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weird trig problem $\tan(\theta)=-\sqrt{2}\sin(\theta)$ on the interval $0 \leq \theta \leq 2\pi$

$\tan(\theta)=-\sqrt{2}\sin(\theta)$ on the interval $0 \leq \theta \lt 2\pi$ I started off with $[(\sin(\theta)/\cos(\theta)] \times (1/\sin(\theta) )= - \sqrt 2$, then after simplification i got ...
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Prove trigonometric identity, hence or otherwise find the general solution

The following question requires one to prove the below trigonometric identity $$\cos 3x = 4\cos ^3 x - 3\cos x$$ Hence, or otherwise, find the general solution of the following equation $$(4\cos ^2 x ...
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Sum of the series $\tan^{-1}\frac{4}{4n^2+3}$

Find the value of $$\sum^{n=k}_{n=1}\tan^{-1}\frac{4}{4n^2+3}$$ I tried multiplying numerator and denominator by $n^2$, but got nothing. How do I split the term inside $\tan^{-1}$?
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Partial sum of Fourier series of square wave

Let $f$ be a $2π$ -periodic square wave function so that $$f\, = -1 \quad -π \le x<0$$ $$f=1 \qquad 0 \le x< π$$ $S_{2n-1}(x)$ is the $(2n-1)st$ Fourier polynomial of $f$. Prove ...
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query about the cosine of an irrational multiple of an angle?

de Moivre's identity $$ (\cos \theta + i \sin \theta)^n = \cos n\theta + i \sin n\theta $$ only applies as written when $n \in \mathbb{Z}$. if the exponent is a fraction $\frac{m}{n}$ then there will ...
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Chirp with linearly changing frequency and amplitude?

A linear chirp or linearly swept sine is a signal in which the frequency changes linearly with time: the starting frequency changes into the ending frequency over time at a rate of: and ...
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Differential Equations: Recursive Functions

Functions I have some familiarity with look so, $y^\prime(x) = \tan(x+2)$: straightforward expression of the first derivative of y as a function of x. But say I have a function, $y^\prime(x) = ...
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Find the value of the following series.

The expression $\tan\theta+2\tan(2\theta)+2^2\tan(2^2\theta)+\dots+2^{14}\tan(2^{14}\theta)+2^{15}\cot(2^{15}\theta)$ equals to : The answer in the answer book is given to be $\cot\theta$. I am ...
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Trigonometric Identities//Fourier Series

Basically I have to find the value of a constant $M$ from this equation: $$l(x)=0=\sum M\Big(\frac{n\pi}{L}\Big)\sin(n\pi x) $$ using the Fourier Series. However the usual Fourier Series formula is: ...
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Problem with a trigonometric function: $\arctan ( \sin x /(1-\cos x))$

I am studying Abel summability right now, and at a certain point I obtain the following identity: $$ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sin kx}{k} r^k = \arctan \frac{r\sin x}{1-r\cos x} $$ By previous ...
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Summation of trigonometric series

The first part of the question requires me to show that the sum of $$cos(2n - 1)x = \frac{sin(2Nx)}{2sin(x)}$$ from $n = 1$ to $N$. This I have done by considering the real part of the geometric ...
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Generalization of $\sup \limits_{\theta} (a \sin \theta + b \cos \theta) = \sqrt{a^2 + b^2}$

I'm looking for a generalization of the following statement $\sup \limits_{\theta} (a \sin \theta + b \cos \theta) = \sqrt{a^2 + b^2}$ In particular, I want to find $\sup \limits_{\theta} (a \sin ...
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What is the sum over a shifted sinc function?

What is the sum of a shifted sinc function: $$g(y) \equiv \sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty \frac{\sin(\pi(n - y))}{\pi(n-y)} \, ?$$
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Is $H(\theta) = \sum \limits_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{k} \cos (2\pi n_k \theta)$ for a given sequence $n_k$ equal a.e. to a continuous function?

