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

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On Ramanujan's Question 359

In JIMS 4, p.78, Question 359 was asked by Ramanujan. If, $\sin(x+y) = 2\sin\big(\tfrac{1}{2}(x-y)\big)\tag1$ $\sin(y+z) = 2\sin\big(\tfrac{1}{2}(y-z)\big)\tag2$ prove that, $\big(\tfrac{1}{2}\sin ...
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Ramanujan log-trigonometric integrals

I discovered the following conjectured identity numerically while studying a family of related integrals. Let's set $$ R^{+}:= \frac{2}{\pi}\int_{0}^{\pi/2}\sqrt[\normalsize{8}]{x^2 + \ln^2\!\cos x} ...
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What comes after $\cos(\tfrac{2\pi}{7})^{1/3}+\cos(\tfrac{4\pi}{7})^{1/3}+\cos(\tfrac{6\pi}{7})^{1/3}$?

We have, $$\big(\cos(\tfrac{2\pi}{5})^{1/2}+(-\cos(\tfrac{4\pi}{5}))^{1/2}\big)^2 = \tfrac{1}{2}\left(\tfrac{-1+\sqrt{5}}{2}\right)^3\tag{1}$$ ...
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How find this value $\sum_{i_1=1}^n \sum_{i_2=1}^n \cdots\sum_{i_k=1}^n \cos\frac{k(i^k_1+i^k_2+\cdots+i^k_k)}{n}$

Question: Find this value $$\sum_{i_{1} = 1}^{n}\sum_{i_{2} = 1}^{n}\cdots\sum_{i_{k} = 1}^{n} \cos\left(k\left[\vphantom{\Large A}\, i_{1}^{k} + i_{2}^{k} + \cdots +i_{k}^{k}\,\right] \over ...
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Problem : If $\sin^2\theta = \frac{x^2+y^2+1}{2x}$ , $x$ must be …

Problem : If $\sin^2\theta = \frac{x^2+y^2+1}{2x}$ , $x$ must be (a) $1$ (b) $-2$ (c) $-3$ (d) $ 2$ My approach : Since $0 \leq \sin^2\theta \leq 1$ $\Rightarrow 0 \leq ...
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What transcendental numbers are produced by $\sin{\alpha}$ when $\alpha$ is algebraic/constructible/rational (in radians)?

I know that by Lindemann–Weierstrass theorem(LW) sine and cosine of non-zero algebraic numbers (in radians) produce results that are transcendental. My question is what are the transcendentals ...
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Integral of a gaussian function of trigonometric functions

I need help with the analytical solution of this integral: ...
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Rational multiples of $\pi/2$ whose sines are also rational

Let $f(x)=\sin(x\frac{\pi}{2})$. Let $R$ the set of $x$ such that : $0\le x\le 1$ $x \in \mathbb Q$ $f(x) \in \mathbb Q$ Hence, $0\in R$ as $f(0)=0$. $1\in R$ as f(1)=1. And $\frac{1}{3}\in R$ as ...
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Nasty Integral - Closed form solution?

Any suggestions on how to integrate this beast?: $$\int_0^{\omega_t}\int_{\omega_t}^f\sin^2(\omega_{12}/2)\sin^2(\omega_{23}/2)d\omega_{23}d\omega_{12}$$ where: $f = 2\pi+2\tan^{-1}(y,x)$ $y = ...
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is the unique solution of $\cos t = t$ a transcendental number?

let $\alpha$ be the unique fixed point of $\cos:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow [-1,1]$ for any $t \in \mathbb{R} \setminus\{0\}$ if $t$ is algebraic then $\cos t$ is transcendental. thus if $\alpha$ were ...
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Obtaining a deeper understanding of lower level Mathematics

I am a college student, at a community college and I am in the process of obtaining an associates degree in general science with a specialization in mathematics in hope of transferring to a university ...
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Determine the general solution for $2\cos^2x-5\cos x+2=0$

