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Integral $\int_1^\infty\frac{\operatorname{arccot}\left(1+\frac{2\pi}{\operatorname{arcoth}x-\operatorname{arccsc}x}\right)}{\sqrt{x^2-1}}\mathrm dx$

Consider the following integral: $$\mathcal{I}=\int_1^\infty\frac{\operatorname{arccot}\left(1+\frac{2\,\pi}{\operatorname{arcoth}x\,-\,\operatorname{arccsc}x}\right)}{\sqrt{x^2-1}}\mathrm dx,$$ where ...
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Closed form for $\prod_{n=1}^\infty\sqrt[2^n]{\tanh(2^n)},$

Please help me to find a closed form for the infinite product $$\prod_{n=1}^\infty\sqrt[2^n]{\tanh(2^n)},$$ where $\tanh(z)=\frac{e^z-e^{-z}}{e^z+e^{-z}}$ is the hyperbolic tangent.
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Integral ${\large\int}_0^\infty\frac{dx}{\sqrt[4]{7+\cosh x}}$

How to prove the following conjectured identity? $$\int_0^\infty\frac{dx}{\sqrt[4]{7+\cosh x}}\stackrel{\color{#a0a0a0}?}=\frac{\sqrt[4]6}{3\sqrt\pi}\Gamma^2\big(\tfrac14\big)\tag1$$ It holds ...
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Curious about an empirically found continued fraction for tanh

First of all, and since this is my first question in this forum, I would like to specify that I am not a professional mathematician (but a philosophy teacher); I apologize by advance if something is ...
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Closed form for $\int_{-\infty}^\infty\operatorname{sech}(x)\operatorname{sech}(a\, x)\ dx$

Let $$f(a)=\int_{-\infty}^\infty\operatorname{sech}(x)\operatorname{sech}(a\, x)\ dx,$$ where $\operatorname{sech}(z)=\frac2{e^z+e^{-z}}$ is the hyperbolic secant. Here are values of $f(a)$ at some ...
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What is the importance of $\sinh(x)$?

I stumbled across $\sinh(x)$. I am only a calculus uno student, but was wondering when this function comes into play, and what is its purpose? Last, does it have world applications, or is it a human-...
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$\int_0^\infty(\log x)^2(\mathrm{sech}\,x)^2\mathrm dx$

Is there any closed-form representation for the following integral? $$\int_0^\infty(\log x)^2(\mathrm{sech}\,x)^2\mathrm dx,$$ where $\mathrm{sech}\,x$ is the hyperbolic secant, $\mathrm{sech}\,x=\...
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Need help with $\int_0^1\frac{\log(1+x)-\log(1-x)}{\left(1+\log^2x\right)x}\,dx$

Please help me to evaluate this integral $$\int_0^1\frac{\log(1+x)-\log(1-x)}{\left(1+\log^2x\right)x}\,dx$$ I tried a change of variable $x=\tanh z$, that transforms it into the form $$\int_0^\infty\...
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Closed form for ${\large\int}_0^\infty\frac{x\,\sqrt{e^x-1}}{1-2\cosh x}\,dx$

I was able to calculate $$\int_0^\infty\frac{\sqrt{e^x-1}}{1-2\cosh x}\,dx=-\frac\pi{\sqrt3}.$$ It turns out the integrand even has an elementary antiderivative (see here). Now I'm interested in a ...
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Prove that $\sinh(\cosh(x)) \geq \cosh(\sinh(x))$

Prove that $$\sinh(\cosh(x)) \geq \cosh(\sinh(x))$$ I tried to tackle this problem by integrating both lhs and rhs, in order to get two functions who show clearly that inequality holds. I've ...
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Integral $\int_0^\infty\frac{\tanh^2(x)}{x^2}dx$

It appears that $$\int_0^\infty\frac{\tanh^2(x)}{x^2}dx\stackrel{\color{gray}?}=\frac{14\,\zeta(3)}{\pi^2}.\tag1$$ (so far I have about $1000$ decimal digits to confirm that). After changing variable $...
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How were Hyperbolic functions derived/discovered?

