Re: Solve...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg25747] Re: [mg25681] Solve...*From*: Chris Johnson <cjohnson at shell.faradic.net>*Date*: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 14:42:55 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I had the same problem. After deleting the space between the : and = in the function definition, the Solve command caused a crash on my system. The Kernal shut down and had to be restarted. I'm using v. 4.0.2 on Windows NT. Chris On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Anesh Sooklal wrote: > Dear mathgroup, > > I have been trying to solve the following equation using Solve, > When I type in the following line I get a message saying that an illegal > operation has been performed. > > f[w_]: = 1./(w^2) + (.9/30.)/(w - 2. Sqrt[200./10.]k)^2 - 1.- > (3./30.)/( Sqrt[200./10.]k^2 ) > > Solve[f[w]==0., w] > > Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong. My aim is to generate a set a > roots,w , which is a function of k. > > Thanking you in advance > Aneshkumar Sooklal > Research Assistant > Dept. of Physics > University of Durban-Westville > South Africa > > Tel: (031) 204 4991 > email: anesh at fermi.udw.ac.za > > Physics Homepage: http://fermi.udw.ac.za > Plasma Physics Homepage: http://plasma.udw.ac.za > > > >