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Re: showing an expression equal to 0

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  • Subject: [mg73701] Re: showing an expression equal to 0
  • From: "dimitris" <dimmechan at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 06:05:05 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <errm70$8bp$1@smc.vnet.net>

Thanks a lot David!

Best Regards
Dimitris

=CF/=C7 dimitris =DD=E3=F1=E1=F8=E5:
> Consider
>
> In[87]:=
> expr = ArcTan[y/Sqrt[R^2 - y^2]] - ArcSin[y/R];
>
> The expression for R>0 and -R<y<R is equal to zero
>
> In[72]:=
> (Plot[Chop[Evaluate[expr /. R -> #1]], {y, -#1, #1}, Axes -> False,
> Frame -> True] & ) /@ Range[5]
>
> Based on Andrzej's resposnse on a recenet message I am able to show
> this equality for
> given R.
>
> E.g. for R=4 the following demonstrates that expr is equal to zero
>
> In[99]:=
> Simplify[expr /. R -> 4 /. y -> 2]
>
> Out[99]=
> 0
>
> In[97]:=
> D[expr /. R -> 4, y]
> Factor[%]
>
> Out[97]=
> -(1/(4*Sqrt[1 - y^2/16])) + (y^2/(16 - y^2)^(3/2) + 1/Sqrt[16 - y^2])/
> (1 + y^2/(16 - y^2))
> Out[98]=
> 0
>
> However not specifying R (but assuming R>0&&-R<y<R) I am not able to
> show that
> expr is equal to zero.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks!



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