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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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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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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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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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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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Pointwise Convergence of $\sum \frac{\sin(\sqrt{n}x)}{n}$

I am having trouble in proving the pointwise convergence of $$ g(x)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\sin(\sqrt{n}x)}{n}$$ for all real numbers $x$ using elementary methods (e.g. integral test, Weierstrass ...
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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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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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Does $\tan (x)$ equal $\frac{-1}{x-\frac{\pi}{2}}+\frac{-1}{x+\frac{\pi}{2}}+\frac{-1}{x-\frac{3\pi}{2}}+\frac{-1}{x+\frac{3\pi}{2}}+…$?

I set my Year 12 students a question involving the sums of rational functions $\frac{1}{x-n}$. The graph of a sum of these functions looks an awful lot like a tan graph. This led me to ask: Does ...
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Which Fourier series are “legal”?

Let's consider a continuous function $f(x)$ and real numbers $\lambda_n=(\alpha+\beta n)\pi$ where both $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are integers. In any interval $I$, is it true that $$ f(x)=\sum_{n\geq ...
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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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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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A problem of Ramanujan's interest: closed form of $1 + 2\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\cosh(n\theta)}{\cosh(n\pi)} $

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 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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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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Prove that $\tan^6 20°+\tan^6 40°+\tan^6 80°$ is an integer

Prove that $\tan^6 20°+\tan^6 40°+\tan^6 80°$ is an integer. Doesn't this problem seem a little out of the box? It seems beautiful, but I don't have an idea on how to start. Calculating the value does ...
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How to show that $\sin(m) + \sin(\sin(m)) + \sin(\sin(\sin(m))) + \cdots$, converges for every real number $m$?

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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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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A limit involving a double sum of products of arctangent values

How to evaluate $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \left[ \dfrac{1}{n^2} \sum_{1 \leq i < j \leq n} \tan^{-1} \left ( \dfrac{i}{n} \right) \tan^{-1} \left ( \dfrac{j}{n} \right) \right] ?$$ Any hint would ...
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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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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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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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find the closed form of $\sum_{k=1}^\infty\left(\frac{\sec{kz}}{k^2}\right)^2$

How to evaluate $\displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^\infty\left(\frac{\sec{(k\pi\sqrt{5})}}{k^2}\right)^2$? In general, how to find the closed form of infinite series ...
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On $\sum a^n \tan(n\theta)$

It is well known that $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a^n \cos(n\theta) = \frac{1-a\cos(\theta)}{1-2a\cos(\theta)+a^2}$$ $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a^n \sin(n\theta) = \frac{a\sin(\theta)}{1-2a\cos(\theta)+a^2}$$ ...
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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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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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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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Sine/cosine series

$$\frac{\sin²(1°) + \sin²(2°) + \sin²(3°) + .. + \sin²(90°)}{\cos²(1°) + \cos²(2°) + \cos²(3°) + .. + \cos²(90°)} = ?$$ I tried to use multiple identities but I couldn't simplify the expression. ...
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What is the sum over a shifted sinc function?

What is the sum of a shifted sinc function: $$g(y) \equiv \sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty \frac{\sin(\pi(n - y))}{\pi(n-y)} \, ?$$
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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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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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trigonometric finite series equals to polynomial function [duplicate]

I am interest to prove the equation below : $$ \sum_{k=1}^m \tan^2\left(\frac{k\pi}{2m+1}\right) = m(2m+1) $$ you can understand better the first member of the equation here: WolframAlpha (mark ...
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Solving a Complicated Trig Problem

I am preparing for AIME and I came across this problem which I need help solving: $$\begin{eqnarray} 10^{10^{10}} \sin\left( \frac{109}{10^{10^{10}}} \right) - 9^{9^{9}} \sin\left( ...
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$\sin x$ as a sum involving fractional parts

Does there exist a formula giving a sense to the formal equation $$ \sin x=-\pi\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty}\frac{\mu(n)}{n}\left\{\frac{nx}{2\pi}\right\}, $$ where $\mu$ is the Möbius function, $\{\cdot\}$ ...
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query about the cosine of an irrational multiple of an angle?

de Moivre's identity $$ (\cos \theta + i \sin \theta)^n = \cos n\theta + i \sin n\theta $$ only applies as written when $n \in \mathbb{Z}$. if the exponent is a fraction $\frac{m}{n}$ then there will ...
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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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To prove $\prod\limits_{n=1}^\infty\cos\frac{x}{2^n}=\frac{\sin x}{x},x\neq0$

Prove $$\prod_{n=1}^\infty\cos\frac{x}{2^n}=\frac{\sin x}{x},x\neq0$$ This equation may be famous, but I have no idea how to start. I suppose it is related to another eqution: (Euler)And how can I ...
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Sine of argument with large n approximation

I have worked an integral and reduced the integral to $$\frac{n \pi+\sin\left ( \frac{n \pi}{2} \right )-\sin\left ( \frac{3 \pi n}{2} \right )}{2n \pi}$$ I want to show that for $$n\rightarrow ...
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How to prove $\sum_{k=1}^n \cos(\frac{2 \pi k}{n}) = 0$ for any n>1? [duplicate]

I can show for any given value of n that the equation $$\sum_{k=1}^n \cos(\frac{2 \pi k}{n}) = 0$$ is true and I can see that geometrically it is true. However, I can not seem to prove it out ...
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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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Is there a way to simplify a sum of cosecants?

A problem I have been working on recently results in a sum of cosecant terms. Specifically, $f(n) = \sum_{k=1}^n \csc \frac{\pi k}{2n+1}$ $g(n) = \sum_{k=1}^n [(-1)^{k+1}(\csc \frac{\pi k}{2n+1})]$ ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does a fourier series have a 1/2 in front of the a_0 coefficient

I am reading up on the fourier series, and I keep seeing it as being defined as: $$ f(\theta)= \frac{1}{2}a_0 + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}(a_n \cos(n\theta) + b_n \sin(n\theta)) $$ where $$ a_n = ...