Trig functions are simple ratios, but what does Cosh, Sinh and Tanh compute? How are they related to euler's number anyway?
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Series $\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{\cosh(\pi n)}= \frac{1}{2} \left(\frac{\sqrt{\pi}}{\Gamma^2 \left( \frac{3}{4}\right)}-1\right)$

I was playing around with Mathematica and found that $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac1{\cosh(\pi n)} = \frac12\left(\frac{\sqrt{\pi}}{\Gamma \left(\tfrac34\right)^2}-1\right)$$ Does anybody know how to ...
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Can the real and imaginary parts of $\dfrac{\sin z}z$ be simplified?

I have calculated the real and imaginary parts of $\dfrac{\sin z}z.$ I've obtained $$\begin{eqnarray} \frac{\sin z}z&=&\frac{\sin(x+iy)}{(x+iy)}\\ &=& \frac{\sin(x)\cosh(y)+i\cos(x)\...
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Closed-form of $\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{\left(a+\cosh x\right)^{1/n}} \, dx$ for $a=0,1$

While I was working on this question by @Vladimir Reshetnikov, I've conjectured the following closed-forms. $$ I_0(n)=\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{\left(\cosh x\right)^{1/n}} \, dx \stackrel{?}{=} \frac{\...
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Proving $~\prod~\frac{\cosh\left(n^2+n+\frac12\right)+i\sinh\left(n+\frac12\right)}{\cosh\left(n^2+n+\frac12\right)-i\sinh\left(n+\frac12\right)}~=~i$

How could we prove that $${\LARGE\prod_{\Large n\ge0}}~\frac{\cosh\left(n^2+n+\dfrac12\right)+i\sinh\left(n+\dfrac12\right)}{\cosh\left(n^2+n+\dfrac12\right)-i\sinh\left(n+\dfrac12\right)}~=~i$$ ...
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Calculate the sum: $\sum_{x=2}^\infty (x^2 \operatorname{arcoth}(x) \operatorname{arccot} (x) -1)$

$${\color\green{\sum_{x=2}^\infty (x^2 \operatorname{arcoth} (x) \operatorname{arccot} (x) -1)}}$$ This is an impressive sum that has bothered me for a while. Here are the major points behind the sum....
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Prove that $\cosh^{-1}(1+x)=\sqrt{2x}(1-\frac{1}{12}x+\frac{3}{160}x^2-\frac{5}{896}x^3+…)$

How can we prove the series expansion of $$\cosh^{-1}(1+x)=\sqrt{2x}\left(1-\frac{1}{12}x+\frac{3}{160}x^2-\frac{5}{896}x^3+...\right)$$ I know the formula for $\cosh^{-1}(x)=\ln(x+\sqrt{x^2-1})$...
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Geometric meanings of hyperbolic cosinus and sinus

In euclidean geometry, $\cos$ and $\sin$ are used for angles in trigonometry. Is there an equivalent for $\cosh$ and $\sinh$ the hyperbolic cosine and sine, and not cosinus and sinus ?
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Integral of $\ln(x)\operatorname{sech}(x)$

How can I prove that: $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\ln(x)\,\operatorname{sech}(x)\,dx=\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{2\ln(x)}{e^x+e^{-x}}\,dx\\=\pi\ln2+\frac{3}{2}\pi\ln(\pi)-2\pi\ln\!\Gamma(1/4)\approx-0.5208856126\!\...
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Geometric definitions of hyperbolic functions

I've learned in school that all the trigonometric functions can be constructed geometrically in terms of a unit circle: Can the hyperbolic functions be constructed geometrically as well? I know ...
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Alternative definition of hyperbolic cosine without relying on exponential function

Ordinary trigonometric functions are defined independently of exponential function, and then shown to be related to it by Euler's formula. Can one define hyperbolic cosine so that the formula $$\...
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A conjecture $\int_{-\infty}^\infty\frac{\arctan e^x}{\cosh x}\cdot\frac{\tanh\frac{x}2}{x}dx\stackrel?=\frac\pi2\ln2$

I need to find a closed form for this integral: $$\mathcal{I}=\int_{-\infty}^\infty\frac{\arctan e^x}{\cosh x}\cdot\frac{\tanh\frac{x}2}{x}dx.$$ A numerical integration results in an approximation $\...
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Show $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sinh\pi}{\cosh(2n\pi)-\cosh\pi}=\frac1{\text{e}^{\pi}-1}$ and another

