[Maxima] help on using maxima to solve systems of equations
tomtorfs at tomsweb.net
Fri Jan 25 02:00:24 CST 2008
>Maxima treats any symbol not mentioned as variable as arbitrary parameter.
>It finds out that [e1, e2] is not consistent for arbitrary values
>of b, c, x, y. Any of them is determined by the three others so just
>pick one as additional variable. For example:
>(%o10) [[a = (y-b)/x,c = (y-b)/x]]
Thanks, that helps!
I have another question (again a simplified example):
How can I get Maxima to recognize that sin(phi)^2+cos(phi)^2 = 1 ? Without this type of simplification, the solutions of my system will get huge and ugly.
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