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Evaluating $\sum\limits_{k=0}^n\cos(kx)$ and $\sum\limits_{k=0}^n\sin(kx)$ without Complex Numbers [duplicate]

Alright, so the standard way to evaluate $\sum\limits_{k=0}^n\cos(kx)$ and $\sum\limits_{k=0}^n\sin(kx)$, is to respectively take the real and imaginary part of $$\sum_{k=0}^n{\rm e}^{ikx}={\frac ...
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Does $\sum_{x=1}^\infty\sin(x)$ converge?

I received a task to find out whether the following series converges: $$\sum_{x=1}^\infty\sin(x)$$ On first look it seems simple, but as I keep thinking about it, there's not a single lemma or ...
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Reverse of an iterative function

Here, i have a function for an iterative series. Next value = x + sin(x). converging on a value I want to make it so that i can find the current value, when i know the convergence value, The only ...
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What would be a power series for $f(z)=\sin(z)$ centered at $1$?

Everything is in the question! I've seen loads examples like "centered at $\pi$, $\pi/2$,... But $1$ would make everything much different... I've tried to work this way: $\sin(z) = \sin((z-1)+1) = ...
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How do I evaluate $\cos(x) + \cos (2x) +\cos (3x) + … + \cos (nx)$? [duplicate]

How to evaluate the above expression and express the answer in terms of $n$ and $x$?
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Find the values of $a$ and $b$ ~ Trigonometry

The function $f$, where $f(x) = a \sin x+b$, is defined for the domain $0 \leq x \leq 2\pi$. Given that $f(\frac{1}{2}\pi)=2$ and that $f(\frac{3}{2}\pi)=-8$, find the values of $a$ and $b$. I know ...
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Sum of trigonometric series $\sum_{m=1}^{N-1} \frac{\sin(4\pi mk/N)}{\sin ^2 (\pi m/N) }$

Anybody has some ideas to prove the following identity? \begin{equation} \sum_{m=1}^{N-1} \frac{\sin(4\pi mk/N)}{\sin ^2 (\pi m/N) }= 0 \end{equation} where $N$ is an integer greater than $1$, $k$ ...
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What function does this trigonometric series represent?

I wonder what known function does this trigonometric series represent? $$ f(x)=\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{1}{k^{3/2}}\sin{(kx)} $$ with $$ -\pi\le x\le \pi $$ and $$ f(x)=f(x+2\pi) $$ And how is it ...
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How to determine if this converges?

I find this one to be hard, I tried expanding $\cos$ into a Taylor series, but that didn't work out well because I couldn't apply $p$-series... $$ \sum^{\infty}_{n=1} n (1-\cos(\pi/n)) $$
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How to determine if this series converges?

Does this series converge? I tried using limit comparison, and I don't know what to try next... $$\sum^{\infty}_{n=1}(1-\cos (\pi/n)) $$
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Nowhere differentiability of Weierstrass function

It's again from Tao's book. Let $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be the function $$f:= \sum_{n=1}^\infty 4^{-n} \sin(8^n\pi x)$$ Show that for every 8-dyadic interval ...
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Harnack's curve theorem for zero sets of real trig polynomials in two variables?

Is there a result like Harnack's curve theorem for real trig polynomials which gives bounds for the number of connected components the zero set can have in terms of the degree? More specifically, let ...
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Solve equation for $0^\circ < x < 360^\circ$

Solve the following equation for $0^\circ < x < 360^\circ$ $$\cos(2x - 15^\circ) = -0.145$$ By finding out the cos inverse, I get $81.7^\circ$. Because $-0.145$ is negative, it lies on the ...
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Value of a Sine-Like Infinite Product

Does the following infinite product have a "nice" closed form? $$ P = \prod_{k=2}^{\infty} \left(\left(1 - \frac{1}{k^2}\right)^\dfrac{(-1)^k}{k}\right) $$ I know that without the power one could ...
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Trigonometric sum evaluation

Let $q$ a prime number and $1 \leq a<q$ a positive integer. We know from Ramanujan identity that $$\underset{h=1,\left(h,q\right)=1}{\overset{q}{\sum}}e^{2\pi ...
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Why do the averages of $\sin (p+\cos p )$ approach a positive limit?

$$S_1 = \sum_{k=1}^n (\sin \left[~ p(k) + \cos p(k)~ \right])$$ I wonder why this appears to give $$\frac{1}{n}S_2\sim 1/2 $$ Thanks for any insights or references. Edited in light of ...
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Use of small approximations to get the following formula

I cannot see how the following formula has been found $\displaystyle \cos(\theta + \frac{v\epsilon^2 \Omega}{L}+O(\epsilon^4))-\cos(\theta) = -\epsilon^2\frac{\Omega v}{L}\sin(\theta)+O(\epsilon^4)$ ...
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How can I find fifth root of unity?

