6 added 9 characters in body edited Nov 7 '17 at 10:21 J. M. will be back soon♦ 101k1010 gold badges317317 silver badges477477 bronze badges After playing around with Thethe Planck radiation law for the spectral energy density, (differentiation and setting equal to 0 to find the maximum wavelength"x"wavelength $$x$$) I'm stuck on how to deal with what I'm left with. I'm having difficulty trying to solve and plot the roots of this equation. I know itsit's a Transcendental Equationtranscendental equation and will have to solved numerically though I'm at a loss how to do this on programs such as Wolfram MathematicaMathematica 7 or MathlabMATLAB. Could not get this to work http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/newin7/content/TranscendentalRoots/PlotTheRootsOfANestedTranscendentalEquation.htmlthis to work: $$x=\frac{a*exp(a/x)}{-5*(exp(a/x)-1)}$$$$x=\frac{a \exp(a/x)}{-5 (\exp(a/x)-1)}$$ where $$a$$ is a constant After playing around with The Planck radiation law for the spectral energy density, (differentiation and setting equal to 0 to find the maximum wavelength"x") I'm stuck on how to deal with what I'm left with. I'm having difficulty trying to solve and plot the roots of this equation. I know its a Transcendental Equation and will have to solved numerically though I'm at a loss how to do this on programs such as Wolfram Mathematica 7 or Mathlab. Could not get this to work http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/newin7/content/TranscendentalRoots/PlotTheRootsOfANestedTranscendentalEquation.html $$x=\frac{a*exp(a/x)}{-5*(exp(a/x)-1)}$$ where $$a$$ is a constant After playing around with the Planck radiation law for the spectral energy density, (differentiation and setting equal to 0 to find the maximum wavelength $$x$$) I'm stuck on how to deal with what I'm left with. I'm having difficulty trying to solve and plot the roots of this equation. I know it's a transcendental equation and will have to solved numerically though I'm at a loss how to do this on programs such as Wolfram Mathematica 7 or MATLAB. Could not get this to work: $$x=\frac{a \exp(a/x)}{-5 (\exp(a/x)-1)}$$ where $$a$$ is a constant 5 edited tags | link edited Jan 29 '17 at 13:40 J. M. will be back soon♦ 101k1010 gold badges317317 silver badges477477 bronze badges 4 added 163 characters in body edited Apr 20 '15 at 20:46 MathMagic 322 bronze badges After playing around with The Planck radiation law for the spectral energy density, (differentiation and setting equal to 0 to find the maximum wavelength"x") I'm stuck on how to deal with what I'm left with. I'm having difficulty trying to solve and plot the roots of this equation. I know its a Transcendental Equation and will have to solved numerically though I'm at a loss how to do this on programs such as Wolfram Mathematica 7 or Mathlab. Could not get this to work http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/newin7/content/TranscendentalRoots/PlotTheRootsOfANestedTranscendentalEquation.html $$x=\frac{a*exp(a/x)}{-5*(exp(a/x)-1)}$$ where $$a$$ is a constant After playing around with The Planck radiation law for the spectral energy density, (differentiation and setting equal to 0 to find the maximum wavelength"x") I'm stuck on how to deal with what I'm left with. I'm having difficulty trying to solve and plot the roots of this equation. I know its a Transcendental Equation and will have to solved numerically though I'm at a loss how to do this on programs such as Wolfram Mathematica 7 or Mathlab. $$x=\frac{a*exp(a/x)}{-5*(exp(a/x)-1)}$$ where $$a$$ is a constant After playing around with The Planck radiation law for the spectral energy density, (differentiation and setting equal to 0 to find the maximum wavelength"x") I'm stuck on how to deal with what I'm left with. I'm having difficulty trying to solve and plot the roots of this equation. I know its a Transcendental Equation and will have to solved numerically though I'm at a loss how to do this on programs such as Wolfram Mathematica 7 or Mathlab. Could not get this to work http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/newin7/content/TranscendentalRoots/PlotTheRootsOfANestedTranscendentalEquation.html $$x=\frac{a*exp(a/x)}{-5*(exp(a/x)-1)}$$ where $$a$$ is a constant 3 added 163 characters in body edited Apr 20 '15 at 20:40 MathMagic 322 bronze badges 2 added 163 characters in body edited Apr 20 '15 at 20:35 MathMagic 322 bronze badges 1 asked Apr 20 '15 at 20:09 MathMagic 322 bronze badges