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*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg89821] Re: solving for 2 angles
*From*: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
*Date*: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 05:32:25 -0400 (EDT)
*Organization*: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
*References*: <g3g00h$kvd$1@smc.vnet.net>
Steve wrote:
> I have two equations with unknown angles az and el:
>
> J*cos(az)*sin(el)+K*sin(az)*sin(el)+L*cos(el)=0;
> M*cos(az)*sin(el)+N*sin(az)*sin(el)+P*cos(el)=0;
>
> Is it a simple matter to solve for the angles?
>
> I tried taking the first equation, and re-writing as:
>
> sin(el)*[J*cos(az)+K*sin(az) ] = -L*cos(el)
>
> which leads to
>
> el= atan(-L / [J*cos(az)+K*sin(az)])
>
> I then subsituted this into the second equation, but was not able to
> isolate the az variable.
Steve,
This newsgroup is dedicated to Mathematica, software made and published
by Wolfram Research, Inc. Thus, I assume that you are using it and I
shall show you the syntax and command to use to get the complete set of
solutions.
eqns =
{J*Cos[az]*Sin[el] + K*Sin[az]*Sin[el] + L*Cos[el] == 0,
M*Cos[az]*Sin[el] + N*Sin[az]*Sin[el] + P*Cos[el] == 0};
Reduce[eqns, {az, el}]
((C[1] | C[2]) \[Element] Integers && ((L == 0 && P == 0 &&
az == Pi + 2 Pi C[1] && el == Pi + 2 Pi C[2]) ||
2 2 2 2 L M
(J != 0 && ((L (J + L - J Sqrt[J + L ]) != 0 && P == --- &&
J
az == Pi + 2 Pi C[1] &&
2 2
-J + Sqrt[J + L ]
el == 2 (ArcTan[------------------] + Pi C[2])) ||
L
2 2 2 2 L M
(L (J + L + J Sqrt[J + L ]) != 0 && P == --- &&
J
<...>
(* the rest of this *very* long output has been deleted for the reader's
sake. Just evaluate the original expressions within Mathematica on your
system to get it again. *)
Regards,
-- Jean-Marc
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