Re: Solving a simple equation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg121877] Re: Solving a simple equation*From*: Gabriel Landi <gtlandi at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 04:04:25 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201110040533.BAA20827@smc.vnet.net>

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 >

**References**:**Solving a simple equation***From:*Daniel Kallfaß <eizdealer@web.de>