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

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If $a \sin \alpha = b \sin \beta$, then show that $ b \cot\alpha + a \cot \beta = (a+b)\cot \frac{\alpha +\beta}{2}$

The question is: If $a \sin \alpha = b \sin \beta$, then show that $$ b \cot\alpha + a \cot \beta = (a+b)\cot \frac{\alpha+\beta}{2} $$ Could I get any hints to the problem? When do I need to ...
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prove that $\sin^2 b +\sin^2 c - \sin^2 a= -2\cos a \sin b\sin c$. [on hold]

I tried nearly but couldn't prove it afterwards. Please tell me the the way to prove this. The conditions of the problem is that $a+b+c=0$.
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Finding the Zeroes of a Second Derivative to Determine Points of Inflection

I have been told to graph the function $y=\cos \left(x^2\right)$ for $-2π ≤ x ≤ 2π$. I have determined key features of the graph but need help when it comes to determining the points of inflection for ...
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Trigonometric Form of Complex Numbers question. [on hold]

What is the following quotient expressed in polar form: $$\frac{10(\cos(35^{\circ})+ isin(35^{\circ}))}{5(\cos(100^{\circ}) +i\sin(100^{\circ}))}?$$ Please enter your answer in cis notation and ...
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How to prove an identity (Trigonometry Angles--Pi/13)

In this page http://mathworld.wolfram.com/TrigonometryAnglesPi13.html I found equation (11) and (12). $$\cos^2\frac{\pi}{13}+\cos^2\frac{3\pi}{13}+\cos^2\frac{4\pi}{13}=\frac{11+\sqrt{13}}{8}$$ ...
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Smoothly interpolating between functions to create a bouncing wave

How can I create a function which allows me to control the roundness of a wave so I can transition between an Round Wave -> Linear Wave -> Inverted Round wave? I've made a function which creates a ...
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Find max of $S = x\sin^2\angle A + y\sin^2\angle B + z\sin^2\angle C$

Let $x$, $y$, $z$ are positive constants. $A$, $B$, $C$ are three angles of the triangle. Find max of $$S = x\sin^2\angle A + y\sin^2\angle B + z\sin^2\angle C$$
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Solve $2+ \cos{\frac{3x}{2}} + \sqrt{3} \sin{\frac{3x}{2}} = 4\sin^2{\frac{x}{4}}$

$$2+ \cos{\frac{3x}{2}} + \sqrt{3} \sin{\frac{3x}{2}} = 4\sin^2{\frac{x}{4}}$$ My try: $$ \cos{\frac{3x}{2}} + \sqrt{3} \sin{\frac{3x}{2}} = \sqrt{4}\left(\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2} \sin{\frac{3x}{2}} + ...
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In the sin of two angles are equal, then proving that two angles are equal - w.r.t different traingles

From the text book: What do they mean by: Therefore, AC/PR = AB/PQ ? Is the / division or ratio? What rule says that AC/PR = AB/PQ in this example? What do ...
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$D, E, F$ are respectively projection of $O$ on $BC, CA, AB$. Prove that $\cot{\angle ADB} + \cot{\angle BEC} + \cot{\angle CFA} =0$

Let $O$ be an arbitrary point located inside the triangle $ABC$. Let $D, E, F$ be (respectively) the projections of $O$ on $BC, CA, AB$. Prove that $$\cot{\angle ADB} + \cot{\angle BEC} + ...
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why $\cos 2x$ is positive for $0 < k < 1$? [on hold]

The reflex angle x is such that $\sin x = –k$, where $0 < k < 1$ How to explain why $\cos 2x$ is positive for $0 < k < 1$?
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find the exact value of $\cos^2x$ and $\csc x$. [on hold]

Given that $x=\tan ^{-1}(\frac{1}{3})$, find the exact value of $\cos^2x$ and $\csc x$. How to find this without using calculator?
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Find the smallest value of $x$ such that $10\cos\left (\frac{x+1}{2}\right)=3$ [on hold]

Given that $x$ is measured in radians and $x > 10$, find the smallest value of $x$ such that $$10\cos \left(\frac{x+1}{2}\right)=3$$ How to solve this question? I've no idea.
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Show that $x^2+y^2$ is constant for all values of $\theta$.

Given that $x=3\sin \theta-2 \cos \theta$ and $y=3\cos \theta+2 \sin \theta$ i)Find the value of the acute angle $\theta$ for which $x=y$ ii)Show that $x^2+y^2$ is constant for all values of ...
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Generalized Trigonometric Functions in terms of exponentials and roots of unity

I am trying to come up with generalized trigonometric functions using the exponential definition that we use today for the trig functions sine and cosine $$\sin x=\frac{e^{ix}-e^{-ix}}{2i}; \cos x ...
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Express various trig functions in terms of the sine.

