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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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Closed form for $\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{\cos(\pi \log n)}{n^2}$

Is there a closed form for the following sum? $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{\cos(\pi\log n)}{n^2}$$
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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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Limit of maximum of $f_{n}(x)=\dfrac{1}{n}(\sin{x}+\sin{(2x)}+\sin{(3x)}+\cdots+\sin{(nx)})$

let $$f_{n}(x)=\dfrac{1}{n}(\sin{x}+\sin{(2x)}+\sin{(3x)}+\cdots+\sin{(nx)}),x\in R,n\in N$$ let $$a_{n}=\max_{x\in R}{(f_{n}(x))}$$ Find this limit $$\lim_{n\to\infty}a_{n}$$ My try: since ...
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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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Calculate: $\sum_{k=0}^{n-2} 2^{k} \tan \left(\frac{\pi}{2^{n-k}}\right)$

Calculate the following sum for integers $n\ge2$: $$\sum_{k=0}^{n-2} 2^{k} \tan \left(\frac{\pi}{2^{n-k}}\right)$$ I'm trying to obtain a closed form if that is possible.
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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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Does this curve tend to a square wave?

I have put some Mathematica code here: http://pastebin.com/cY6r7skS that uses this algorithm: $$y1 = Sin[x];$$ $$y2 = Sin[y1];$$ $$y3 = Sin[y1 + y2];$$ $$y4 = Sin[y1 + y2 + y3];$$ $$y5 = Sin[y1 + y2 ...
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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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Compute $\sum_{j=1}^k\cos^n(j\pi/k)\sin(nj\pi/k)$

Compute the series $\sum_{j=1}^k\cos^n(j\pi/k)\sin(nj\pi/k)$ Hint: the answer is in fact 0
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Expansion of $\sin x$

I wanted to know, how can I derive: $$\sin x = x - \frac{x^3}{3!} + \frac{x^5}{5!} - \frac{x^7}{7!}+\cdots$$
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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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finding $\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{r=1}^{n}\arctan\left(\frac{2r}{1-r^2+r^4}\right)$

I want to find $$L=\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{r=1}^{n}\arctan\left(\frac{2r}{1-r^2+r^4}\right)$$ I already know that I need to split the expression $\frac{2r}{1-r^2+r^4}$ of the form ...
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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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Has this function a name?

Has this function a name? $$f(x) = \prod_{i=2}^{\lceil \frac{x}{2} \rceil} \sin\left( \frac {\pi x}{i}\right)$$ (the product of $\sin( \frac {\pi x}{i})$ for $i=2,3,...,\lceil x/2 \rceil$)
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On the series $ \displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\Lambda(n)}{\sqrt{n}} \cos(x \log(n) + a) $.

Is the following series ‘summable’ in the sense that it may be divergent but we can attach a meaning to it? $$ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\Lambda(n)}{\sqrt{n}} \cos(x \log(n) + a) = (\text{reg}) ...
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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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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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Solve $x\sqrt{10} = \prod\limits_{k = 1}^{90} \sin(k), x\in \mathbb Q$.

Can someone help me with this question? I've found a solution but it's not a very nice one. I used 6 times the relation $\sin(2\theta) = 2\sin(\theta)\cos(\theta)$. There's got to be a better way. ...
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integrate product of trig functions

I need to find the Fourier cosine series for $\cos(3x)\sin^2(x)$, But I don't even know where to start to determine $$\int _0^{\pi }\cos(3x)\sin^2(x)\cos(k x)dx$$
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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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Showing $|\sum_{k=1}^n\frac{\sin(kx)}k|<2\sqrt{\pi}$

For any real $x$ and positive integer $n$, is it true that: $$\left|\sum_{k=1}^n\frac{\sin(kx)}k\right|<2\sqrt{\pi}\quad ?$$ Please justify.
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Proof of a series containing normal as well as hyperbolic functions

Show that $$\sum _{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{\sinh(\pi n \sqrt 2)- \sin(\pi n \sqrt 2)}{n^3{\cosh(\pi n \sqrt 2})- \cos( \pi n \sqrt 2)}=\frac{ \pi^3}{18 \sqrt 2}$$ I have no hint as to how to even start.
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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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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 "$\dfrac{2\cos^2 x + 2\cos x \sin x}{\cos x + ...
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$\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}\sin(k\frac{\pi}{n}+\theta)$

