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Good idea to use ArcTan[x,y] in Solve[], Integrate[] etc?

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  • Subject: [mg37308] Good idea to use ArcTan[x,y] in Solve[], Integrate[] etc?
  • From: frankeye at cox.net (Frank Iannarilli)
  • Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 04:48:23 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

Is there any wisdom on whether one should employ or avoid the
2-argument form of ArcTan[], versus ArcTan[y/x], in expressions
involving Solve[] and Integrate[]?

Is there any harm?  Is there any benefit?

Thanks!


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