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Differentiability of the sum of the series $\sum_k \sin(kx)/k^2$

How to show the following: If $ f(x) = \displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \dfrac {\sin(kx)}{k^2} $, then show that $f(x)$ is differentiable on $(0,1)$ I guess it should be related to uniform ...
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Solve for x: sin2 x − cos2 x = sin x, −π ≤ x ≤π

I have to solve for x using the domain of −π ≤ x ≤π sin^2 x − cos^2 x = sin x I tried changing cos^2 x to 1 - sin^2 x so it would be sin^2 x - 1 + sin^2 x = sin x making it, 2sin^2 x - 1 = sin x ...
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Using Algebra with Trig Functions

Using Algebra with Trig Functions I'm trying to find the correct 1 second audio signal I would need to apply to a 1 second known noise signal to have the output signal be a sin wave. The basic ...
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Evaluation of a trigonometric series

$$ \mbox{Question: Evaluate}\quad \tan^{2}\left(\pi \over 16\right) + \tan^{2}\left(2\pi \over 16\right) + \tan^{2}\left(3\pi \over 16\right) + \cdots + \tan^{2}\left(7\pi \over 16\right) $$ What I ...
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Trigonometry - proving a rule

I was given that $\sin a + \sin b + \sin c \cdots$ is equal to: (where $a,b,c$ are in arithmetic progression) $$\frac{\sin\frac{a + c}{2}\sin\frac{nb}{2}}{\sin{b/2}}$$ Here $a$ is the first term of ...
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Help in finding a book

That is my problem: i have this series: $\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \psi_{k}(h)\cos(k\theta)$. I need to see to what it converges assuming something on the functions $\psi_{k}(h)$. There is a book or a site ...
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Proving that $\sum^n_{k=1} e^{ik\theta}=\sum^n_{i=1}\cos k\theta +i\sum^n_{k=1}\sin k\theta$.

Prove: $$\sum^n_{k=1} e^{ik\theta}=\sum^n_{i=1}\cos k\theta +i\sum^n_{k=1}\sin k\theta$$ Thanks a lot!! I tried: With Euler's identity I can get $\sin x= \dfrac{e^{ix} - e^{-ix}}{2i}$ and the ...
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Is there a relationship between a function's period and number of roots?

Let: $f(x,a,l)=\prod _{k=a}^l\sin \left(\frac{\pi x}{k}\right)$ and $f(x,k)=\sin \left(\frac{\pi x}{k}\right)$ I came up with this equation to find the period $T(f(x,a,l))=2\,{{\pi }^{l-a+1} ...
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$\int _0^{\pi }\:\sum _{n=0}^{\infty \:}\frac{n\cdot \sin \left(nx\right)}{e^n}dx=\frac{2e}{e^2-1}$

It is asked to prove: $\int _0^{\pi }\:\sum _{n=0}^{\infty \:}\frac{n\cdot \sin \left(nx\right)}{e^n}dx=\frac{2e}{e^2-1}$ I have tried to search for convergence and it gave me 0 so i can't solve it. ...
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Closed-form expressions for coefficients $a_k$ in $2^{2n-1}\sinh^{2n}(x)=\sum_{k=0}^n a_k \cosh(2kx)$

It is known that $$2^{2-1}\sinh^{2}(x)=\cosh(2x)-1$$ $$2^{4-1}\sinh^{4}(x)=\cosh(4x)-4\cosh(2x)+3$$ What are the closed-form expression for coefficients $a_k$ ($k=0,1,\cdots,n$) in the expression ...
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Find the limit of $\prod_{k = 4}^{\infty}\cos\left(\pi \over k\right)$

Find the limit of $$\prod_{k = 4}^{\infty}\cos\left(\pi \over k\right)$$ The limit does exist, but I can not get it. Thanks Willie-Wong & Lee Mosher for correcting the expression.
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A sine integral

The integral \begin{align} \int_{0}^{\pi/2} \frac{ \sin(n\theta) }{ \sin(\theta) } \ d\theta \end{align} is claimed to not have a closed form expression. In this view find the series solution of the ...
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$\frac{1}{\sin\theta\cdot \sin2\theta} + \frac{1}{\sin2\theta\cdot \sin3\theta} + \cdots + \frac{1}{\sin n \theta \sin (n+1)\theta}$ [closed]

$$\sum_{k=1}^n \frac{1}{\sin k\theta \sin (k+1)\theta} = \dfrac{1}{\sin\theta\cdot \sin2\theta} + \dfrac{1}{\sin2\theta\cdot \sin3\theta} + \cdots + \frac{1}{\sin n \theta \sin (n+1)\theta}$$ up to ...
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Can somebody explain to me why these terms are equal?