The acute angle $x$ radians is such that $\sin x = k$, where $k$ is a positive constant. Express, in terms of $k$. i) $\sin (2\pi-x)$ ii) $\tan(\frac{1}{2}\pi-x)$ iii) $\cos (\pi+x)$ My attempt: ...
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Show that the angle between $OP$ and the normal to the curve at $P$ satisfies the following

I'm struggling to answer the following question below I've already worked out the gradient to the curve at $P$, but I'm having difficulty answering the second part of the question. MY attempt is as ...
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Easy question Find $\sin 2x$, $\cos 2x$, and $\tan 2x$

Ok so I was absent from school yesterday because long story short I had no way to get to class b/c something happened last minute. I'm pretty sure this is easy but I keep getting the wrong answer for ...
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Value of Sine Function from data given [on hold]

If $0 \le \alpha , \beta \ge 90\ $ and $ \tan(\alpha - \beta) = 2$ and $\tan (\alpha + \beta) = 3 $, Then what is the value of $\sin 2\beta$ ?
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Find the area of a triangle given the radius of its incircle and a tangential point

A friend gave me recently the following interesting problem and I would like to share a couple of solutions. Any additional contributions are welcome. A triangle $\vartriangle ABC$ is given and we ...
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Maximize the trigonometric expression

Find the maximum value of $$4\sin^2 x+3\cos^2 x+\sin(x/2)+\cos(x/2)$$ Please give some hints. I tried writing the angles in half-angles but it didn't help. Thanks.
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How to calculate an elementary integral

How do you calculate $$\int\dfrac{2 du}{(u^2+1)^2}$$ It does not seem too difficult but I do not know which method to use.
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Help with primitive function

I need help evaluating the indefinite integral $$\int\frac{\cos(5x) + \cos(4x)}{1-2\cos(3x)}dx.$$
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Calculation of integral using two different methods? [on hold]

Find $$\int \dfrac{x^3}{(x^2+1)^3}dx$$ in two different ways, first using the substitution $u=x^2+1$ and then using the substitution $x=\tan \theta$. I managed to do both of these but the answer is ...
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Find Intersection of Two Circle given Lat/Lon and radius

I am attempting to calculate the intersection of two circle on the Earth with a given latitude, longitude and radius. I started with this post. While I am using this in the context of programming, it ...
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Some help on trigonometric equation

So I have $\sin^3x = \frac 34 \sin x$. Can you expand so the answer is either $\sin x(\sin^2x +\frac 34)$ which leads to the answer $\frac 12 + 2n\pi$ or that $\sin^3x = \frac 14(3\sin x-\sin^3x) - ...
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Find the number of integral values of $k$ if $ \sin4x - \cos4x + 3 \sin2x= k$

Please help me with this question How to find the number of integral values of $k$ that satisfy the given equation: $$ \sin4x - \cos4x + 3 \sin2x= k$$ My attempt: On solving the above equation, the ...
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Evaluating sin using sum/diff identities

EDIT: IM DONE WITH THIS PROBLEM, THANKS FOR THE HELP Evaluate the expression under the given conditions. My work (got lost and don't know what to do from here): EDIT: Sin theta should be -3/5 ...
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Sum/Difference Identity Formula Question

Wouldn't this be, per the sum/difference identity formula, $\cos (\frac{13\pi}{5}-\frac{\pi} {5})$ which is $\cos (\frac{12\pi}{5})$?
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Zeta function, how to solve a finite geomatry summation.

I wanted to solve the zeta function for an undifend period "$d$". So for every $d\ge2$. $$\zeta(-s)= \frac{1}{(d^{s+1}-1)}\sum_{m=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{2^{m+1}}\sum^{m}_{j=1} ...
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'Chasing sides' in a geometry problem

Consider the circle $W=x^2+y^2=81$. Let $AB$ be a diameter of circle $W$. $AB$ is extended through $A$ to $C$. Point $T$ lies on $W$ so that line $CT$ is tangent to $W$. Point $P$ is the foot of the ...
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Trying to solve a pair of trigonometric simultaneous equations

I have a machine that has two shafts which are the inputs and their position is set by 2 servo motors. Depending on the angle of these two shafts (shaft 1 has an angle designated $Ta$ degrees, shaft 2 ...
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How to find sin and cos of 0, pi/2, pi without calculator [on hold]

In my notes it shows how to calculate by using the unit circle. But I do not know why the value of sin is the y coordinate and the value of cos is the x coordinate.
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proving a inverse trigonometric expression

Show that $2 \tan^{-1}\frac{\sqrt{x^2+a^2}-x+b}{\sqrt{a^2-b^2}}+\tan^{-1}\frac{x\sqrt{a^2-b^2}}{b\sqrt{x^2+a^2}+a^2}+\tan^{-1}\frac{\sqrt{a^2-b^2}}{b}=n\pi$ I tried algebric simplification,but was ...
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Rotating one coordinate system about another

I have two coordinate systems: A and B. I also have a point p, whose position relative to ...
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Prove that type question of Trigonometric Identities

If $3\sin A + 5\cos A = 5$, then prove that: $$5\sin A + 3\cos A = ±3.$$
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Is $ \cos² y = 0 $ a solution?

