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Re: Help needed in Mathematica

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  • Subject: Re: Help needed in Mathematica
  • From: yoda at (Kiyoshi Yoda)
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jun 94 16:51:09 JST

>I've been unsucessfuly in converting from -4 Cos[t] - 4 Sin[t] to
>5.64 Cos[t + 3 Pi / 4].
>Handling transcedental functions is one of the weak parts of Mathematica.
>I appreciate any assistance on this problem.

What about this?

trigrule=a_ Cos[t_] + b_ Sin[t_]->
               Sqrt[a^2+b^2] Cos[t+ArcTan[a/b]];
(-4 Cos[t] - 4 Sin[t]) /. trigrule 

4 Sqrt[2] Cos[-- + t]

Kiyoshi Yoda       yoda at
Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Central Res. Lab.
8-1-1 Tsukaguchi Hommachi, Amagasaki 661 Japan

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