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3. 1), and in quantities derived from them, to place limits on the numbers and positions of roots. But they are not prerequisites for the remainder of this book and will not be pursued further here. We conclude this section with a worked example which demonstrates that the practical application of the ideas developed so far can be both short and decisive. For what values of k, if any, does f(x) = x3 − 3x2 + 6x + k = 0 have three real roots? e. 3x2 − 6x + 6 = 0. 6), because 62 < 4 × 3 × 6, it can have no real roots.
These are readily solved, in the given order, to yield s1 = 1, s0 = 4, r1 = 12 and r0 = 25. Thus f(x) can be written as 12x + 25 . x2 − x − 6 The last term can now be decomposed into partial fractions as previously. The zeros of the denominator are at x = 3 and x = −2 and the application of any method from the previous subsection yields the respective constants as A1 = 12 51 and A2 = − 51 . Thus the ﬁnal partial fraction decomposition of f(x) is f(x) = x + 4 + x+4+ 61 1 − . 5(x − 3) 5(x + 2) Factors of the form a2 + x2 in the denominator We have so far assumed that the roots of h(x) = 0, needed for the factorisation of the denominator of f(x), can always be found.
However, we give a practical ‘cookbook’ recipe for determining the coeﬃcients. (a) To determine the coeﬃcient Ak , imagine the denominator h(x) written as the product (x − α1 )(x − α2 ) · · · (x − αn ), with any m-fold repeated root giving rise to m factors in parentheses. (b) Now set x equal to αk and evaluate the expression obtained after omitting the factor that reads αk − αk . (c) Divide the value so obtained into g(αk ); the result is the required coeﬃcient Ak . e. 1. e in agreement with our other evaluations.