Show that : $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\cosh(2nx)}{\cosh(4nx)-\cosh(2x)}=\frac1{4\sinh^2(x)}$$ $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sinh\pi}{\cosh(2n\pi)-\cosh\pi}=\frac1{\text{e}^{\pi}-1}$$
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Asymptotics of $\int_{0}^{+\infty}\!\!\frac{dx}{\sinh^2(\epsilon \sqrt{x^2+1}) } $ for $\epsilon$ near $0$

How to find an asymptotic expansion, for $\epsilon$ near $0$, of the following integral $$ I(\epsilon):=\int_{0}^{+\infty}\frac 1{\sinh^2 (\epsilon \sqrt{x^2+1}) } {\rm d}x. $$ As $\epsilon \...
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Weierstrass $ \tanh \frac{\theta}{2} $ substitution confusion.

I'm already familiar with the trigonometric version of this substitution $ t = \tan \frac{\theta}{2} $ and it's geometrical derivation involving the unit circle found here. However, I'm not sure how ...
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Proof $1 -\frac{1}{5} + \frac{1}{9} - \frac{1}{13} + … = \frac{\pi + 2\ln(1+\sqrt2)}{4\sqrt2}$

I'm trying to show that $$1 -\frac{1}{5} + \frac{1}{9} - \frac{1}{13} + \cdots = \frac{\pi + 2\ln(1+\sqrt2)}{4\sqrt2}.$$ I thought of using the power series for $\tanh^{-1}z$ which I found was $\...
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Geometric construction of hyperbolic trigonometric functions

If we have a circle we can geometrically construct the trigonometric functions as shown. The functions all derive from sin and cos. If we say that the circle is a conic section and imagine it on the ...
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An alternating series identity with a hidden hyperbolic tangent

How does one use the inverse Mellin transform to prove that the following identity holds? $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^n}{n(e^{n\pi} + 1)} = \frac{1}{8}(\pi - 5\log(2))$$ The identity follows ...
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A problem of Ramanujan's interest: closed form of $1 + 2\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\cosh(n\theta)}{\cosh(n\pi)} $

I am Brian Diaz, and I am new to the math.stackexchange community. I have been struggling with attempting to find a closed form of the following series: $$ \varphi(\theta) = 1 + 2\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} ...
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Finding taylor expansion for $\tanh(x)$

I am a high school student and am trying to find the taylor expansion of $\tanh(x)$ in terms of a summation form. I have gotten this far, and am aware it might get complicated very quickly. If someone ...
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Can these two indefinite integrals be evaluated in closed form?

I'm wondering whether any of these two indefinite integrals $$\int \frac{1}{\sqrt{1+\alpha \sinh(x)^{-4/3}}}dx$$ $$\int \frac{\sinh(x)^{-4/3}}{\sqrt{1+\alpha\sinh(x)^{-4/3}}}dx$$ can be evaluated in ...
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Prove that $\lim\limits_{x \to 0} \sinh(x)/x =1$. [closed]

Prove that $ \lim\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{\sinh x}{x} =1.$ I am having some trouble proving this without derivative. Some help would be much appreciate!
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Is there a formula for the area under $\tanh(x)$?

I understand trigonometry but I've never used hyperbolic functions before. Is there a formula for the area under $\tanh(x)$? I've looked on Wikipedia and Wolfram but they don't say if there's a ...
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Integral of the ratio of two exponential sums

I am trying to find a lower bound on the following integral \begin{align*} \int_{y=-\infty}^{y=\infty} \frac{ (\sum_{n=[-N..N]/\{0\}}n e^{-\frac{(y-cn)^2}{2}})^2} {\sum_{n=[-N..N]/\{0\}} e^{-\frac{(y-...
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Geometric interpretation of hyperbolic functions

When proving identities like $$\cosh(2x)=\cosh^2(x)+\sinh^2(x)$$ $$\cosh^2(x)=\sinh^2(x)+1$$ algebraically, I am beset by the feeling that there should be a geometrical interpretation that makes them ...
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Evaluating the following integral: $ \int \frac{x^2}{\sqrt{x^2 - 1}} \text{ d}x$