I just read a proof on ProofWiki that proves Euler's formula, but I can't seem to understand what is done in this following step: ...
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Find a short formula for $\sin x+\sin (x+y)+\sin (x+2y)+. . .+\sin (x+(n-1)y)$

The answer is : $$\sin(\frac {x+x+(n-1)y}{2}) \dfrac {\sin \frac{ny}{2}}{\sin \frac {y}{2}}$$ I could've written the question as: Show that..., but then people would try induction. What I did: ...
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Proving that sin(x)/x=(1-x^2/pi^2)(1-x^2/4pi^2)(…)

I am faced with explaining to a bunch of people who have taken a course in real analysis, but no course in complex analysis, why $\sin(x)=x\prod_{n\geq1}(1-x^2/\pi^2n^2)$. I vaguely remember being ...
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trigonometric polynomial using FFT

I am trying to use the FFT to approximate a given function. So i have 10 points xk that are given for example, if i use the FFT that will give me Xk. So now using the inverse FFT we can get the ...
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Integral is equal to $0$

Let be $f \in L^1[0,1]$, then it applies $ \int_0^1 \exp(2i\pi xk)f(x n)\,dx=0$ for $n,k\in \mathbb{N}$ with $0<k<n$. Ideas: f can be extended to a function on $\mathbb{R}$ with period $1$, ...
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How does WolframAlpha simplify sine and cosine?

When I feed WolframAlpha an expression like $\sin({\pi\frac{2}{3}})$, it correctly prints that this is equal to $\frac{\sqrt3}{2}$, instead of the decimal expansion $0.866025403\ldots$. Perhaps it ...
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Determine the maximal compact interval such that $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^n\frac{x^{2n+1}}{2n+1} = \arctan(x)$ holds true

The Assignment: Determine the maximal compact interval, such that the following identity holds true:$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^n\frac{x^{2n+1}}{2n+1} = \arctan(x)$$ Explain your answer and show ...
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Finding the limit using McLaurin series and/or “little o” method.

Another mathematical analysis question to do with limits. Tried a few approaches, but I'm not getting the correct answer. Question:Find the limit of: $\lim_{x\rightarrow0}\frac{\sqrt{\cos ...
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Fourier Series; odd and even half-range expansion

I have some standard Fourier series questions which I cannot solve. My fourier series is defined like this: $$s(x)=\frac{a_0}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (a_n \cos (nx) + b_n \sin (nx))$$ For $f(t) = ...
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Finite Trigonometric Sum

I have a dynamical system model whose equilibria depend on the solution of the following finite sum: \begin{align} \sum_{j\neq ...
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Taylor Series of $\tan x$

I found a nice general formula for the Taylor series of $\tan x$: $$\tan x = \sum_{n\,=\,1}^\infty \frac {(-1)^{n-1}2^{2n} (2^{2n}-1) B_{2n}} {(2n)!} x^{2n - 1} $$ where $B_n$ are the Bernoulli ...
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Binomial series for $2^{n-1}\cos^n\vartheta$ and $2^{n-1}(-1)^{\frac{n}{2}}\sin^n\vartheta$

Can somebody confirm for me whether the following series are correct? $$2^{n-1}\cos^n\vartheta=\cos ...
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Explain how the following is equal to $2\cos x$.

The question was Prove $$\frac{1+\sin2x+\cos2x}{\cos x+\sin x}=2\cos x$$ I simplified it using several trigonometric identities, what I got is this "$\dfrac{2\cos^2 x + 2\cos x \sin x}{\cos x + ...
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Solving $\operatorname{ctg} x=x/b$

I have no problems finding first solution (both: $b \to 0$ and $b \to \infty$). My solutions on photos. I got stuck trying to find solution when $x \to \infty$. As I think, solution for $x$ will have ...
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History of infinite series representations of $\sin(x)$ and $\cos(x)$

When did the famous infinite series representations for $\sin(x)$ and $\cos(x)$ came about? To be specific when did people realise that the ratio of the two sides of a right triangle with one angle ...
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Find the value of $\sin(B-A)$.

If $A$ is an acute angle whose tangent is $\frac{15}{8}$ and $B$ is and obtuse angle whose sine is $\frac{12}{13}$, find $\sin (B-A)$. [Without calculators] I suppose I gotta use this formula: $\sin ...
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Where is the series $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\dfrac{\cos(nx)}{n}$ pointwise convergent?

Where is the series $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\dfrac{\cos(nx)}{n}$ pointwise convergent? I tried to apply the Dirichlet's test but I couldn't.
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What is a fast method for evaluate this trigonometric series?

$$\sum_{n=1}^{11}\sin^{14}\left(\theta+\frac{2n\pi}{11}\right)=?$$ By wolfram alpha, we know that ...
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To compute $\tan1-\tan3+\tan5-\cdots+\tan89$, $\tan1+\tan3+\tan5+\cdots+\tan89$

How do we compute : $$i)\ S_1 = \tan1-\tan3+\tan5-\cdots+\tan89$$ and $$ii)\ S_2 = \tan1+\tan3+\tan5+\cdots+\tan89$$ all the angles are in degrees. Thanks
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Alternating cosine series, what is the closed form?

What is the closed form for this series: $$\sum _{n=0}^{\infty } \left(\frac{\cos \left(\frac{4 \pi}{2 n+1}\right)}{2 n+1}-\frac{\cos \left(\frac{4 \pi}{2 n+2}\right)}{2 n+2}\right)$$ if any? I am ...
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What is the Taylor series of $\frac{1}{\sin(z)}$ about $z_0 = 1$?

