This is what I have so far.
x = -2:.01:4;
y = x.^2-2*x-4;
x1=input('Enter left hand endpoint of subinterval: ');
x2=input('Enter right hand endpoint of subinterval: ');
xmin = fminbnd('originlen',x1,x2)
originlen is this
This is currently the error that I'm getting:
??? Operands to the and && operators must be convertible to logical scalar values.
Error in ==> fminbnd at 260 if ( (abs(p)<abs(0.5*q*r)) && (p>q*(a-xf)) && (p<q*(b-xf)) )
Error in ==> plotting at 12 xmin = fminbnd('originlen',x1,x2)
What I want the program to do is display the point on the parabola that is closest to the origin, (found by d(x)), and the minimum distance.