Trigonometric functions (both geometric and circular), relationships between lengths and angles in triangles, and other topics relating to measuring triangles.

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Show that: $\sinh^{-1}(x) = \ln(x + \sqrt{x^2 +1 } )$

could someone Please give me some hint of how to do this question thanks
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Express $C_n = \cosh(0) + \cosh(1) + \cosh (2) + \dots + \cosh(n)$

Could someone give me some hint of how to do this question please. I've been stuck for more than $3$ hours on this question.
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Trig and Geometry problem

I have this problem to solve. There is a triangle ABC containing a line segment bisecting Angle C with length s. The side opposite angle A is length a, across angle B is length b and the measure of ...
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Complex Number to a power

I asked this question yesterday, but the answers did not actually answer what I wanted to know since I asked the question in the wrong way. I have $e^{i\frac{2014\pi}{12}}$. I know Euler's formula, ...
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Find an equation for a sinusoid with minimum and maximum

Here's my problem: Find an equation for a sinusoid that has a minimum at (30°,-1) and an adjacent maximum at (75°,7). Please help! I've tried everything I can think of, but I'm really drawing a ...
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finding angle value inside this triangle

I need a method to calculate the angle $X$ in the image below, I know the its value ($30^\circ$) but how ?!! thank you.
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Can trigonometric functions for double precision be implemented in terms of those for single precision?

In some program environments like GLSL there is support for single and double precision numbers for arithmetic and square roots computation, but only single precision trigonometric functions are ...
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How prove $\root 4\of{\frac{1}{2}\sin x\cos z}+\root 4\of{\frac{1}{2}\cos x\sin z}=\root{12}\of{\sin 2y} $?

Let $\sin(x+y) = 2\sin\left(\dfrac{x-y}{2}\right)$ and $\sin(y+z) = 2\sin\left(\dfrac{y-z}{2}\right)$. How prove $\root 4\of{\frac{1}{2}\sin x\cos z}+\root 4\of{\frac{1}{2}\cos x\sin ...
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Coordinate Geometry Help (circles + trigonometry)

Question : Find all points $(x, y)$ {if there are too many then number of points is enough} which lie on or inside the circle $x^2 + y ^2 = 9$ and satisfying the equation $\tan^4 (x) + \cot^4 (x) + 2 ...
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Dirichlet integral using real Analysis

The teacher made this approach to solve the Dirichlet integral , $$ J_n= \int_0^\frac{\pi}{2} \frac{\sin(2nx)}{\sin x}\:\mathrm{d}x,\quad I_n = \int_0^\frac{\pi}{2} \frac{\sin(2n+1)x}{\sin ...
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Simplifying the expression $2\cos^{2}6x-1$

I am trying to simplify the expression $2\cos^{2}6x-1$. The book got the answer of $\cos 12 x$ by doing $2\cos^{2}6x-1 = \cos2\left(6x\right) = \cos12x$ It said the double angle is $12x$. I don't ...
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Textbook error or my own error, Law of sines question.

A triangle with side 8 inches and corresponding angle 13 degrees, side x inches and corresponding angle 120 degrees. To answer this I set up a proportion: $sin(13)/8=sin(120)/x$ ...
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Write the product of two trig equations equal to one?

Solve: Write the product of two trig equations that is equal to one. This one confuses me because I can think of trig equations that equal one, but I can't think of trig equations that I could ...
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Does the improper integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}\sin(x^2)\;\mathrm dx$ converge? [duplicate]

Does the improper integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}\sin(x^2)\;\mathrm dx$ converge? So if it converges then $\lim_{b \to\infty}\int_{0}^{b}\sin(x^2)\;\mathrm dx$ exists and our integral converges to this ...
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How can you find the integral of $\frac{cos(2t)}{2t^2}$ between 1 and infinity?

How can you find the integral of $\frac{\cos(2t)}{2t^2}$ between 1 and infinity? $$ I = \int\limits_1^\infty \frac{\cos(2t)}{2t^2} dt $$ My problem is that I just simply do not know how to handle ...
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Don't understand proof of why $\cos x$ is a contraction mapping on $[0, 1]$

I've read a couple proofs of why $\cos x$ is a contraction mapping on $[0,1]$ but none of them are clear enough for me to understand. What if we have something like $\lvert \cos x - \cos y \rvert = w ...
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Solve for $x:1 + \tan^2(x) = 8\sin^2(x)$

I have a tricky problem , I tried several methods and I can't seem to get a definite answer. $1 + \tan^2(x) = 8\sin^2(x), x \in [\frac{\pi}{6} , \frac{\pi}{2}]$ I got to ...
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Solutions for the following equation.

