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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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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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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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How do I find the direction angle of a vector?

Let $v= -3 i-10j$. I found the dot product to be $109$ and the magnitude to be $\sqrt{11881}$. 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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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?
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The asymptotic behavior of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{1-\cos(x4^n)}{2^n}$ as $x\to 0$

Is there a way to show that for small $x$'s $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{1-\cos(x4^n)}{2^n}\le c\sqrt x$$ I tried Taylor expansion of $\cos$ and square root... Thank's
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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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Proof of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac1{n^3}\frac{\sinh\pi n\sqrt2-\sin\pi n\sqrt2}{{\cosh\pi n\sqrt2}-\cos\pi n\sqrt2}=\frac{\pi^3}{18\sqrt2}$

Show that $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sinh\big(\pi n\sqrt2\big)-\sin\big(\pi n\sqrt2\big)}{n^3\Big({\cosh\big(\pi n\sqrt2}\big)-\cos\big(\pi n\sqrt2\big)\Big)}=\frac{\pi^3}{18\sqrt2}$$ I have no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Extensions of Ramanujan's Cos/Cosh Identity

The Ramanujan Cos/Cosh Identity is stated here as $$\left[1+2\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\cos n\theta}{\cosh n\pi}\right]^{-2}+ \left[1+2\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\cosh n\theta}{\cosh n\pi}\right]^{-2}= ...
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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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Does the sum $\sum^{\infty}_{k=1} \frac{\sin(kx)}{k^{\alpha}}$ converge for $\alpha > \frac{1}{2}$ and $x \in [0,2 \pi]$?

Does the series $$ \sum^{\infty}_{k=1} \frac{\sin(kx)}{k^{\alpha}}, $$ converge for all $\alpha > \frac{1}{2}$ and for all $x \in [0,2 \pi]$? It is obvious that it does when $\alpha > 1$, ...
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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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Does the series $\sum_{n\ge1}\left(-1\right)^n\frac{\cos\left(\alpha n\right)} {\sqrt n}$ converge?

Does the series $\sum_{n\ge1}\left(-1\right)^n\frac{\cos\left(\alpha n\right)} {\sqrt n}$ converge ? I tried to deal with this problem this way. Let $S_k$ be a sequence of partial sums of the given ...
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Prove $ \cos\left(\frac{2\pi}{5}\right) + \cos\left(\frac{4\pi}{5}\right) + \cos\left(\frac{6\pi}{5}\right)+ \cos\left(\frac{8\pi}{5}\right) = -1 $

$$ \cos\left(\frac{2\pi}{5}\right) + \cos\left(\frac{4\pi}{5}\right) + \cos\left(\frac{6\pi}{5}\right)+ \cos\left(\frac{8\pi}{5}\right) = -1 $$ Wolframalpha shows that it is a correct identity, ...
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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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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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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} ...