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Sum of tangent functions where arguments are in specific arithmetic series

By looking through an book, I found this interesting series To prove that: $$\tan(\theta)+\tan \left(\theta+ \frac{\pi}{n} \right) + \tan(\theta + \frac{2\pi}{n}) + \dots + \tan \left (\theta + ...
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Finite Series - reciprocals of sines

Find the sum of the finite series $$\sum _{k=1}^{k=89} \frac{1}{\sin(k^{\circ})\sin((k+1)^{\circ})}$$ This problem was asked in a test in my school. The answer seems to be ...
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Simplify the sum $\sum_{n=2}^N\frac{1}{n^2}\sin^2(\pi x)\csc^2(\frac{\pi x}{n})$? - a sum shows all primes $\le N^2$

I was looking for a closed form but it seemed too difficult. Now I'm seeking help to simplify this sum. The 50 bounty points or more will be awarded for any meaningful simplification of this sum. I ...
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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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Need help with calculating this sum: $\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{1}{2^n}\tan\frac{1}{2^n}$

I need help with calculating this sum: $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{1}{2^n}\tan\frac{1}{2^n}$$
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How do you find the value of $\sum_{r=0}^{44} \tan^2(2r+1)$?

Problem: Find the value of $$\sum_{r=0}^{44} \tan^2(2r+1)$$ Note: The angles here are in degrees. I don't know how to solve this question because trigonometric simplifications didn't get me ...
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Example of a trigonometric series that is not fourier series?

My textbook doesn't give any example of this kind of series. Could you provide some? Trigonometric series is defined in wikipedia as : $A_{0}+\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}(A_{n} \cos{nx} + B_{n} \sin{nx})$ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Infinite Series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{4^n\cos^2\frac{x}{2^n}}$

How to prove that $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{4^n\cos^2\frac{x}{2^n}}=\frac1{\sin^2x}-\frac1{x^2}$$
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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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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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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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Evaluation of a trigonometric partial sum

I just wanted to evaluate $$ \sum_{k=0}^n \cos k\theta $$ and I know that it should give $$ \cos\left(\frac{n\theta}{2}\right)\frac{\sin\left(\frac{(n+1)\theta}{2}\right)}{\sin(\theta / 2)} $$ ...
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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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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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Looking for a source of an infinite trigonometric summation and other such examples.

Question: If $x \neq 0$, then prove that $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\dfrac1{2^n} \tan\left(\dfrac{x}{2^n}\right) = \dfrac1{x} - \cot x.$ My answer: I proved this result by using the ...
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Find sum of the Trignomertric series

Q1: The sum of the infinite series $\cot ^{-1}2 + \cot ^{-1} 8+ \cot^{-1}18+ \cot^{-1}32\cdots$ 1.$\pi/3$ 2.$\pi/4$ 3.$\pi/2$ 4.None Q2: Value of $\lim_ {n \to \infty}[ {\cos \frac{\pi}{2^2} } ...
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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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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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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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Sum of weighted cosine functions (2)

I had written a question but I did not formulate the problem correctly (sorry). The last question is in this link. I am writing the problem again and I would appreciate any help. Assume $\theta_{ij}$ ...
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Trigonometry Identities

Consider a collection of five points evenly spaced around a circle to form a regular pentagon. Assume the figure is scaled so that the sides of the pentagon have length 1. Question: Use Ptolemy’s ...
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Sum of weighted cosine functions

I have got a question and I would appreciate if one could help! I want to maximize a function that after some algebraic manipulation results in the sum of weighted cosine with different phases. ...
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Is it possible to write a sinusoid of one frequency $f_1$ as a linear combination of sinusoids of different frequency than $f_1$?

If this is impossible (which I suspect it is), how can we formally show this using the notions of Fourier series and/or Fourier transform?