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Aug 06, 2018
10:36 AM

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Aug 06, 2018
10:36 AM

Has this equation one symbolic solution?

Has red equation one symbolic solution?

See please the picture and the Mathcad 15 sheet in attach!

Solved! Go to Solution.

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Aug 07, 2018
09:01 AM

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Aug 06, 2018
01:33 PM

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Aug 06, 2018
01:33 PM

Valery,

Try this.

Success!

Luc

Aug 06, 2018
02:29 PM

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Aug 06, 2018
02:29 PM

You can easily calculate the integral by hand if you remember that 1+sinh^2(a) = cosh^2 (a). Then, using real arguments, the root "cancels" with the square and as X and arsinh(tan(alpha)) are constants, simple linear substiution gives you the integral. Then you can quickly solve for X and if yo do it manually you will arrive at the very same solution which Luc had provided.

But you can also let Mathcad's symbolics di the work. As usual when it gets a little more complicated Mathcad/Mupad needs a lot of help with substitution and the placement of the right commands in the correct order.

muPad seems to prefer ln instead of arsinh and asinh is not a valid argument for "rewrite", so it looks that there is no way to convince muPad to give the solution using arsinh instead of ln.

Aug 06, 2018
03:23 PM

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Aug 06, 2018
03:23 PM

Thanks, Luc and Werner!

But If you are so smart, solve please this problem symbolically until the end!

Aug 06, 2018
05:23 PM

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Aug 06, 2018
05:23 PM

@ValeryOchkov wrote:

Thanks, Luc and Werner!

But If you are so smart, solve please this problem symbolically until the end!

But if we do, there is no fun left for you ! 😉

Here's my attempt.

As you can see that in the last phase muPad switches to numeric mode. You may try your luck with something more capable like Maple or Mathematica, but chances are that there is not closed symbolic solution for that equation.

At least we see that the angle is constant and independent of the parameter L and the symbolics arrives at the same result as the numeric "root" function. At least sometimes. Sometimes, as I show, muPad would return results which are simply wrong! Sure a no-go - this should never happen!.

Sheet in MC11 format attached - maybe Luc is about to give it a try with Maple.

Aug 06, 2018
05:26 PM

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Aug 06, 2018
05:26 PM

Here's how far I get:

Check if these results correspond to the solve block results:

OK, now we can continue:

So here it ends.

Luc

Aug 07, 2018
03:01 AM

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Aug 07, 2018
03:01 AM

Today I saw such a symbolic solution of the problem in my dream.

Aug 07, 2018
03:36 AM

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Aug 07, 2018
03:36 AM

In your dreams! (only).

Note that 7pi/25 is far off from the solution.

Luc

Aug 07, 2018
04:09 AM

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Aug 07, 2018
04:09 AM

and what about this "solution"

Aug 07, 2018
04:48 AM

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Aug 07, 2018
04:48 AM

Nice approximation. Had it been exact, I'd have gotten it from WolframAlpha, I guess.

You cannot calculate every real number (from the * R* set of numbers) from the quotient of of two integer numbers (that is, by a number from set

Luc

Aug 07, 2018
05:29 AM

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Aug 07, 2018
05:29 AM

@ValeryOchkov wrote:

and what about this "solution"

A better approximation still remains an approximation and is sure no symbolic solution.

I don't understand why you think that the solution would be a rational multiple of pi and why you are playing around the way you do.

You already got a numeric approximation using root and I showed how to get a (probably more precise) numeric approximation using Mathcad's symbolics.

What would be the benefit of writing those approximations as fractions and multiples of pi???

You sure can increase the number of decimals (use the symbolics "float,100") to get even more precise approximations but they remain approximations and i see no sense in doing so.

Aug 07, 2018
08:58 AM

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Aug 07, 2018
08:58 AM

Aug 07, 2018
09:01 AM

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Aug 07, 2018
09:01 AM

Aug 07, 2018
10:33 AM

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Aug 07, 2018
10:33 AM

I think it is one new Physical and Math constant!

Steven Finch! Where are you?

Aug 07, 2018
11:20 AM

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Aug 07, 2018
11:20 AM

More Physic less Math - a numerical solution of the system of 3 physical equations!

