Transcendental equations are equations containing transcendental functions, i.e. functions which are not algebraic. An algebraic function is a function that satisfies a polynomial equation whose terms are themselves polynomials with rational coefficients.

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solving equation with variable on both sides

Is there a way to solve the following equation for $v_n^2$? I am working through a problem and I feel like there should be a way to solve it, but I am not sure how to do it: ...
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Please help me to solve the equation $e^{-\frac{x}{0.026}}=7.477 x^2 + 0.0146 x$ [closed]

This equation has $e^x$,$x^2$ and $x$ terms.So how can we solve this type of equation?
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What is the solution of $\sin z=\cosh 4$?

What is the solution of $\sin z=\cosh 4$? By putting $z=x+iy$ I managed to find that the real part of $z$ is $x= \frac \pi 2+2n\pi $, but the imaginary part is contradictory giving negative value of ...
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A String Tied Around The Earth

Say you're standing on the equator and you have a string below you tied around the equator (40,075 km) that is the length of the equator + 1 meter (40,075.001 km). What is the maximum height you can ...
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Solving the finite square well graphically (Transcendental Equations)

I am attempting to comprehend how they are solving these transcendental equations here. The equations they derive are $\tan(ka)=\frac{\alpha}{k}$ which gives the even solutions and ...
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Area between $ y=\sin \left(\frac{\pi x}{2}\right)$ and $y=x^2$, functional equations

Find the Area between $ y=\sin \left(\frac{\pi x}{2}\right)$ and $y=x^2$ So I know how to solve this specific case, but one thing I'm not sure of let's say we have: $y=x^2$ and $\:y=\sin ...
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Asymptotic expansion of roots of function

Find expansions for all roots of the equations below as epsilon → 0 with two nonzero terms in each expansion I don't see how drawing the graph will help. Also how do I go about balancing the sizes ...
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Solve $\cos 2x = \frac{2x}{3}$ [closed]

I'm trying to solve for $x$ in the following equation: $$\cos 2x = \frac{2x}{3}$$ Any help would be much appreciated!
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Is this trigonometric expression always strictly positive?

Let us define a function $f(k,n)$ by \begin{equation} f(k,n)=n \left (\cos\frac{k\pi}{n}\right) \left(1-\cos\frac{k\pi}{n}\right) - \sin \frac{k\pi}{n} \end{equation} Where $\frac{k}{n}$ is ...
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Number of real roots of the equation $2\cos(x) =(2^x+2^{-x})/2$ [closed]

What's the number of real roots of the equation $2\cos(x) =(2^x+2^{-x})/2$? If any questions ask about real root what is the main thing to check first, and most important? Any particular way to ...
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Are there real solutions to $x^y = y^x = 3$ where $y \neq x$?

I need to solve the following equation for (x,y) $$x^y = y^x = 3$$ Everytime I run a numerical method for this problem, I get $$ (x,y) = (1.82546...,1.82546..) $$ I expect there to be a solution ...
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Solving $x \ln x=25$ [closed]

Can someone help me solve the following equation? $$x \ln x = 25$$
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Finding the number of roots of the equation [duplicate]

The equation $x^{13}-e^{-x}+x-\sin{x}=0$ has No real root More than two real roots. Exactly two real roots. Exactly one real root. I tried doing with the odd derivative and check whether the ...
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A problem on Newton-Raphson method

The function $f(x)=0$ has a simple root in the interval $(1,2)$. The function $f(x)$ is such that $|f(x)|>3$ and $|f''(x)|\leq 4$ for all $x\in (1,2)$. Assuming that the Newton-Raphson method ...
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How to find the roots of a equation involving log terms?

This question was in my test and I am not sure what to do with it let $f:(0,\infty)\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be given by $$f(x)=\log x-x+2$$ then its number of roots of $f$are. So putting it ...
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Exact solution to system of first order ODEs

I am trying to solve a system of 1st order ODE's. $m(r)$ and $P(r)$ are real functions of $r$ and should be positive. $a$ and $b$ are just constants. $$\frac{d m(r)}{dr}=\pi(\frac{P(r)}{a}+b)r^2\\$$ ...
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How to know if I can't solve an equation with “standard” methods?