I'm studying math for school. We're solving separable differential equations. One of the exercises is: $$ \frac{\Bbb d y}{\Bbb d x} = \frac{ (\cos y)^2 \tan y }{1+x²}$$ If you separate the ...
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2 non right-angles triangles. [on hold]

I have two non right-angled triangles stacked together. The small one is inclined at an angle of $30^{\circ}$ with the horizontal and a vertical height of 30m. The other triangle has two adjacent ...
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Does there exist a $z\in \Bbb R$ such that $\sin z=t \in \Bbb T$?

Does there exist a $z\in \Bbb R$ such that $\sin z=t \in \Bbb T$: the set of transcendental numbers? I've had this doubt and I didn't know how to tackle it... Edit: Changed my domain to reals only, ...
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Area of regular n-gon without trig?

As the title suggests I'm trying to find a formula for the area of a regular n-gon that doesn't use trigonometry. I already know the trig formula and I realize that my question is simply asking for ...
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Max value of trignometric function $\sin \left(x+\frac\pi6\right)+\cos \left(x+\frac\pi6\right)$

Question: The maximum value of $\sin \left(x+\dfrac{\pi}{6}\right)+\cos \left(x+\dfrac{\pi}{6}\right)$ is at what value of $x$. I solved the problem by setting the slope of the function to zero and ...
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Let $S$ be a set of $n$ points in the plane with min spacing of 1. Prove $S$ has a subset of $\ge n/7$ points with min spacing of $\sqrt{3}$.

I believe I have proven the case $n=8,|T|=2$, but welcome feedback. I need help proving the case for general $|T|>2$. From the 2003 Canada National Olympiad: Let $S$ be a set of $n$ points in ...
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Evaluating the indefinite integral $\int\sqrt{\cos2x}\sin^32x\,dx$

I have tried to integrate the following indefinite integral but I'm not sure if I get the right answer. Please tell me if I'm wrong and if so, please indicate what went wrong. $$ ...
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Find all values that solve the equation

For which values a, the equation $$ a\sin{x}+(a+1)\sin^2{\frac{x}{2}} + (a-1)\cos^2{\frac{x}{2}} =1 $$ has a solution? My idea: I think it's possible to factorize equation or reduce equation to the ...
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Prove that a trigonometric equation has six distinct roots

Show that,in general,the equation $A \sin^3x+B\cos^3x+c=0 $has six distinct roots,no two of which differ by $2\pi$,and that the tangent of their semi-sum is $-\frac{A}{B}$. My attempt: I tried to ...
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What textbooks should I use for Trigonometry and Calculus? My basics are terrible.

I need help really bad. I have a paper coming up in two months and all topics require at least basic if not intermediate understanding in trigonometry and calculus. I don't know how I got so far - by ...
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Prove the relation for cos inverse

Prove the relation $\cos^{-1}x_0=\dfrac{\sqrt {1-x^2_0}}{x_1\cdot x_2\cdot x_3\cdots \text{ ad inf.}}$ where the successive quantities $x_r$ are connected by the relation ...
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Minimum value of trigonometric function

The minimum value of the expression $\left|\sin x+\cos x+\tan x+\cot x+\sec x+\mathrm{cosec} x\right|$ can be expressed as $(\sqrt a-\sqrt b)$ where a and b are natural number then find the value of ...
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Unique solution to sin(2a) and cos(2a)

I'm a bit confused as to how to solve for $2\alpha^*$ using the equation 6.36 in the excerpt below. I know how to solve for it individually (ie acos and asin) but how do I solve them together to get ...
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Finding a triangle ABC if $2\prod (\cos \angle A+1)=\sum \cos(\angle A-\angle B)+\sum \cos \angle A+2$

Find $\triangle ABC$ if $\angle B=2\angle C$ and $$2(\cos\angle A+1)(\cos\angle B+1)(\cos\angle C+1)=\cos(\angle A-\angle B)+\cos(\angle B-\angle C)+\cos(\angle C-\angle A)+\cos\angle A+\cos\angle ...