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Re: Solve transcendental functions

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  • Subject: [mg21176] Re: Solve transcendental functions
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 01:23:01 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <831v41$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


differential equations are solved with DSolve[] not wity Solve[].


sandmann at wrote:
> If i got the function
> f[x]:=x^2-2Cos[a*x]/a
> and tries to Solve[f[x]==f'[x],x]
> I get
> The equations appear to involve transcendental functions of the
> variables in an essentially non-algebraic way.
> How do I solve this problem ?
> Regards Niels Sandmann
> Sent via
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