Question: How to get explicit solutions from solve

February 06 2014 Mac Dude 465


I have an equation with the following structure:


Maple can solve this:



so it misses the 2nd solution (b=π-a). I can use the allsolutions qualifier:


and now Maple returns an expression that, while correct, is really not conducive to further work without fairly massive substition work (_Z10 has to be 0 and the solutions wanted have _B10 0 and 1). In a classroom settng this is not helpful. Try as I might using the options to solve I have not found a way to make this into a list of the two solution I want without extensively mucking around with the expression. Is there any way to coerce solve to return something simpler?

I really want something like



Mac Dude.


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