I'm trying to find the closed form of the above formula. This link shows the solution of tan version. Sum of tangent functions where arguments are in specific arithmetic series Though I'm trying to ...
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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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Closed form for a trigonometric partial sum

I know that: $$\sum_{k=1}^n\arctan(2k^2)=\frac{\pi n}{2}-\frac{1}{2}\arctan(\frac{2n(n+1)}{2n+1})$$ Can a similar closed form expressions be given for $\sum_{k=1}^n \arctan(k^2)$? I was able to ...
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Power Reducing Formula

I need some how with the power reducing formula. I'm having trouble understanding how to apply it. Here's an equation that utilizes it: $\cos^2 (\theta x) - 1 = 0$ How do I solve this on the ...
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Complex number trigonometry problem

Use $cos (n\theta)$ = $\frac{z^n +z^{-n}}{2}$ to express $\cos \theta + \cos 3\theta + \cos5\theta + ... + \cos(2n-1)\theta$ as a geometric series in terms of z. Hence find this sum in terms of ...
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new ArcTan serie working for any x?

Using Log series, we can write: $$ \frac{1}{2 i} \left( \text{Log} \left( 1 + e^{\text{i2t}} \right) - \text{Log} \left( 1 + e^{\text{-i2t}} \right) \right) = \frac {1} {2 i}\left ( \sum _ {k = ...
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Need help on part b of this trigonometric question.

The title of the question is: Using graphical technique determine the single wave resulting from a combination of two waves of the same frequency and then verify the result using trigonometrical ...
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Algebraic solution to find circle radius given distance of three external points from perimeter

I have an engineering problem, which involves math. The reason it's "engineering" is that I don't need a pure mathematical solution, but a good-enough approximation could work - the only constraint is ...
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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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$\prod_{k=1}^{n-1}\cos\left(\theta+\frac{k\pi}{n}\right)$

I know that the first one of the following identities holds, yet I don't know the identity of the general case as shown in the title and the bottom of the page. Is there anyone who knows the closed ...
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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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Verifying the trigonometric identity $\cos{x} - \frac{\cos{x}}{1 - \tan{x}} = \frac{\sin{x} \cos{x}}{\sin{x} - \cos{x}}$

I have the following trigonometric identity $$\cos{x} - \frac{\cos{x}}{1 - \tan{x}} = \frac{\sin{x} \cos{x}}{\sin{x} - \cos{x}}$$ I've been trying to verify it for almost 20 minutes but coming up ...
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$\cot(x)\,$ in the large $x$ limit?

I couldn't find asymptotic forms of trigonometric functions in any Math Table. In particular, I am trying to find $\;\cot(a x)\;$ in large $x$ limit. thanks,
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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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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 $x\in [0,\pi]$, $$\left|\sum _{n=1} ^{N} (-1)^n \sin (nx)\right| < M\text{?}$$
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Convergence of Trigonometric Dirichlet series

Can it be proved that the following series converges for some integer value of $s$? $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{1}{n^s|\sin(n)|}$$ If so what value(s) of $s$ would it converge for?
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Confused as to the right answer to this summation, am I wrong (most likely) or is the answer provided wrong?

If you have $\sum_{n = 0}^\infty(4/5)^n$ and you are asked to represent it as a geometric series you would: $\sum_{n = 0}^\infty(4/5)(4/5)^{n-1}$ //factor out your constant therefore $a = 4/5$, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solving ctg(x)=x/b

B is small parameter. I have no problems finding first solution(both: b->0 and b->infinity). My solutions on photos. I got stuck trying to find solution when x->infinity. As I think, solution for x ...
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L1 norm of a trigonometric polynomial

For a real $x$, $f(x) = \sum_{k=-T}^{T}e^{ikx}$ is the well known Dirichlet kernel. It is also known that $\|f\|_{L_1}=\int|f(x)|dx \le C_1\log T + C_2$ for some $C_1,C_2$ independent of $T$. ...