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Homework Help: System of transcendental equations?

  1. Sep 12, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I need to find theta (0) and with that I can find W but im not sure how to I think im on the right track but im stumped now and apparently theres a tool on calculators to help you with finding theta rather than guessing. Here are the given equations


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    So i did equation 1 minus equation 3 to eliminate 0.5T.. which gave me


    Is this the right track? can it even equal -50??

    0=Theta when placed beside sin and cos, not zero.
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 12, 2010 #2
    You used row operations to simplify the system, which is quite all right, but you forgot about the coefficient that was attached to each equation. ;)
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