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Topic: Question about solve
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Question about solve
Posted: Dec 22, 2011 3:00 AM
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>> clear all
>> syms f n R1 R1 t
>> solve('1/f = (n-1)(1/R1-1/R2-n/(n-1)*t/R1/R2)','t')

Warning: Explicit solution could not be found.
> In solve at 81
ans =
[ empty sym ]

I tried to solve the LensMaker's equation for t as above,
but it didn't find the answer.

Do I use solve in the wrong way?

This equation should have explicit solution as in the following link.

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