1. Apr 30, 2013

### Clever_name

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Ok well I had a real nasty equation in which i could not solve.
I used wolfram alpha to get out this answer "theta ≈ 0.74559 + 6.28319n for integer n".

can someone please tell me what this statement means.

do i assume theta in degrees equals 0.74559(180/pi)?

Thanks for the help!

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Apr 30, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

That would be one value, with n = 0. The other values are .74559 + 2$\pi$, .74559 + 4$\pi$, .74559 + 6$\pi$, and so on. It would also include negative multiples of 2$\pi$, as in .74559 - 2$\pi$, .74559 - 4$\pi$, .74559 - 6$\pi$, and so on.

3. Apr 30, 2013

### SammyS

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4. Apr 30, 2013

### Clever_name

So if i was solving an equation say something like x'(theta) =0 would n be zero when solving for theta?

5. Apr 30, 2013

### 1MileCrash

n is any integer. You can't say what it "is." It means that the equation has multiple solutions.

6. Apr 30, 2013

### Clever_name

Ok thanks for clearing that up guys.