Date: Jan 4, 2013 7:35 AM Author: Murthy Subject: Solving a transcendental equation Hi, I want to solve a transcendental equation and obtain the roots of x from the equation

tan(x/2)=(x/2)-((4/lambda^2)*(x/2)^3)

where lambda^2 is known and is 0.72

can any one tell me how to obtain the value of x.

Thanks,

Murthy