CALCULUS - HELP

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I am trying to solve 0=1-asin(a) for a, but I have reached a dead end at sin(a) = 1/a. From here I'm not sure what to do.

  • CALCULUS - HELP -

    asin(a)-1=0
    asin(a)=1
    a=(2k+1/2)π where k=integer
    Use the graph of sin(x) to solve for a.

    Note:
    asin(a) does NOT equal 1/sin(a).
    asin(a)=x means sin(x)=a

  • CALCULUS - HELP -

    I think I should restate this, I am trying to solve 0=1-a(sin(a). I didn't mean asin to mean arcsin, it's supposed to be a(sin(a)).

  • CALCULUS - HELP -

    Are you doing Calculus or pre-calculus?
    I believe that to solve for
    sin(x)=1/x
    requires numerical methods, such as Newton's method, or other approximation methods.

    You can also plot sin(x) and 1/x and see where they intersect or as approximations.
    See:
    http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7304/1338947466.png

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