Re: solve output "problem"

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg59066] Re: solve output "problem"*From*: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>*Date*: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 02:26:12 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200507260801.EAA00224@smc.vnet.net> <dc76fj$jrc$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Pratik Desai schrieb: > Selina wrote: > > >>Dear all, >> >>I have a (possibly simple) problem interpreting the output of Solve. I am solving two nonlinear equations, and I get a list of several solutions, each of which are huge equations, which should be functions of my parameters. Anyway, I am not sure how to describe the problem but the output of Solve involves the following: #1, #1^2, .....,#1^6, along with everything else, and at the end there is an & symbol--something like "&, 2]" at the end of the second solution, "&, 6]" at the end of the 6th solution etc. What might be the reason why the output looks like this, and is there a way to convert this to a "normal" equation (without the #1's etc.)? >> >>Any help would be appreciated, thanks a lot in advance. >> >> >> > > I suspect you have a functional output in terms of Root. Look at the > help on Root > As far as I can understand, you can get a normal equation by > First[expr][x] > where x is your variable of interest. But that probably won't solve your > problem, just puts it back in the "normal" form. > > ... > Best regards > Pratik > Not really... First[Root[f,index]][x] evaluates to f[x] which brings you back to "the root of your problem" ;-), which is f[x]==0. It does _not_ in any way 'normalize' the roots. -- Peter Pein Berlin

**References**:**solve output "problem"***From:*Selina <yedekaccount@hotmail.com>