Let us have an $n$ positive integer. How many solutions do we have for the following equation in the interval $(0,\frac{\pi}{2})$? $$\underbrace{\cos(\cos(\ldots(\cos x)\ldots))}_{n\text{ times ...
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Trig and derivatives: If condition holds for derivative, does it hold for the original equation?

Let's say I have some trigonometric identity such as $\sin(x) + 1 = -\cos(y)$. As we can see, the derivative of this identity gives $\cos(x) = \sin(y)$, which implies that $x + y = \pi/2$. Does that ...
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What is cosine to the power of zero?

I was doing a question relates to substitution rule under integration. The question is as follow: Evaluate $\int{1\over{(1+x^2)^n}}dx, n\in \mathbb{Z}^+$ We have seen that ...
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Expressing $\cos^5(x)$ using trigonometric addition formulas

If $\cos(3x) = 4\cos^3(x)-3\cos(x)$, and $\cos^3(x) = \frac{1}{4}(\cos(3x) + 3\cos(x))$, how can we express $\cos^5(x)$ in the same way?
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Integration: Find length of curve using NINT

Here are the questions - For question 4, part (b) gives a unit circle. But I'm unable to proceed with parts (a) and (c), since the curve is double valued for -0.5 Also, for question 6, integration ...
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Method to integrate $\cos^4(x)$

Here my attempts for integrating $\cos^4(x)$ in few methods. 1st method. $(\cos^2x)^2=(\frac{1}{2})^2(1+\cos2x)^2$ $=\frac{1}{4}(1+2\cos2x+\cos^22x)=\frac{1}{4}(1+2\cos2x)+\frac{1}{4}(\cos^22x)$ ...
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If $ \cos(\theta) = - \frac{2}{3} $ and $ 450^{\circ} < \theta < 540^{\circ} $, find…

If $ \cos(\theta) = - \frac{2}{3} $ and $ 450^{\circ} < \theta < 540^{\circ} $, find: The exact value of $ \cos \! \left( \frac{1}{2} \theta \right) $. The exact value of $ \tan(2 \theta) $. ...
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Trigonometrical functions and complex numbers

(This question will at first appear too broad. However, the overall philosophy will be explained below in a way that asks specific questions, which I hope will be conducive to this being a reasonable ...
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Solve: $\tan(2\theta-36^\circ) = \sqrt{8}$

$\tan(2\theta-36^\circ) = \sqrt{8}$ in degrees. I tried making $\sqrt{3}$ into $60$ degrees, and then the answer was $47$ degrees but I don't think that is right.
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Solve: $\sin(4x)\sin x - \cos(2x)\cos x = 6$ [on hold]

Thank you for attempting to answer my question! Solve: $$\sin(2x)\sin x - \cos(4x)\cos x = 6, \textrm{ where } x\in(-\pi,\pi)$$
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The graph of $y=6\cos\theta+10\sin\theta$ would be a sinusoid if it were plotted… [on hold]

The graph of $y=6\cos\theta+10\sin\theta$ would be a sinusoid if it were plotted. What would be the first positive value of $\theta$ at which there is a high point? Calc says it is 1.29 but I'm not ...
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Evaluation of an integral.

$$I_1=\int \frac{a^2\sin^2(x)+b^2\cos^2(x)}{a^4\sin^2(x)+b^4\cos^2(x)}dx$$ I tried writing it as $$\int \frac{a^2+\cos^2(x)(b^2-a^2)}{a^4+\cos^2(x)(b^4-a^4)}dx$$ But I don't know how to proceed. ...
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Is this simplification 'allowed'?

I've just been doing a problem that involved this equation: $$ \frac{1}{\sin\left(\frac{\theta}{2}\right)}\left( \sin\left(b\theta-\frac{\theta}{2}\right)-\sin\left(a\theta-\frac{\theta}{2}\right) ...
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Evaluating $ \int \cot^{2} \! \left( \frac{\pi}{\lfloor \log(x) / \log(3) \rfloor} \right) ~ \mathrm{d}{x} $.

