Bisection method in higher dimensions and the efficiency number

  • Dániel Bachrathy
  • Gábor Stépán


Several engineering applications need a robust method to find all the roots of a set of nonlinear equations automatically. The proposed method guarantees monotonous convergence, and it can determine whole submanifolds of the roots if the number of unknowns is larger than the number of equations. The critical steps of the multidimensional bisection method are described and possible solutions are proposed. An efficient computational scheme is introduced. The efficiency of the method is characterized by the box-counting fractal dimension of the evaluated points. The multidimensional bisection method is much more efficient than the brute force method. The proposed method can also be used to determine the fractal dimension of the submanifold of the solutions with satisfactory accuracy.
Keywords: Bisection method, multi dimension, system of non-linear equations, multiple roots, efficiency number
How to Cite
Bachrathy, D., Stépán, G. “Bisection method in higher dimensions and the efficiency number”, Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, 56(2), pp. 81-86, 2012.