For this indefinite integral, I decided to use the substitution $x = \cosh u$ and I've ended up with a $| \sinh u |$ term in the denominator which I'm unsure about dealing with: $$\int \dfrac{x^2}{\...
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Why is $\sinh$ often pronounced “shine”? [closed]

I talked to some guys from the UK and they told me that they would pronounce $\sinh$ as "shine". I am not a native English speaker so I don't know, but in my country we call this function "sintsh" ...
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Find $\int \sinh^{-1}x\hspace{1mm}dx$

Find $\int \sinh^{-1}x\hspace{1mm}dx$ $ $ I am asked to use the following Equation: $$\int \tan^{-1}x\hspace{1mm}dx= x\tan^{-1}x-\ln(\sec(\tan^{-1}x))+C$$ $ $ The confusing part is : What has $\...
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What is the use of hyperbolic trigonometric functions if they are easily expressible algebraically?

I get that there are uses for $\sin(x)$ and $\cos(x)$ because they are defined with imaginary exponents which aren't as easily worked with but the hyperbolic functions are simply $\frac12(e^x\pm e^{-x}...
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Curious integrals for Jacobi Theta Functions $\int_0^1 \vartheta_n(0,q)dq$

There are various identities for the Jacobi Theta Functions $\vartheta_n(z,q)$ on the MathWorld page and on the Wikipedia page. But I found no integral identities for these functions. Meanwhile, ...
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Explicit Form for Coefficients of Extended Hyperbolic Secant Function

Consider the function: $$\frac{3}{e^x+e^{{w_3}x}+e^{{w_3^2}x}}=\sum_{n=0}^\infty{E_{3,n}\frac{x^n}{n!}}$$ Note here that $w_3=e^{\frac{2i\pi}{3}}$ I am trying to get an explicit formula for the $E_{3,...
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Closed form for finite sum of ${\rm csch}^2$

In a recent problem I was attempting to solve, I hit a road block when I reduced the problem to that of finding a closed form for the following sum $$ \mathcal{S}_n(x)\equiv\sum_{k=1}^n{\rm csch}^2\...
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Integral with hyperbolic cosine squared

Does anyone can give me a hint how to integrate the following: $$\int_0^\infty{\frac{x^2 {\rm d}x}{\mathrm{cosh}^2(x)}}.$$ The answer is $\frac{\pi^2}{12}$ (taken from the book). I've started with ...
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fourier expansion of $\coth$ and justifying an identity

The problem: Justify the following equalities: $$\cot x = i\coth (ix) = i \sum^\infty_{n=-\infty} \frac{ix}{(ix)^2+(n\pi)^2}=\sum^\infty_{n=-\infty}\frac{x}{x^2+(n\pi)^2}$$ I am trying to figure ...
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Inverse Fourier transform using Residues for a ratio of hyperbolic functions.

I'm new and glad to be here. I have a problem relating to an inverse Fourier transform. I have $$g(w)= \frac{\sinh{w(a-b)}}{w \cosh{wa}}$$ and want to find $$G(t)$$. I cannot find this in tables so I ...
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If $f$ is holomorphic and $\,f'' = f$, then $f(z) = A \cosh z + B \sinh z$

Suppose $f$ is holomorphic in a disk centered at the origin and $f$ satisfies the differential equation $$f'' = f.$$ Show that $f$ is of the form $$f(z)=A \sinh z + B \cosh z,$$ for suitable constants ...
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Evaluating $\int_0^1 x \sinh (x) \ \mathrm{dx}$

I am looking to evaluate $$\int_0^1 x \sinh (x) \ \mathrm{dx}$$
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Prove the identity $\cosh(2x)=\cosh^2(x)+\sinh^2(x)$ using the Cauchy product. [closed]

Prove the identity $$\cosh(2x)=\cosh^2(x)+\sinh^2(x)$$ using the Cauchy product and the Taylor series expansions of $\cosh(x)$ and $\sinh(x)$. The relations involving the exponential function are ...
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Evaluating $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty } 2^{-n} \tanh (2^{-n})$

Reading in some tables pages I found $$\sum _{n=0}^{\infty } 2^{-n} \tanh \left(2^{-n}\right)=\tanh (1) \left(1+\coth ^2(1)-\coth (1)\right)$$ I try to split in two sum using the roots of the $\tanh$...