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January 11th, 2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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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)?
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January 11th, 2015, 11:21 AM   #2
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Your equation isn't valid for $t = 0$ because the right hand side is zero, but the left hand side can never be zero.
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January 11th, 2015, 11:35 AM   #3
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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
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In answer to your question: it can be expressed as a function of t, but it's messy.
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January 11th, 2015, 01:45 PM   #5
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well, yeah, I gathered as much. But what is that function.
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