January 11th, 2015, 11:05 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2014 From: Brooklyn Posts: 10 Thanks: 0  angle of attack function
After much fiddling, I derived a relation between the angle of attack and time. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7500/...fd5e3dc417.jpg a,b,c,d, and e are constants. Can anyone convert this into an elemenatry function, theta(time)? 
January 11th, 2015, 11:21 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,112 Thanks: 2369 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra 
Your equation isn't valid for $t = 0$ because the right hand side is zero, but the left hand side can never be zero.

January 11th, 2015, 11:35 AM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2014 From: Brooklyn Posts: 10 Thanks: 0 
That's fine, I can use it as a piecewise function, theta(t)=theta intial for t=0 and theta(t)=given left hand side for 0<t<pi/2 
January 11th, 2015, 01:35 PM  #4 
Math Team Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,112 Thanks: 2369 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra 
In answer to your question: it can be expressed as a function of t, but it's messy.

January 11th, 2015, 01:45 PM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2014 From: Brooklyn Posts: 10 Thanks: 0 
well, yeah, I gathered as much. But what is that function.


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