Is there a "HP PRIME" calculation program that calculates the lower branch of the Lambert W function: W-1?

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(06-04-2021 01:36 PM)robmio Wrote: [ -> ]Is there a "HP PRIME" calculation program that calculates the lower branch of the Lambert W function: W-1?

see the magenta portion of the graph

Search on Lambertw in the hp prime software library. That program can return both branch's

Edit: example lmb(-0.1) returns [−3.57715206396,−0.111832559159]

A good guess for e^W(x,-1) is

2*x^2 , where x = [-1/e, 0]

We can setup Newton's method to get e^W(x,-1):

> X := −0.1

> 2*X*X → 0.02

> (X+Ans)/(1+LN(Ans)), then Enter, Enter, Enter ...

2.74723104353ᴇ−2

2.79535734165ᴇ−2

2.79551995963ᴇ−2

2.79551996147ᴇ−2 // = e^W(-0.1,-1)

> LN(Ans), or X/Ans

−3.57715206396 // = W(-0.1,-1)

Or, Newton's method straight for W(x,-1), solving f(w) = w + ln(w/x) = 0

> LN(2*X*X) → −3.91202300543

> LN(e*X/Ans)*Ans/(Ans+1), then Enter, Enter, Enter ...

−3.58237415547

−3.57715353929

−3.57715206396 // = W(-0.1,-1)