Solve for x: x = cotx , where x E [0, pi] --- I have no idea how to solve for 'x' in this equation. Some advice please? Many thanks in advance, dMh
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You will need to use a numerical method to solve this, try Newton's or the Bisection method.
Last edited by pickslides; April 5th 2010 at 04:01 PM. Reason: *sp
I've never heard of either methods. I'm taking "pre-calculus" at the moment and haven't learned too much.
Originally Posted by dMh I've never heard of either methods. I'm taking "pre-calculus" at the moment and haven't learned too much. graph in your calculator (make sure your calculator is in radian mode) and look for the zero(s) in the given interval.
Originally Posted by skeeter graph in your calculator (make sure your calculator is in radian mode) and look for the zero(s) in the given interval. Why ? Not ?
Originally Posted by dMh Why ? Not ? either one will work ... you're looking for the zero(s)
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