Re: Solve or Reduce?

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• Subject: [mg64387] Re: Solve or Reduce?
• From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
• Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 03:31:59 -0500 (EST)
• Organization: Uni Leipzig
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```Hi,

|| mean Or[]
&& mean And[] and
C[1] is an arbitary/undetermined constant

Regards
Jens

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| I'm looking to solve the equation
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|  (13 Cos[q]-(5+8 Cos[f]))^2+(13 Sin[q]-(7+8
Sin[f]))^2?49
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|  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.?
|

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