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Weird equation

  1. Apr 25, 2003 #1
    How can we solve an equation such as xy-yx = 1 without guessing?
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  3. Apr 25, 2003 #2
    I'd solve that equation numerically, using mathematica or matlab.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2003
  4. Apr 25, 2003 #3
    Is there no analytical method? Or is it just horrendously complicated?
  5. Apr 25, 2003 #4
    This question was asked about 150 years ago.
    It was only answered recently.
    You can find more about its solution somewhere on Wolfram .
  6. Apr 26, 2003 #5
    I can't find anything on it. Does anyone know what the class of equation is called?
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