Solving a simple equation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg121836] Solving a simple equation*From*: Daniel Kallfaß <eizdealer at web.de>*Date*: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 01:33:15 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

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 issues. Thanks, Daniel

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Solving a simple equation***From:*Gabriel Landi <gtlandi@gmail.com>