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Topic: There are a way of instruct the matlab to use sin(pi) = 0 in the symbolic computations?
Replies: 1   Last Post: Jan 28, 2013 11:04 AM

 Steven Lord Posts: 18,038 Registered: 12/7/04
Re: There are a way of instruct the matlab to use sin(pi) = 0 in the symbolic computations?
Posted: Jan 28, 2013 11:04 AM

"Fernando " <fernandovm@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have the equations system eqs = [(sin(2*q1)*i)/2; -(sin(2*q1)*i)/2]
> and when I do solve(eqs == 0) I get zero as unique solution, I know that,
> due to limited precision, is correct the matlab does not to make sin(pi) =
> 0. But, would be very usefull to me if I could make some symbolic
> computations using sin(pi) = 0, and equally cos(pi/2) = 0. There are a way
> of instruct the matlab to use both sin(pi) and cos(pi/2) equal to zero in
> the symbolic computations?

Make it symbolic.

spi = sym(pi);
sin(spi)
cos(spi/2)

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Steve Lord
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