I have no idea to do this question, how can I find the fifth root of unity? Question : Find all the distinct fifth root of unity. Let $\alpha$ be a fifth root of unity such that $\alpha \ne 1$. ...
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Estimation of trignometric polynomial and Lipschitz estimation

Let $\mathcal{T}_n$ denote the linear space of trigonometric polynomials of degree up to $n$ and $$E_n(f)=\inf_{P\in\mathcal{T}_n} ...
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MacLaurin of the Third-degree in sin(a*x)*cos(b*x) at given values

Alright so from my understanding MacLaurin is a special case of Taylor Series but at f(0). However my question involves solving the third degree of MacLaurin for $$f(x) = sin(a \times x)\times ...
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Is it possible to rearrange this for x?

Is it possible to rearrange $\tan(y) = \frac{\sin(x)}{\cos(x)+C}$ for x, where C is a constant? Thank you for any suggestions!
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Understanding this question in regards to Taylor Polynomials

I am looking at the following question, and I simply don't understand it. I've calculated the Taylor series for $f(x) = \arcsin(x)$ centered around $0$ of order $n=3$. Evaluating this series at $x = ...
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Cosine of the Natural Logarithm - Series Expansion

I am interested in a computable series expansion of the following equation: $f(n) = \cos(\log(n))$ Specifically, I am interested in real values of $n$ where $n>1$. From basic series definitions ...
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Solving a problem of Ramanujan's interest

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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How do I show that the series: $\sin(m) + \sin(\sin(m)) + \sin(\sin(\sin(m))) + \cdots$ converges for all real numbers $m$?

I'm trying to show that the series: $\sin(m) + \sin(\sin(m)) + \sin(\sin(\sin(m)) + \cdots$ converges for all real numbers $m$. To be specific, the series is defined as follows: $\sum_1^\infty{a_k}$ ...
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How to calculate the sample autocorrelation coefficient of this time series?

Given : $\hat{\gamma}(h)=n^{-1}\Sigma_{t=1} ^{n-|h|}(x_{t+|h|}-\bar{x})(x_{t}-\bar{x})$ $\bar{x}=\frac{1}{n}\Sigma_{t=1} ^n x_{t}$ $\hat{\rho}(h)=\frac{\hat{\rho}(h)}{\hat{\rho}(0)}$ $x_{t}=c \cdot ...
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Measure of the set where a trigonometric polynomial with zero mean is non-negative

Suppose $f$ is a real trigonometric polynomial of degree $N$ with constant term $0$. What lower bounds can we place on the measure $\mu$ of the set $\{ t \in S^1 : f(t) \geq 0 \}$, independent of the ...
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Sum of Complex series

Let $\theta\in\mathbb{R}$ and $\theta \neq k\pi$ for $k\in\Bbb Z$. By summing a geometric progression show that $$1 + e^{2i\theta} + e^{4i\theta}+e^{6i\theta} + e^{8i\theta}= ...
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Sum of the trigonometric series

I'm studying de Moivre's theorem's application on the summation of trigonometric series. Here's what I have so far: \begin{align*} \sum_{k=0}^n \cos(k\theta)&= \text{Re}\sum_{k=0}^n e^{ki\theta} ...
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Trigonometric series problem: finding a second valid solution.

Given that I can do part of this question so here goes: Substituting $\theta=\frac{1\pi}{11}$ into LHS of given expression gives $$\cos\frac{1\pi}{11} + \cos\frac{2\pi}{11} + \cos\frac{3\pi}{11} ...
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Problem involving summing exponential series:

I can show the first part (i) (a), but the second part (b) i think it should be $S=\infty$ since the denominator is zero with that value of $\theta$. However, this is not the answer, any ideas? ...
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Sequence of trigonometric polynomials which converges to an integrable function

A function $f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{C}$ is said to be a trigonometric polynomial if it has the form $$f(x)=\sum_{k=-N}^Na_ke^{ib_kx},$$ where $a_k\in \mathbb{C}$ and $b_k\in \mathbb{R}$. Can we find ...
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Hard Trigonometric Equation

its possible to solve a equation like $$\prod^{45}_{k = 0} \left( 1 + \tan \frac{k \pi }{180} \right) = \left[ \log_{\frac{\sqrt{6}}{3}} \big| \sin(2x)\big| \right]^{\frac{9}{2}\sin(2x) + 20}$$ ...
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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 ...