[Maxima] Solving trigonometric equations numerically
dan1990 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 14:36:48 CDT 2008
It appears that Maxima is unable to solve equations of the form,
2 * sin(x) = 0.8, where x belongs to [0; 2*pi].
I entered this:
find_root(2*sin(x)=0.8, x, 0, 2*%pi);
and Maxima returned this:
function has same sign at endpoints
-- an error. To debug this try debugmode(true);
Is there a way to solve this kind of equation?
By the way, I have found very few difficulties using Maxima for my
school work. It's really a great piece of software :)
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