This was a exam question so I know it cannot take too long to write out the proof. Only I cannot see an answer. I would imagine you write $\sin(z) = \sin(1+(z-1)) = \sin(1)\cos(z-1) + ...
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Why is the Taylor expansion of $\cos$ decreasing?

Why is the Taylor expansion of $\cos$ decreasing ? $\cos(t)=1-\frac{t^2}{2!}+\frac{t^4}{4!}-\frac{t^6}{6!}+...$ such that one can estimate $\cos(t)<1-\frac{t^2}{2!}+\frac{t^4}{4!}$ I ...
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Why do different trig functions sum differently?

Why does the $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \sin (\frac 1 {n^2})$ converge but the $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \cos (\frac 1 {n^2})$ diverge?
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Is there a specific name for Fourier cosine series divided by its input?

I am thinking about a univariate model $$ y=a_{0}x^{-1}+\sum_{k=1}^{n}a_{k}\cos(kx)x^{-1}. $$ It seems that this form looks like a Fourier cosine series w.r.t. $x$ divided by $x$. Could you tell me ...
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Series of Certain Cosines

Let $m \in \mathbb{N}: m > 2$, and define $\theta_{i} = \frac{2\pi*(i-1)}{m} \forall i \leq m$. How can I show that $\sum_{i=1}^{m}(cos(2 \theta_{i})) = \sum_{i=1}^{m}(cos(\frac{4\pi(i-1)}{m})) =0$ ...
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Does the expansion of $\sin x$ contradict the normal formula $\sin x = \frac{\text{Perpendicular}}{\text{Hypotenuse}}$?

Lets say I have a right angled triangle with sides $3, 4$ and $5$ units. They form a perfect Pythagorean triplet. One of the angles in the triangle, say $\alpha$ must have the following condition: ...
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Trigonometric series problem

I have the following problem from my Fourier analysis book I would need some guidance with. I have tried it, but apparently I made some mistakes...here is my problem: We have: $$\sin \theta ...
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Positivness of the sum of $\frac{\sin(2k-1)x}{2k-1}$.

For $n\in \mathbb{N}$, $x\in (0,\pi)$. Prove that : $$f_n(x)=\sum_{k=1}^n \frac{\sin [(2k-1)x]}{2k-1} \geq 0.$$ I've tried to do it by differentiation : I Calculate $f_n'(x)$ (sum of ...
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What is the pupose of using minute and seconds with degree?

I want to know that converting from degree to radian and radian to degree is just understandable. But what is the purpose of expressing degree in term of minutes and seconds.. I know that there are 60 ...
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Integrating Trigonometric Series

Let $f(x)=c_0+c_1e^{i\theta}+c_2e^{2i\theta}+...+c_ne^{ni\theta}$ where $c_k\in \mathbb R$. We need to show $$\int_{0}^{2\pi}f(e^{i\theta})\overline {f(e^{i\theta})} d\theta =2\pi\sum_{k=0}^{n} c_k$$ ...
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How do I find the direction angle of a vector?

v= -3i-10j I found the dot product to be 109 and the magnitude to be the square root of 11881. I divided it out and it came out to be one. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Please help.
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Evaluating $\int_0^{\frac{\pi}2}\frac{\sin 2x}{\sqrt{x}}\,dx$

$$\int_0^{\frac{\pi}2}\frac{\sin 2x}{\sqrt{x}}\,dx$$ How to solve this trigonometric integral? I can't find any solutions. Some books suggest to use Fresnel integral. I would be grateful if you could ...
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is there any other method to solve this limit [duplicate]

If someone prove this $$ \lim_{x \to 0}\frac{\sin{x}}{x} =1$$ other than using L'Hospital or series expansion, it will be really appreciable
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Series representation of $\sin(nu)$ when $n$ is an odd integer?

So, out of boredom and curiosity, today I came up with a series representation for $\sin(nu)$ when $n$ is an even integer: $$\sin(nu) = \sum_{k=1}^\frac n2 ...
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How to prove that $\Sigma_{n=1}^{N-1}{\sin^2\frac{p\pi{}n}{N}} = \frac{N}{2}$

Here $p$ is a known integer constant ($p > 0$). I know that this is true for a fact (checked numerically in Matlab and it holds), but I'm just not able to prove it. I noticed a similar problem ...
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converting a signal back and forth with trigonometric functions

I'm trying to convert a signal back and forth using trigonometric functions. In the example below: 1) start off with a cos signal 2) convert the signal to a secant signal 3) would like to convert ...
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Proof that the sum $\sum _{n=1} ^{\infty} (-1)^n \sin (nx)$ is bounded

How can I prove that there is some constant $M>0$, such that for all $N\in\mathbb{N}$ and $x\in [0,\pi]$, $$\left|\sum _{n=1} ^{N} (-1)^n \sin (nx)\right| < M\text{?}$$