In an Engineering Mechanics text they solve an equation by using a graph or by iterating to a solution using a computer. A generalisation of the equation is:
I was wondering if this equation can be solved for x?
In an Engineering Mechanics text they solve an equation by using a graph or by iterating to a solution using a computer. A generalisation of the equation is:
I was wondering if this equation can be solved for x?
Why yes, it can.
Code:
>> syms a b x;
>> solve('a/h = cosh(b/x) - 1',x)
ans =
b/acosh((a + h)/h)
-b/acosh((a + h)/h)