That's a rather badly non-linear equation. Typically such equations do NOT have what you call an "algebraic" solution. A better question would be a 'whyshouldit have such a solution?"

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- Feb 24th 2009, 08:14 AM #1

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- Feb 26th 2009, 08:22 AM #5

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sorry to be persistent.. I just want to make sure I understand exactly

so how could you tell straight away that it couldnt be solved? is there a name for such equations? what characteristics make it such that it cant be solved?

many thanks - much appreciated

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