solve returns Empty sym: 0-by-1 answer

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José Miguel Rivera Navarrete
Answered: Pavan Guntha on 19 Nov 2021
syms h
Tcz=20
To=533.3
k=155
rho=2680
c=963
a=k/(rho*c)
E2=73.1==To+(Tcz-To)*(1-exp((h*h*a*90)/(k*k))*(1-erf((h/k)*(sqrt(a*90)))))
assume(h>0)
[htc]=solve(E2,h)
the code returns
htc=
Empty sym: 0-by-1

Answers (1)

Pavan Guntha
Pavan Guntha on 19 Nov 2021
Hi,
The solve function returns an empty object if there isn't any solution to the equation. For instance if the equation is changed as shown below,
E2 = 730 == To+(Tcz-To)*(1-exp((h*h*a*90)/(k*k))*(1-erf((h/k)*(sqrt(a*90)))))
It returns the following solution:
htc =
-555.33097392244426184617865401959
For more information, you could look at the documentation page of solve.
Hope it helps!

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