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Px=C1(a2*C2+d4*S23)-d2*S1

Py=S1(a2*C2+d4*S23)+d2*C1

theta1=atan((Py*sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)-d2*Px)/(Px*sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)+d2*Py))

theta1=atan((-Py*sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)-d2*Px)/(-Px*sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)+d2*Py))

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Px=C1(a2*C2+d4*S23)-d2*S1

Py=S1(a2*C2+d4*S23)+d2*C1

theta1=atan((Py*sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)-d2*Px)/(Px*sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)+d2*Py))

theta1=atan((-Py*sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)-d2*Px)/(-Px*sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)+d2*Py))

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since S1 and C1 don't appear in the two final expressions, then perhaps S1 is sin(theta) and C1 is cos(theta) ??

Latex would be nicer.

Latex would be nicer.

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a2, d4, Px, Py are all constants

[tex]

Px=\cos(\theta1)*(a2*\cos(\theta2)+d4*\sin(\theta2+\theta3))-d2*\sin(\theta1) [/tex]

[tex]

Py=\sin(\theta1)*(a2*\cos(\theta2)+d4*\sin(\theta2+\theta3))+d2*\cos(\theta1) [/tex]

[tex]

\theta1=\arctan((Py*\sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)-d2*Px)/(Px*\sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)+d2*Py)) [/tex]

[tex]

\theta1=\arctan((-Py*\sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)-d2*Px)/(-Px*\sqrt(Px^2+Py^2-d2^2)+d2*Py)) [/tex]

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AKG said:

Would you like some salt and pepper to go with that

in my equations I have only d4 not dA, and d2 is not d^2 and d4 is not d^4. d2 and d4 are two constants raised to the first degree. And yes, I checked my equations before posting, and they are ok. So some how in the result, t1=..., the expression containing d4 was canceled.

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Multiply Px by sinθ and Py by cosθ. subtract Pxsinθ from Pycosθ to get rid of the bracketed term.

You should end up with Pycosθ - Pxsinθ = d2.

Divide both sides by cosθ.

Square both sides and get a quadratic in tanθ.

Solve ...

I ended up with a simpler form for tanθ.

[tex]tan\theta = \left(P_xP_y \pm d_2\sqrt{P_x^2 + P_y^2 - d_2^2}\right) / (P_x^2 - d_2^2)[/tex]

I manipulated your expression(s) for tanθ and ended up with my expression, so I suppose it could be done backwards - get your expression from mine - but it was a wee bit tedious.

Do you need to use the original form(s)?

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Thank you very much Fermat. No, I don't have to use the original form.

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