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Maple Trying to solve an equation but get weird solution with new variable

  1. Mar 13, 2013 #1

    I'm trying to solve this equation inside of Maple:
    http://screencast.com/t/EeqzLhxS [Broken] for gamma(s)

    I assign variables to each of the values like this:http://screencast.com/t/DBLS8BH6R [Broken]

    When I try to solve I get this weird answer with a new _z variable: http://screencast.com/t/qVHp7xVRFUq [Broken]

    Can anyone see what I've done wrong, I'm really going crazy with this one :)

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  3. Mar 13, 2013 #2


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    The first screen capture with the formula contains no gammas that I can see. I see a couple of sigmas.
  4. Mar 13, 2013 #3
    Sorry SteamKing, you are correct. I think I've mixed both the symbols up during my which I'll be sure to fix :)

    My problem still holds true, would you have any thoughts on that?

    Thanks =)
  5. Mar 14, 2013 #4
    Sorry guys, still not had any luck with this.

    I've also tried wolframAlpha with this: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=solve+a=+((b^0.5+/+c^0.5)+*+exp(-d*(c-b)^2))+for+b

    ( I just seperated the terms in order, into a,b,c,d)

    But get this error: Standard computation time exceeded..

    I got a similar error even with the 14 day pro trial.

    I'm not sure what else to try all I'm trying to do is to generate an equation to work out sigma(s)?

    Thanks guys!
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