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Relativistic equations, how does one isolate variables?

  1. Apr 17, 2004 #1
    It appears that these equations are defying regular algebraic techniques, must their variables be solved by numerical techniques?
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2004 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    I've never run across a problem. Which variable(s) are you trying to solve for?

    My guess is that you are trying to solve for v, which is buried in a reciprocal square root. If that's the case, then I assure you that normal algebra does indeed work.

    How about posting an example of what you are talking about?

    edit: Added the word "never" to the first sentence. Makes a lot more sense now!
     
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  4. Apr 17, 2004 #3
    Ooops, I wrote the formula down wrong, that explains why it didnt work out. Looks away embarrassingly.
     
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