I am studying Furstenberg's article Strict ergodicty and transformation of the torus and I'm stuck with the following construction. Define sequence $(v_k)_{k \in \mathbb{N}}$ as $v_1 =1, ...
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Bound for the sum of a finite sequence

Consider ${\bf c} = (a,b) \in \mathbb{R}^2$ with $0< \|{\bf c}\| < 1.$ Let $n \in \mathbb{N} $ and define \begin{align*} F_{n}(k) & := \frac{ [a + x_{n}(k)]^2}{ [a + x_{n}(k)]^2 + [b + ...
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To prove $\prod\limits_{n=1}^\infty\cos\frac{x}{2^n}=\frac{\sin x}{x},x\neq0$

Prove $$\prod_{n=1}^\infty\cos\frac{x}{2^n}=\frac{\sin x}{x},x\neq0$$ This equation may be famous, but I have no idea how to start. I suppose it is related to another eqution: (Euler)And how can I ...
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Using the denseness of trigonometric polynomials to prove the following

$f:[0,2\pi] \to \mathbb R$ is a continuous function. For every trigonometric function $T(x)=\sum_{k=0}^n a_k\cos(kx)+b_k\sin(bx)$, we have $\int_0^{2\pi}f(x)T(x)dx=0$. We need to prove $f=0$(and I ...
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Is there a way to simplify a sum of cosecants?

A problem I have been working on recently results in a sum of cosecant terms. Specifically, $f(n) = \sum_{k=1}^n \csc \frac{\pi k}{2n+1}$ $g(n) = \sum_{k=1}^n [(-1)^{k+1}(\csc \frac{\pi k}{2n+1})]$ ...
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Sum of the area of infinite similar equilateral triangles

How would I solve for the side depicted in the picture?
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Cauchy product when indices don't match

I want to find the first $4$ coefficients of the Maclaurin series of $\tan(z)$ by multiplying by $\cos(z)$ and using a Cauchy product. Letting $\tan(z)=\sum\limits_{k=0}^\infty c_kz^k$ and ...
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Upper bound $f(t,d)$ such that $\sum_{j=1}^{d} cos(2 \pi j \; t) \leq f(t,d)$. [duplicate]

I have a sum of a series of trig functions as follows: $\sum_{j=1}^{d} cos(2 \pi j \; t)$ where t is just a constant. Here, we can assume $t$ is a small number and $t \neq 0$. what is the upper ...
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Lip $\alpha$ trigonometric series

Assume we have a trigonometric series $$ f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n\sin nx \in \text{Lip }\alpha, \, 0<\alpha <1. $$ Is there anything we can say about the series $$ g(x)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} ...
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Upper bound $f(t,d)$ such that $\sum_{j=1}^{d} cos(2 \pi j \; t) \leq f(t,d)$?

I have a sum of a series of trig function as follows: $\sum_{j=1}^{d} cos(2 \pi j \; t)$ where t is just a constant. I am looking for the upper bound $f(t,d)$ such that $\sum_{j=1}^{d} cos(2 \pi j ...
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Is $\sum_{k=2}^{\infty}{\sin(k!)}/{(k\log(k))}$ convergent or divergent? How can I prove it?

How can I prove that $~\displaystyle\sum_{k=2}^{\infty}\frac{\sin(k!)}{k\log(k)}~$ converges ? Both Leibniz's criterion and Dirichlet's test seem rather inadequate for handling this particular task. ...
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Trigonometry - word problem - functions cosθ = adjacent/hypotenuse

I'm not sure what trigonometric equation I should use for this problem: At a certain instant, a ship was 5km south of a lighthouse. The ship was travelling westward and after 30 minutes it's bearing ...
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Can we subtract a trigonometric term from a polynomial?

Can we find the root of a function like $f(x) = x^2-\cos(x)$ using accurate algebra or do we need to resort to numerical methods approximations? thanks.
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Approximation of functions by trigonometric polynomials?