I'm particularly fascinated by transcendental equations whose posses closed form solutions and when I pose some of them to my friends or teachers I heard a lot of "You can't solve this in closed form" ...
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The roots of equation $x3^x=1$ are

I have to find roots of equation $x3^x=1$ A.Infinitely many roots B.$2$ roots C.$1$ root D. No roots\ How do i start? Thanks
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Self-consistency transcendental equation for Curie-Weiss model

In physics, the ferromagnetic Curie-Weiss spin model leads to a transcendental self-consistency equation for the magnetization $m$ of the form $$ m = \tanh(J m +h)\ , $$ with $J>0$ and ...
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To find roots of given equation

If $f(x)=x^2$ and $g(x)=x\sin(x)+\cos(x)$ then i have to find number of points$(x)$ such that $f(x)=g(x)$ I write $h(x)=f(x)-g(x)$. So $h(x)=x^2-x\sin(x)-\cos(x)$ $h'(x)=x(2-\cos(x))$. Since $2-\cos ...
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To find number of real solutions of equation $\left(\frac {9}{10}\right)^x =-3+x-x^2 $

To find real solutions of $\left(\frac{9}{10}\right)^x = -3 + x -x^2$ I differentiate it to get $\left(\frac {9}{10}\right)^x log(\frac{9}{10})-1 + 2x=0 $ As x goes to $+\infty$ this goes to ...
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Solving for a $v$ in $\sum a_i e^{b_i (z^2+d_i) + c_i v}$

I have an equation in complex domain, $$P(e^u,e^v)=\sum_{i=1}^{N} a_i e^{b_i u + c_i v}=0 \;\;\;\text{(A)}$$ and by redefining, at the roots (I'm only showing work for one root), the first ...
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Genus of trancendental curve

I understand that an algebraic curve is genus 0 iff it can be parameterized using rational functions. I am curious if there is a simple way to know if a transcendental curve is genus 0? Specifically ...
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For what values of $x$ is $\cos x$ transcendental?

For what values of $x$ is $\cos x$ transcendental? Is there any way I can figure out the values of $x$ where $\cos x$ is transcendental or do I have to check individually for every $x$ whether it is ...
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Difficulty in solving transcendental equation

Let $A,B,C$, and $D$ be positive constants. What's the most concise way to express $x$ in the equation below? $$ A = B\arctan(x/C)+Dx,$$ where $0<x<1$ and we know that $C=\cos(30^\circ)$.
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Find the positive root of the equation $\cosh x+\cos x-3=0$, other than numerically

I know you are able to find the root of the equation by using Newton-Raphson method. But is there any other way? $$\cosh x+\cos x-3=0$$ I thought maybe you could say that $-1\leq \cos x \leq 1$. So ...
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Existence of solution for equation with erfc

I'm looking for the self-consistent (e.g. input needs to be the same as output) solution of $r$ in $$ r = \frac{1}{2}\operatorname{erfc}(z(r)) $$ where $\operatorname{erfc}$ is complimentary error ...
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Table Maker's Dilemma

I am trying to understand the TMD based on this doc. As per my understanding, For transcendental functions i..e (log2 log10 1oge, exp,sin, cos,tan...) the exact value for an input cannot be ...
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Derivative of Inverse Mills Ratio (Conditional expectation of normal distrbution is strictly increasing)

I'm trying to show that the derivative of the inverse Mills Ratio is bounded between zero and one. Essentially, for a standard normal distribution, I want to show that ...
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How can I solve $\beta^2=\frac{m^2g}{h}\left(-\frac{\beta t}{m}+e^{\frac{\beta t}{m}}-1\right)$ for $\beta$?

This equation arose when I tried to find out how to derive $\beta$ in Stokes' Drag Force $F=\beta v$ as a function of the time $t$ it takes a mass $m$ to hit the ground after falling from a height ...
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How to solve an equation with a tangent divided by a logarithm?

Here is an equation and I've never met this kind before. I would greatly appreciate your help. Maybe it's ridiculously simple and I overlook something? $$-12=\frac{\tan(x+4)}{\log(x+0.25)}$$
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Two Poisson r.vs with different rates may have same value at some argument

I am curious whether two Poisson distributions with two different rate parameters may have the same probability value at some positive integer argument i-e I am trying to solve $$\frac{e^{-\lambda ...
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Exponential and ln function

It seems quite simple but how would I find the exact solution for: $$\exp(x) = -\ln(x) $$ I'm not too sure where to start?
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When is $a(z) = b(c(z)) $?

