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Eddie K
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To make sure I'm not having a brainfart, could someone please ensure that the solutions to the equation 3cot2θ = 1, within the range 0 to 2πc , are indeed π/3 and 2π/3.


I've been drinking far too much beer recently, my basic pure knowledge is taking a battering!
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cot^2(theta) = 1/3
tan^2(theta) = 3
tan(theta) = \pmsqrt(3)

tan(theta) = sqrt(3) has solutions theta = pi/3 and 4pi/3.
tan(theta) = -sqrt(3) has solutions theta = 2pi/3 and 5pi/3.

It helps to sketch y = tan(x) for 0 <= x <= 2pi.
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(Original post by Jonny W)
cot^2(theta) = 1/3
tan^2(theta) = 3
tan(theta) = sqrt(3)

tan(theta) = sqrt(3) has solutions theta = pi/3 and 4pi/3.

tan(theta) = -sqrt(3) has solutions theta = 2pi/3 and 5pi/3.
My pure knowledge has indeed taken a battering - I can't believe I forgot about the other two solutions... what a pillock! Cheers dude, I've given you rep.
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