Hi,

I am trying to solve this equation: A/sin(x)=B/sin(C-x)

for x, where 0<=C<=pi and A<B.

It's been years since I last would have contemplated solving such an expression and quite frankly I am somewhat saddened that I have forgotten how. I once knew how to tackle this. Much of the maths I learnt studying engineering just never got used .

It actually is a derivative of the law of sines equation relating to solving the torpedo fire control problem.

x= angle of deflection

A= target speed

B= torpedo speed

C= track angle

I ultimately want to be able to use Excel to create and plot curves like these.

Once I am on the right track I will be fine but I can't actually say what approach needs to be taken to deal with this problem. Need someone talking maths to me using maths language again. I can't even remember what this type of problem/expression is called.

Thanks for helping out.

Cheers

SKB

PS: Not sure if this is in the right forum