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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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### 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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### Finite Messy Trigonometric Sum

Show the following result:$$\sum_{m=1}^{99}{\frac{\sin{\left(\frac{17 m \pi}{100}\right)} \sin{\left(\frac{39 m \pi}{100}\right)}}{1+\cos{\left( \frac{m\pi}{100} \right) }}}=1037$$ The source of this ...
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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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### Explaining a Series Expansion for the Divisor Function

The "sum-of-divisors" function, defined as $\sigma(n)=\sum_{d\,\mid\,n}d$, can be expressed as $$\sigma(n)=\sum_{i=1}^n\sum_{j=1}^i\cos\Big(2\pi n \frac{j}{i}\Big)$$This expansion makes logical sense. ...
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### A geometric proof for the “small angle approximation” for the sine, cosine and tangent

How can be deduced the so called "small angle approximations" for sine, cosine and tangent, namely $\sin \theta \approx \theta$ $\tan\theta \approx \theta$ $\cos\theta \approx 1-\frac{\theta^2}{2}$ ...
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