Question: How can I solve this equation?

March 04 2014 Wolff 10
Maple 17

2

How to solve this equation

cos(x)^2+2*x*cos(x)-2*sin(x)+4=0

with

solve(%,x) and evalf(%) ?

I get no solution. Is there any option to force Maple to solve this equation by solve and evalf?


Student[Calculus1]:-NewtonsMetnod(%,x=2) solves the problem.
If I use Series for sin(x) and cos(x) Maple can solve it too.

Thank you

 

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