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Homework Help: Find the angle

  1. Nov 25, 2011 #1
    y - xtanθ = z/cosθ

    Find θ in terms of x,y,z
    equation seems so simple, but cant do it
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2011 #2

    ehild

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    What did you try?


    ehild
     
  4. Nov 25, 2011 #3
    cant do it. pls help. it's urgent
     
  5. Nov 25, 2011 #4

    ehild

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    You can use the relation between cos(θ) and than(θ):
    1/cos(θ)=sqrt(1+tan2(θ)).


    ehild
     
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