Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums
-----
 /
MathGroup Archive
2006
*January
*February
*March
*April
*May
*June
*July
*August
*September
*October
*November
*December
*Archive Index
*Ask about this page
*Print this page
*Give us feedback
*Sign up for the Wolfram Insider

MathGroup Archive 2006

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Solve or Reduce?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg64363] Solve or Reduce?
  • From: Math Novice <math_novice_2 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 01:31:39 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I'm looking to solve the equation 
   
  (13 Cos[q]-(5+8 Cos[f]))^2+(13 Sin[q]-(7+8 Sin[f]))^2?49
   
  so that I can graph phi as a function of theta in the first quadrant only. A graph of the solution obtained using the Solve command produces unexpected results and I haven't used Mathematica much so I'm having trouble intrepreting the results that the Reduce operation produces. I understand that the solution is periodic but can someone interpret what the other symbols in the solution mean, e.g., C[1], &&, || etc.?


  • Prev by Date: Re: Awesome PDF writer
  • Next by Date: Re: Mathematica 5.2 for Linux X Error
  • Previous by thread: Re: Exporting Density Plots -- one pixel per point?
  • Next by thread: Re: Solve or Reduce?