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November 22nd, 2016, 04:06 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Nov 2016 From: Finland Posts: 3 Thanks: 0  Help read wave
Help read the graph, the formula model is in the picture.

November 22nd, 2016, 06:03 PM  #2 
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What do you mean by "read the graph" what do you want to learn from the graph? And why was this posted under "differential equations"? 
November 22nd, 2016, 08:44 PM  #3 
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Presumably, "read the graph" means that the values of the four constants in the given equation are to be estimated by inspection of the graph. For example, the equation implies f(0) = B. As the graph shows that f(0) = 1, one can conclude that B = 1. I would suggest that $\beta= 6\pi$. 
November 23rd, 2016, 04:06 AM  #4  
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And that equation is differential equations of second order with 2 complex roots. Last edited by skipjack; February 7th, 2017 at 05:17 PM.  
November 23rd, 2016, 05:52 AM  #5 
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If you accept my suggestions that B = 1 and $\beta$ = 6$\pi$, I would further suggest that A = tan(2$\pi$/5). These values of A and $\beta$ are based on assumptions about the exact values of $x$ where the graph's turning points occur. Unfortunately, one can't be so precise in giving the value of $\alpha$, because the graph depicts the function using a rather broad line.


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