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Solving a general complex trigonometric equation

  1. Oct 21, 2012 #1
    Hello everyone!
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Solving a relatively general equation representing a constant combination of 2 trigonometric functions.


    2. Relevant equations
    [tex]a\cos{(vx+p)}+b\cos{(ux+q)}=c[/tex]


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I really don't have any idea for a general solution to this equation..

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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
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  3. Oct 24, 2012 #2

    haruspex

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    Not aware of any general analytic solution. Do you have a reason for believing such exists?
     
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