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Solving a simple equation

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  • Subject: [mg121836] Solving a simple equation
  • From: Daniel Kallfaß <eizdealer at>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 01:33:15 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi there, I wonder why the following equation cannot be solved:

\[Kappa] = 1.4
\[CapitalTheta] = 10;
NSolve[Tan[\[Theta] degree] ==
  2*Cot[\[Beta] degree]*(ma1^2*Sin[\[Beta] degree]^2 - 1)/(
   ma1^2*(\[Kappa] + Cos[2 \[Beta] degree]) + 2), \[Beta]]

It says: NSolve::nsmet: This system cannot be solved with the methods
available to NSolve.

Is there something I'm missing? My Voyage 200 solves it without any


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