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Re: Solve...


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
> 
> 
> 
> 



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