Hello, everyone,

I was asked by my numerical calculus teacher (undergraduate course) to solve for roots of a transcendental or a non-linear equation using some numerical method. The problem is that this equation has to be related with physics, and I don't know any equation of this kind in physics (unfortunately, I don't have a deep knowlege in physics yet); actually, the ones I know involve differential and integral calculus, so they would require more advanced methods that I don't know yet. So, could you guys provide me with an equation of such kind? You don't have to explain the physics behind it if you don't want to; I just need the equation and its name (or something that specifies it) - the theory behind it I can search myself.

Just some points concerning this problem: the equation should not be a differential or an integral equation; and it should be (please) an easy one (especially, an one variable one), because I will have to apply this numerical method both with and without a computer (to compare the results), which means that a hard equation could lead to a problem that I could not answer without a computer.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.