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Re: Solving a simple equation

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  • Subject: [mg121877] Re: Solving a simple equation
  • From: Gabriel Landi <gtlandi at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 04:04:25 -0400 (EDT)
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Gotta use "Degree" instead of "degree". And what is ma1?

Gabriel Landi


On Oct 4, 2011, at 2:33 AM, Daniel Kallfa=DF wrote:

> 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
>


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