Hi! The solution to this question may be completely trivial, but I still managed to get stuck on this equation. So I wish to solve:

for . Hence, I want to express as a function of and . And for which values of and does there exist a solution?

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- Apr 18th 2010, 03:08 PMsithoSolving a*cos(x) + b*sin(x) = 1
Hi! The solution to this question may be completely trivial, but I still managed to get stuck on this equation. So I wish to solve:

for . Hence, I want to express as a function of and . And for which values of and does there exist a solution? - Apr 18th 2010, 03:37 PMsitho
I found that on the unit circle, i.e. , one finds the solution:

Is this the only solution to the problem? - Apr 18th 2010, 11:41 PMCaptainBlack