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Plot difficulties <Error Machine Sized Real Number>

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  • From: "Eric" <edcurtis at>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 05:58:07 -0400 (EDT)
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I have a question regarding Plot.  Here is a snip of my code:

Plot[function1, {EE,0 ,2.9*1.6 10^-19}, PlotLabel->"function1"];
Plot:: plnr : function1 is not a machine-sized real number at EE = 

function1 evalutates to 0. + 0.00195313i at this point.  In fact, at every 
point the plot command gives an error the evaluation is completly imaginary.

Function1 is composed as follows:

Sqrt[1/(k1 Rc)] Sqrt[1/(k2i Rs)] (k2i m1 Rc Cos[k2i (Rc - Rs)] Sin[k1 Rc] - 
(k1 m2 Rc Cos[k1 Rc] + (m1 - m2) Sin[k1 Rc]) Sin[k2i (Rc - Rs)])/ (m1 
(Sqrt[1/(k2i Rc)] * Sqrt[k1  Rc]  Sqrt[k2i  Rc]  Sqrt[k2i Rs])

Where k2i is completely imaginary, m1>m2, and Rs>Rc

Any Suggestions?


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