## org.apache.commons.math3.analysis.solvers Interface BracketedUnivariateSolver<FUNC extends UnivariateFunction>

Type Parameters:
`FUNC` - Type of function to solve.
All Superinterfaces:
BaseUnivariateSolver<FUNC>
All Known Implementing Classes:
BaseSecantSolver, BracketingNthOrderBrentSolver, IllinoisSolver, PegasusSolver, RegulaFalsiSolver

`public interface BracketedUnivariateSolver<FUNC extends UnivariateFunction>extends BaseUnivariateSolver<FUNC>`

Interface for ```(univariate real) root-finding algorithms``` that maintain a bracketed solution. There are several advantages to having such root-finding algorithms:

• The bracketed solution guarantees that the root is kept within the interval. As such, these algorithms generally also guarantee convergence.
• The bracketed solution means that we have the opportunity to only return roots that are greater than or equal to the actual root, or are less than or equal to the actual root. That is, we can control whether under-approximations and over-approximations are `allowed solutions`. Other root-finding algorithms can usually only guarantee that the solution (the root that was found) is around the actual root.

For backwards compatibility, all root-finding algorithms must have `ANY_SIDE` as default for the allowed solutions.

Since:
3.0
Version:
\$Id: BracketedUnivariateSolver.java 1364387 2012-07-22 18:14:11Z tn \$
See Also:
`AllowedSolution`

Method Summary
` double` ```solve(int maxEval, FUNC f, double min, double max, AllowedSolution allowedSolution)```
Solve for a zero in the given interval.
` double` ```solve(int maxEval, FUNC f, double min, double max, double startValue, AllowedSolution allowedSolution)```
Solve for a zero in the given interval, start at `startValue`.

Methods inherited from interface org.apache.commons.math3.analysis.solvers.BaseUnivariateSolver
`getAbsoluteAccuracy, getEvaluations, getFunctionValueAccuracy, getMaxEvaluations, getRelativeAccuracy, solve, solve, solve`

Method Detail

### solve

```double solve(int maxEval,
FUNC f,
double min,
double max,
AllowedSolution allowedSolution)```
Solve for a zero in the given interval. A solver may require that the interval brackets a single zero root. Solvers that do require bracketing should be able to handle the case where one of the endpoints is itself a root.

Parameters:
`maxEval` - Maximum number of evaluations.
`f` - Function to solve.
`min` - Lower bound for the interval.
`max` - Upper bound for the interval.
`allowedSolution` - The kind of solutions that the root-finding algorithm may accept as solutions.
Returns:
A value where the function is zero.
Throws:
`MathIllegalArgumentException` - if the arguments do not satisfy the requirements specified by the solver.
`TooManyEvaluationsException` - if the allowed number of evaluations is exceeded.

### solve

```double solve(int maxEval,
FUNC f,
double min,
double max,
double startValue,
AllowedSolution allowedSolution)```
Solve for a zero in the given interval, start at `startValue`. A solver may require that the interval brackets a single zero root. Solvers that do require bracketing should be able to handle the case where one of the endpoints is itself a root.

Parameters:
`maxEval` - Maximum number of evaluations.
`f` - Function to solve.
`min` - Lower bound for the interval.
`max` - Upper bound for the interval.
`startValue` - Start value to use.
`allowedSolution` - The kind of solutions that the root-finding algorithm may accept as solutions.
Returns:
A value where the function is zero.
Throws:
`MathIllegalArgumentException` - if the arguments do not satisfy the requirements specified by the solver.
`TooManyEvaluationsException` - if the allowed number of evaluations is exceeded.

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