Let $a(z)$ be a given transcendental entire function. When is $a(z)=b(c(z))$ where $b,c$ are also transcendental entire functions ? How to find such $b,c$ ? In particular when $a$ is given by a ...
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solve $a\cdot e^{b\cdot x}+c\cdot ln(x)=0$

Is it possible to find the analytical solution of $a\cdot e^{b\cdot x}+c\cdot ln(x)=0$? Is that a transcendental equation?
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Solving $-1=e^a-2e^{av}$ as part of a equation system

Problem Given $f_2(x)=e^{ax-b}+c$ with $x \in \left(0,1\right)$, I am trying to calculate the parameters $a,b,c$ in respect to the following constraints: $$ \begin{align} f_2(0) &= 0 \\ ...
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What families of transcendental equations do we have solved?

I'm particularly interested in transcendental equations but searching in internet gives me only results about the classical linear-exponential equation (which is solved with Lambert's W) and its ...
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Transcendental equation $2 x n\cot (2x)= x^2 - n^2$

I have a transcendental equation and I have not a mathematical superiour formation (I'm an hydraulic engineer) necessary to solve it. The equation is : $2 x n\cot (2x)= x^2 - n^2$ or (same equation) ...
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How to find the Roots of the Derivative of two summed Gaussians.

Let $G$ be the Gaussian $$G(t,w,c,h)=w\cdot e^{-\dfrac{(t-c)^2}{2h^2}}$$ for some real parameter $t$ and the real constants $w$, $c$, and $h$. Now, let $F$ be a function defined in terms of $G$, ...
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Simple Logarithms Equation

$$3^x = 3 - x$$ I have to prove that only one solution exists, and then find that one solution. My approach has been the following: $$\log 3^x = \log (3 - x)$$ $$x\log 3 = \log (3 - x)$$ $$\log 3 ...
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Global Minimum of $f(a) = \int _{-\infty}^{\infty} \exp\left(-|x|^a\right)dx, a\in(0,\infty)$

Playing around with the Standard Normal distribution, $\exp\left(-x^2\right)$, I was wondering about generalizing the distribution by parameterizing the $2$ to a variable $a$. After graphing the ...
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Solve $x^a = 1 - \exp(-x)$ for $x$

I would like to obtain a closed-form solution for the equation $x^a = 1 - \exp(-x)$, in which $x$ is the (real strictly positive) unknown and $a$ is a real positive parameter. So far, I have tried ...
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Why a transcendental equation can not be analytically evaluated

I'm reading this book in Classical Mechanics and they derive an equation for the time a projectile takes to reach the ground once is fired (accounting for air resistance): ...
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Can we solve $ae^x+b=x^{-\alpha} $ using LambertW function?

In the equation, a,b,$\alpha$ are all constants. Can we solve the equation?
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It is possible to talk about the degree of a transcendental equation?

When we deal with algebraic equations involving polynomial and so on we know what the degree of the equation is and this tells us how many solutions we'll find (at least in complex numbers). But this ...
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Solving Kepler's Equation

I've been working on simulating orbits. I've found that, when solving Kepler's equation, $M = E - \varepsilon\sin{E}$, I'm unsure about the solution to use. For a true anomaly $< \pi$, using the ...
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How to solve $4^x+\sin(x)=10$

$$4^x+\sin(x)=10$$ I would use a log function to solve it but I don't know what to do with $\sin(x)$. What is the $x$ value of the exponent?
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Solving $x^y = y^x$ analytically in terms of the Lambert $W$ function

I'm interested in deriving the solution for $y$ in terms of $x$ given $x^y = y^x$ using the Lambert $W$ function. Wolfram Alpha states: $$y = - \frac{x\ W\left(-\frac{\log(x)}{x}\right)}{\log(x)}$$ ...
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the roots & the limit of $2^{x^{\cos(x)}}\sqrt{\cos(x)}=2^{x}$

If $$2^{(2\pi)^{\cos(2\pi)}}\sqrt{\cos(2\pi)}=2^{2\pi}$$ Can you obtain or is it plausible to find the roots and the limit of $$2^{x^{\cos(x)}}\sqrt{\cos(x)}=2^{x}$$ if $0 < \cos(x)$ and $0 < ...
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How to calculate the shielding time and determine the time step

The problem is illustrated as follows. A shielding plate scans over a target plate at a constant speed $v_{scan}$ and dynamically shadows the target plate to adjust the exposure time of the light ...