Determine the general solution for $ 2\cos^{2}x-5\cos x+2=0$ My attempt: $2u^2 - 5u + 2 = 0$ $(2u - 1)(u - 2) = 0$ $u = \frac{1}{2}$ or $u = 2$ $\cos(x) = \frac{1}{2}$ or $\cos(x) = 2$ The ...
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A trigonometric integral with sin(cos(x)) in exponent

Evaluate: $$\int_0^{\pi} x\csc^{\sin(\cos x)}(x)\,dx$$ I honestly don't know how to deal with this case. If I apply the property $\int_a^b f(x)\,dx=\int_a^b f(a+b-x)\,dx$, I get: $$\int_0^{\pi} ...
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Maximum and Minimum value of an inverse function

Find the maximum and minimum value of $\arcsin \left(x\right)^3+\arccos \left(x\right)^3$. given that $-1\le x\le 1$ I have solved the problem but i am just curious to know if there are ...
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Proof that cos(1) is transcendental?

So, I was playing around on Wolfram|Alpha (as we nerds like to do) and it said cos(1) was transcendental. Could someone provide me with the proof that cos(1) is transcendental?
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Trigonometry or inequality problem

Today, I saw this question: If $x,y,z \in [0,\frac\pi 2]$, $x+y+z=\frac{3\pi}{4}$ and $\sec^2(x)\sec^2(y)\sec^2(z)=8$, calculate $E=\tan x\tan y+\tan y\tan z+\tan z\tan x$ My first thought was ...
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How prove this inequality $\sin^2{\frac{A}{2}}+\sin^3{\frac{B}{2}}+\sin^4{\frac{C}{2}}\ge\frac{7}{16}$

in $\Delta ABC$,such $$5\cos{A}+6\cos{B}+7\cos{C}=9$$ show that $$\sin^2{\dfrac{A}{2}}+\sin^3{\dfrac{B}{2}}+\sin^4{\dfrac{C}{2}}\ge\dfrac{7}{16}$$ By the way: This inequality is my favourite ...
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Geometric interpretation of hyperbolic functions

When proving identities like $$\cosh(2x)=\cosh^2(x)+\sinh^2(x)$$ $$\cosh^2(x)=\sinh^2(x)+1$$ algebraically, I am beset by the feeling that there should be a geometrical interpretation that makes them ...
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Conditions to satisfy trigonometric inequality

I'm looking for sufficient (and necessary would be good too) conditions on $a,b,c$ such that \begin{align} a\cos\phi + b \cos 3\phi + c \cos 5\phi \geq -1 \hspace{20pt} (\forall \phi) \end{align} ...
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Prove That $1/\sin(i \pi/n)+1/\sin(j \pi/n) \ne 2$ When $n$ is Odd

The original problem is: Prove that $1/\sin(i \pi/n)+1/\sin(j \pi/n) \ne 2$ when $n$ is odd. I tried, and found that although everything looks similar, I actually know nothing about this kind of ...
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Generalized sine integral $ \int_0^\infty \sin^m(x^n)/x^p\,\mathrm dx$

I have seen that both the integrals $$ \color{black}{ \int_0^\infty \operatorname{sinc}(x^n)\,\mathrm{d}x = \frac{1}{n-1} \cos\left( \frac{\pi}{2n}\right)\Gamma ...
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How to find the maximum diagonal length inside a dodecahedron

I am trying to find the maximum length of a diagonal inside a dodecahedron with a side length of 2.319914107*10^89 meters. I am not sure if any other information than that is needed, if it is I ...
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Calculating equidistant points around an ellipse arc

As an extension to this question on equiangular fisheye distortion, how can I calculate equidistant points around an ellipse (or 1/4 segment of) given it's aspect ratio? When it's circular, I can use ...
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Reprojecting/converting an orthographic image/grid into a cartesian grid