I'm seemingly not understanding the fact that a continuous function $f$ that is periodic on [0, 1) can be approximated by a trigonometric polynomial of the form $$g(x) = \sum_{n = 0}^k c_n e^{2\pi ...
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Trigonometry system - complex conjugate

I have the following function $$e_n(t) = e^{2\pi int}, t \in R, n \in Z$$ Could anyone explain how one can go from this: $$e_m(t) \bar e_n(t) $$ to $$e^{-2\pi i(m - n)t}$$ Shouldn't it be $e^{2\pi ...
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Inverse Sine and cosine

$\arcsin(\cos(x))=1/2$ Find $x$. I got $-1/2$ or $2\pi-1/2$, but I don't know the correct answer. I tried graphing unit circle.
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Evaluating the sum $ \sum_{n = 1}^{44} {\sin^{2}}(n^{\circ}) ~ {\cos^{2}}(n^{\circ}) $.

I want to find the sum $$ {\sin^{2}}(1^{\circ}) ~ {\cos^{2}}(1^{\circ}) + {\sin^{2}}(2^{\circ}) ~ {\cos^{2}}(2^{\circ}) + {\sin^{2}}(3^{\circ}) ~ {\cos^{2}}(3^{\circ}) + \cdots + ...
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Summation of $\tan^{-1}$ series

I am given $$S=\sum\limits_{n=1}^{23}\cot^{-1}\left(1+ \sum\limits_{k=1}^n 2k\right)$$ On expanding the sigma series becomes $$S= 23\cot^{-1}(3)+22\cot^{-1}(5) + \cdots + \cot^{-1}(47)$$ And in tan ...
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Why does a fourier series have a 1/2 in front of the a_0 coefficient

I am reading up on the fourier series, and I keep seeing it as being defined as: $$ f(\theta)= \frac{1}{2}a_0 + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}(a_n \cos(n\theta) + b_n \sin(n\theta)) $$ where $$ a_n = ...
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How to find the sum?

How to find $$\cot^2\frac{\pi}{2m+1}+\cot^2\frac{2\pi}{2m+1}+\cot^2\frac{3\pi}{2m+1}+\ldots+\cot^2\frac{m\pi}{2m+1}?$$ Of course, the number $m$ is assumed to be a positive integer.
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General form of $\sum_{i=1}^{k} \frac{1}{k}\tan(\frac{i\theta}{k})$

I have tried calculating this equation by setting a large value of $k$. given $\theta$, $$S = \sum_{i=1}^{k} \frac{1}{k}\tan\bigg(\frac{i\theta}{k}\bigg)$$ When increasing $k$, $S$ seems converging ...
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Trigonometical sum from Fourier analysis

(Edit) Note: $a\in \mathbb{R},0<a\leq\pi$. Also, the sum skips $n=0$ (that's where the other term comes from). Working through a Fourier analysis exercise I've got stuck in a clearly ...
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Evaluating $(1+\cos\frac{\pi}{8})(1+\cos\frac{3\pi}{8}) (1+\cos\frac{5\pi}{8})(1+\cos\frac{7\pi}{8})$

How to find the value of $$\left(1+\cos\frac{\pi}{8}\right)\left(1+\cos\frac{3\pi}{8}\right) \left(1+\cos\frac{5\pi}{8}\right)\left(1+\cos\frac{7\pi}{8}\right)$$ I used: $ 1+ \cos ...
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Deducing a $\cos (kx)$ summation from the $e^{ikx}$ summation [duplicate]

I'm trying to solve So far I've done the first part, evaluating the summation ; where a is just n. I'm not sure where to go from here or what it even means deduce the second summation. I ...
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Integral $\int_0^{\infty}\cos(a_0+a_1x+a_2x^2)\frac{1}{x^2+\frac{1}{4}}dx$

