# Simultaneous nonlinear equations

1. Sep 7, 2008

### daudaudaudau

Hi. I have the following two equations

$$S_{21}=\frac{(1-\Gamma^2)z}{1-z^2\Gamma^2}$$
$$S_{11}=\frac{(1-z^2)\Gamma}{1-z^2\Gamma^2}$$

How would you go about solving these equations? I want to avoid square roots because they make the results ambiguous.

I myself have found that

$$z=\pm\sqrt{\frac{\Gamma-S_{11}}{\Gamma-S_{11}\Gamma^2}}$$

but a better solution is

$$z=\frac{S_{21}}{1-S_{11}\Gamma}$$

because it avoids the sign ambiguity. Yet another good solution is

$$z=\frac{(S_{11}+S_{21})-\Gamma}{1-(S_{11}+S_{21})\Gamma}$$

but I have no clue how to arrive at these results. Any suggestions?

2. Sep 8, 2008

### daudaudaudau

Are there any general methods for solving nonlinear equations analytically? I only know of the substitution method and then applying the quadratic forumla.