Date: Oct 11, 2012 12:33 AM
Author: ehahn
Subject: Solving Transcendental Equations ~ sin(x)/x

>> syms y;
>> p=0;
>> k = -2*pi;.01:2*pi;
>> s='P*sin(y*a)/(y*a)+cos(y*a)=cos(x*a)';
>> solve(s)

Warning: Explicit solution could not be found.
> In solve at 169

ans =

[ empty sym ]

Hi all, I am trying to solve this transcendental eqn for a class project. I only know Matlab basics and I am having trouble figuring out what is not working.

Ideally I would solve this for p = [0 3*pi/2 3*pi/10 1000] and then plot(x,y)

Thanks for any help