Is this integral known to have a closed form? $$\int_0^{\infty}\cos(a_0+a_1x+a_2x^2)\frac{1}{x^2+\frac{1}{4}}dx$$ Is there anything special about it?
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Determine the limit of a series, involving trigonometric functions: $\sum \frac{\sin(nx)}{n^3}$ and $\frac{\cos(nx)}{n^2}$

I have $$\sum^\infty_{n=1} \frac{\sin(nx)}{n^3}.$$ I did prove convergence: $0<\theta<1$ $$\left|\frac{\sin((n+1)x)n^3}{(n+1)^3\sin(nx)}\right|< \left|\frac{n^3}{(n+1)^3}\right|<\theta$$ ...
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Fourier series question - represent $x$ as a series of $\cos$

I was asked to represent $f(x)=x$ in $(0,\pi)$ as a sum of $\cos$ functions, using fourier series. I couldn't solve it on my own, but here is what the teacher did, and I don't fully understand why ...
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Number of iterations to reach cosine's fixed point

I was messing around with my calculator the other day when I saw something interesting happen. Whenever I repetitively took the cosine of any number, it always ended up on a particular number ...
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Is there any identity for $\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}\tan(x+ka) $??

I found this series $$ \sum_{k=0}^{n-1}\tan\left(\theta+\frac{k\pi}{n}\right)=−n\cot\left(\frac{n\pi}{2}+n\theta\right) $$ but it's not what I need.
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A trigonometric series with differences of cosines of cube roots

To be honest I don't know how to start working with this series. I can't even tell if the limit of the general term is $0$. Any help would be appreciated. ...
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What is $k_{\text{max}}$?

If $[1-\cos x][1 - \cos 2x][1 - \cos 3x] = k\ ; 0º < x < 90º$ Find $k_{\text{max}}$ I have no idea how to solve this I've got $8\left[\sin\left(\frac{x}{2}\right)\times\sin x ...
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How to compute $\sum_{n\ =\ 1}^{\infty}\arctan\left(\,\frac{3n^{2}}{ 2n^{4} - 1}\,\right)$

I find this problem on facebook group. $$\mbox{Is it possible to find exact value of}\quad \sum_{n\ =\ 1}^{\infty}\arctan\left(\,\frac{3n^{2}}{ 2n^{4} - 1}\,\right)\ {\large ?}. $$ I think this is ...
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Can you raise trigonometric functions to a non-integer power?

I don't inmediately see any reason why you could not yet I have never come across it. For any answer given reasoning would also be appreciated! Thank you
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Computing the trigonometric sum $ \sum_{j=1}^{n} \cos(j) $

I have a task to compute such a sum: $$ \sum_{j=1}^{n} \cos(j) $$ Of course I know that the answer is $$ \frac{1}{2} (\cos(n)+\cot(\frac{1}{2}) \sin(n)-1) = \frac{\cos(n)}{2}+\frac{1}{2} ...
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Prove using De Moivre's formula,that $\sum\limits_{k=0}^{n}\sin(kx)=\frac{1}{2}\cot(x/2)-\frac{\cos(nx+(x/2))}{2\sin(x/2)}$

I've been asked to prove that: $$ \sum\limits_{k=0}^{n}\sin(kx)=\frac{1}{2}\cot(x/2)-\frac{\cos(nx+(x/2))}{2\sin(x/2)} $$ When $0<x<2\pi$. I know there are many similar posts on this site, but ...
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Product of truncated Fourier series

Given the truncated power series (trigonometric polynomials) $$ a(t)=\sum_{k=-P}^P A_k e^{ik\omega t} ,\quad b(t)=\sum_{k=-Q}^Q B_k e^{ik\omega t} $$ I am looking for formulas for the product and ...
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What is the approximation of trigonometric function by simple function

for $f(x)=\sin x$, $g(x)=\cos x$, $h(x)=\tan x$, What is the approximation of each function by using simple function?