Aug 08, 2018
09:13 AM

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Aug 08, 2018
09:13 AM

Just for fun I thought I'd see how far I could get on Valery's problem with a combination of Mathcad symbolics plus "Hand" symbolics. Like others, I found it's easy (if tedious) until trying to find where PE = -L^2/4. At this point one needs to resort to numerics. Here's my approach (in MC15):

Alan

Aug 08, 2018
09:52 AM

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Aug 08, 2018
09:52 AM

Thanks, Alan!

But solution without animation is not solution

Aug 08, 2018
10:04 AM

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Aug 08, 2018
10:04 AM

@ValeryOchkov wrote:

Thanks, Alan!

But solution without animation is not solution

Disagree! Alan did the hard work, the animation is window dressing.

Aug 08, 2018
10:22 AM

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Aug 08, 2018
10:22 AM

I came up with not only a problem, but a new joke (an anecdote):

"One Italian, one Austrian, one American, one Englishman and one Dutch met together someone and began to solve one problem from Valery..."

Laughter laughs, but I want to publish this problem in one serious journal.

It is very important for me. Help me please with the language and the rest!

Aug 08, 2018
10:55 AM

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Aug 08, 2018
10:55 AM

@AlanStevens wrote:

Just for fun I thought I'd see how far I could get on Valery's problem with a combination of Mathcad

symbolics plus "Hand" symbolics.Alan

"Numeric + Symbolic + "hand" symbolic = hybrid calculation" - it is a name of one chapter of my new book. Now it is in Russian (see please here). But I have a plan to publish it in English too.

Alan! Check please the translation of this chapter (study) in attach. Remarks will be good too not only from Alan bot from Community!

Aug 09, 2018
03:06 AM

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Aug 09, 2018
03:06 AM

I don't really have the time to go through your document fully, Valery. However, I spotted a few word changes needed in the first paragraph:

"etude" should be "study". ("etude" is French)

"analog" should be "analogue"

"architecture" should be "architectural"

"refusal" should be "decline"

Good luck with the book!

Alan

Aug 09, 2018
04:26 AM

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Aug 09, 2018
04:26 AM

Ease to remember this constant: 50+20+20=90

Aug 10, 2018
05:20 AM

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Aug 10, 2018
05:20 AM

I made some mathematical tourism, I read that this is Gudermannian function, here there is a discussion with several links:

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?forumID=13&threadID=1993229&messageID=6864360

Aug 10, 2018
06:55 AM

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Aug 10, 2018
06:55 AM

We have created the MOSNE function

(Meekes, Ochkov, Stevens, Nori and Exinger)

Aug 22, 2018
07:11 AM

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Aug 22, 2018
07:11 AM

Aug 22, 2018
10:09 AM

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Aug 22, 2018
10:09 AM

That's impressive!

It would be REALLY impressive if it were Mathcad!

Aug 23, 2018
03:06 AM

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Aug 23, 2018
03:06 AM

@Fred_Kohlhepp wrote:

That's impressive!

It would be REALLY impressive if it were Mathcad!

It is Mathcad

Aug 23, 2018
09:14 AM

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Aug 23, 2018
09:14 AM

@ValeryOchkov wrote:

@Fred_Kohlhepp wrote:

That's impressive!

It would be REALLY impressive if it were Mathcad!

It is Mathcad

I meant the image, not the mathematics.

In college, the physics course in electricity and magnetism included a laboratory. The professor was demonstrating the use of an oscilloscope during the lab. He said if we could design an experiment that would write our names using the oscilloscope he would give us top marks in the course and we could stop attending.

If your image was a Mathcad plot, please post the file.

Aug 23, 2018
02:24 PM

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Aug 23, 2018
02:24 PM

@Fred_Kohlhepp wrote:

@ValeryOchkov wrote:

@Fred_Kohlhepp wrote:

It is MathcadIn college, the physics course in electricity and magnetism included a laboratory. The professor was demonstrating the use of an oscilloscope during the lab. He said if we could design an experiment that would write our names using the oscilloscope he would give us top marks in the course and we could stop attending.

Something like this

Aug 23, 2018
02:33 PM

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Aug 23, 2018
02:33 PM

But the High Tech for the names and others drawing is not electrical but mechanical device!