How would I evaluate $$ \int \cot^{2} \! \left( \frac{\pi}{\lfloor \log(x) / \log(3) \rfloor} \right) ~ \mathrm{d}{x}? $$
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Express the polar equation in parametric form

$r= \sin(\theta)+2\cos(\theta)$ We did not go over very much of this topic. I do not understand the example in my book.
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Please help me simplify! [on hold]

tanx-cotx/sinxcosx Please help me simplify
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Integral of $\tan(x)$ from $0$ to $2\pi$

I had a disputation with my friend. He said that $$ \int_0^{2\pi} \tan(x) \ dx $$ is undefined. While I admit that the Integral from $0$ to $\frac{\pi}{2}$ goes to infinity, I don't know if the ...
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Prove $\sin(45^\circ) + \sin(15^\circ) = \sin(75^\circ)$

I rewrote the statement as $$ \sin(30^\circ + 15^\circ) + \sin(15^\circ) = \cos(15^\circ) $$ Then I got $$ (\sqrt{3}-2) \sin(15^\circ) = \cos(15^\circ) $$
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Use de Moivre's theorem to obtain an expression for $\sin^6x$ as a sum of terms in the form $\cos ax$

I'm not exactly sure if I'm on the right lines but I've started with a binomial expansion: $(\cos x+i\sin x)^6=\cos 6x +i \sin 6x= \cos^6 x + i(6\cos^5x \sin x)-15\cos^4x \sin^2x-i(20\cos^3x \sin^3 ...
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Prove that if $f''(x)+25f(x)=0$ then $f(x)=Acos(5x)+Bsin(5x)$ for some constants $A,B$

Suppose $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is twice differentiable. Prove that if $f''(x)+25f(x)=0$ then $f(x)=Acos(5x)+Bsin(5x)$ for some constants $A,B$ Consider $g(x):= ...
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Cartesian extremities of a 3d segment

I have a segment in 3d space and I want to calculate its extremities. I know the cartesian coordinates (x,y,z) of the segment's middle point, the segment's length L and the segment's orientation using ...
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Rational parametrization of circle in Wikipedia

In http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle but also in the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia I find this formulation ( sorry, I exchange x and y as I am accustomed to it in this way ) : "An ...
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Rewriting $\sin(2\cos^{-1}{(x/3)})$ as a fraction?

I'm looking to simplify $$\sin(2\cos^{-1}{(x/3)})$$ I know it simplifies to $\frac{2x}{3}\sqrt{1-\frac{x^2}{9}}$, but I am unsure of the required steps. Thanks for any help
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Find the type of triangle from equation.

In triangle $ABC$, the angle($BAC$) is a root of the equation $$\sqrt{3}\cos x + \sin x = \frac{1}{2}.$$ Then the triangle $ABC$ is a) obtuse angled b) right angled c) acute angled but not ...
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What is the relationship between the trigonometric secant and the geometric secant of a circle?

What is the difference between the geometric secant(the line that cuts two points of a curve) of a curve, and the trigonometric secant(=1/cosinex) ? If they are the same, can you explain how they are ...
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Inverse of an ordered pair?

Let $f: A \to B$ be a bijective function where $A = [0, 2\pi)$ and $B$ is the unit circle. Find the inverse of $f(\theta) = (\cos\theta, \sin\theta)$. I don't understand what it means to take the ...
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Integral using trigonometric substitution

I'd like to ask for feedback on my calculation for this integral: $$\int{\frac{dx}{2-\cos{x}}}$$ Using half-angle substitution: $$t = \tan{\frac{x}{2}}$$ $$\cos{x} = \frac{1-t^2}{1+t^2}$$ $$dx = ...
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Trigonometry question using complex numbers on the complex plane

I am not quite sure what this is asking, I tried to square these numbers and then convert into radians but it was not right. I am only used to graphing the absolute value of complex numbers. Let ...
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Calculating the value of $\cos \left(\frac{1}{2} \arccos \frac{3}{5}\right)$

I need help finding the value of $$\cos \left(\frac{1}{2} \arccos \frac{3}{5}\right)$$ My try: let $\theta = \frac{1}{2} \arccos \frac{3}{5}$, then $2\theta = \arccos \frac{3}{5}$ and $\theta \in ...
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Integral of polynomial using substitution

I have an integral problem that I'm working on, it's a polynomial which I imagine either can't be factored or needs to be completed, and then substituted using a trig identity: ...
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Can step functions approximate trigonometric functions?

I have read a notion from a number of different sources simply stating that a step function can approximate any trigonometric function. I am not convinced by simply reading this notion, for example ...
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When $\cos x$ is transcendental?

About the transcendence of trigonometric functions I know that: 1) if $x$ is an algebraic number $\ne 0$ than $\cos x$ is transcendental. 2) if $p=\dfrac{m}{2^n}$ with $m,n \in \mathbb{Z}$ than ...
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Calculating the x, y coordinate a set distance between two points

I'm trying to calculate the x and y coordinates that are a set distance between the coordinates of two pixels in an image. For example, if I travel from my original location (x1=4, y1=3) to a new ...