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Solution to Equation

  1. Mar 30, 2009 #1
    I have been struggling with the solution to the following equation, i know its easy but just cannot solve it. I need to rearrange it to have alpha in terms of beta.

    beta = alpha+ tan-1(0.5(tan(alpha )))
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  3. Mar 30, 2009 #2
    I think it is quite difficult actually.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  4. Mar 30, 2009 #3
    If tan-1 is supposed to be arctan or [itex]\tan^{-1}[/itex] then it doesn't appear to be possibly to solve it in terms of elementary functions.

    Why do you need to solve it?
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