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Java example source code file (BisectionSolver.java)

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package org.apache.commons.math3.analysis.solvers;

import org.apache.commons.math3.util.FastMath;
import org.apache.commons.math3.exception.TooManyEvaluationsException;

 * Implements the <a href="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Bisection.html">
 * bisection algorithm</a> for finding zeros of univariate real functions.
 * <p>
 * The function should be continuous but not necessarily smooth.</p>
public class BisectionSolver extends AbstractUnivariateSolver {
    /** Default absolute accuracy. */
    private static final double DEFAULT_ABSOLUTE_ACCURACY = 1e-6;

     * Construct a solver with default accuracy (1e-6).
    public BisectionSolver() {
     * Construct a solver.
     * @param absoluteAccuracy Absolute accuracy.
    public BisectionSolver(double absoluteAccuracy) {
     * Construct a solver.
     * @param relativeAccuracy Relative accuracy.
     * @param absoluteAccuracy Absolute accuracy.
    public BisectionSolver(double relativeAccuracy,
                           double absoluteAccuracy) {
        super(relativeAccuracy, absoluteAccuracy);

     * {@inheritDoc}
    protected double doSolve()
        throws TooManyEvaluationsException {
        double min = getMin();
        double max = getMax();
        verifyInterval(min, max);
        final double absoluteAccuracy = getAbsoluteAccuracy();
        double m;
        double fm;
        double fmin;

        while (true) {
            m = UnivariateSolverUtils.midpoint(min, max);
            fmin = computeObjectiveValue(min);
            fm = computeObjectiveValue(m);

            if (fm * fmin > 0) {
                // max and m bracket the root.
                min = m;
            } else {
                // min and m bracket the root.
                max = m;

            if (FastMath.abs(max - min) <= absoluteAccuracy) {
                m = UnivariateSolverUtils.midpoint(min, max);
                return m;

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