) and Double False Position (Regula Duorum Falsorum). The history of both is traced from ancient Egypt and China through the work of Fibonacci and ending with the connection between Double False Position and Cramer's Rule.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2009-09-01
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