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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How does WolframAlpha simplify sine and cosine?

When I feed WolframAlpha an expression like $\sin({\pi\frac{2}{3}})$, it correctly prints that this is equal to $\frac{\sqrt3}{2}$, instead of the decimal expansion $0.866025403\ldots$. Perhaps it ...
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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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$\int _0^{\pi }\:\sum _{n=0}^{\infty \:}\frac{n\cdot \sin \left(nx\right)}{e^n}dx=\frac{2e}{e^2-1}$

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finite Trigonometric Sum

I have a dynamical system model whose equilibria depend on the solution of the following finite sum: \begin{align} \sum_{j\neq ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solving $\operatorname{ctg} x=x/b$

I have no problems finding first solution (both: $b \to 0$ and $b \to \infty$). My solutions on photos. I got stuck trying to find solution when $x \to \infty$. As I think, solution for $x$ will have ...
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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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Determine the maximal compact interval such that $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^n\frac{x^{2n+1}}{2n+1} = \arctan(x)$ holds true

The Assignment: Determine the maximal compact interval, such that the following identity holds true:$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^n\frac{x^{2n+1}}{2n+1} = \arctan(x)$$ Explain your answer and show ...