Can someone please help me out here with an equation I need to minimise? My efforts don't seem to be correct when I plot em in excel. Thanks all and apologies for the lack of Latex use.

v = 1/(cos(x) + c.sin(x))

.... where c is a constant.

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- August 19th 2009, 04:23 PMmgriCan you help me minimise this function?
Can someone please help me out here with an equation I need to minimise? My efforts don't seem to be correct when I plot em in excel. Thanks all and apologies for the lack of Latex use.

v = 1/(cos(x) + c.sin(x))

.... where c is a constant. - August 19th 2009, 05:10 PMCalculus26
f ' =[ sin(x)-ccos(x)]/[(cos(x)+csin(x))^2]

f ' = 0 when sin(x)-ccos(x) = 0

tan(x) = c

x = arctan(c)__+__2pi - August 19th 2009, 05:28 PMmgri
Great stuff. Thanks!

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