I'm trying to dewarp a fisheye image into a simple rectilinear image of a subset of the fisheye. As part of this, I'm trying to map the azimuth/altitude values into a point on the image. The points ...
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$\arctan$ of constant multiplied $\tan \varphi$

Helllo, I'm new here. I will try this great place to get my answer. I have a next problem: $$\vartheta = \arctan(K \tan \varphi)$$ $K > 0$ Where $K$ is a constant. If $K = 1$ then $\vartheta = ...
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Find roots of sum of sinusoids

Given this function and an initial point, find the next root: $$ \begin{align} f(t) & = -L\\ & {} + A \sin(\Theta_1 + \omega_1 t) \\ & {} +B \cos(\Theta_1 + \omega_1 t)\\ & {} - ...
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how understand if a segment is inside a lissajous curve

i am a programmer and not a math guru, but i like geometry. so if i'm not accurate in math terminology or i have folly question please sorry me. i'm drawing with a programming language the lissajous ...
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Dealing with absolute values after trigonometric substitution in $\int \frac{\sqrt{1+x^2}}{x} \text{ d}x$.

I was doing this integral and wondered if the signum function would be a viable method for approaching such an integral. I can't seem to find any other way to help integrate the $|\sec \theta|$ term ...
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How to solve this problem 4

Question $1$: Is $\frac{1}{\pi}\arccos\left(\frac{{\sqrt{2*\sqrt{2*\sqrt{2}*...n}}}}{2}\right)$ always a rational number when each$*$ is either $+$ or $-$ and $n$ may or may not be infinite? ...
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Link between a cubic polynomial and a trig identity

Alright, so I am told to prove that: $$\tan (3A) = \frac{3\tan(A)-\tan^3(A)}{1-3\tan^2(A)}$$ This can be pretty easily done by applying the $\tan$ addition formula, taking the angles $2A$ and $A$, ...
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unit circle trigonometry where angles is greater than 90

how is possible to have sin of angle greater than 90. if sin is ratio of opposite side and hypotenuse in right angle triangle then triangle with one of the angle greater than 90 can not be right angle ...
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Ramanujan-type trigonometric identities with cube roots, generalizing $\sqrt[3]{\cos(2\pi/7)}+\sqrt[3]{\cos(4\pi/7)}+\sqrt[3]{\cos(8\pi/7)}$

Ramanujan found the following trigonometric identity \begin{equation} \sqrt[3]{\cos\bigl(\tfrac{2\pi}7\bigr)}+ \sqrt[3]{\cos\bigl(\tfrac{4\pi}7\bigr)}+ \sqrt[3]{\cos\bigl(\tfrac{8\pi}7\bigr)}= ...
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$\sin n$ having a closed form expression with no complex terms?

[All angles are in degrees] I have heard that we cannot express $\sin 1$ in closed form with no complex terms. However, I know that we can derive $\sin 18$ by solving $\cos 3x = \sin 2x$. Thus we can ...
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When $\cos{n^{\circ}}$ can be expressed in real radicals?

So, the question is: $\cos{n^{\circ}}$ can be expressed in real radicals iff $3 \mid n$? Is it true? The first part is easy: if $3 \mid n$ we can express it, because ...
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Partial fraction development of $\cot \pi z$

"Compute the values $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \dfrac{1}{n^2}$ and $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \dfrac{1}{n^4}$ by comparison to the partial fraction development of $\cot \pi z$." I'm not sure what "the partial ...
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Find all $\theta$ such that sin$\theta$ and cos$\theta$ are both rational number.

Find all $\theta$ such that sin$\theta$ and cos$\theta$ are both rational number. I thought this question might have been asked by someone else, but I couldn't find any. Currently I'm studying ...
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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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Volume of spheroidal cap

A spheroid is bisected into two spheroidal caps by a plane, such that the shape of the area of the plane inside the spheroid is elliptical. The alignment of the plane is defined by two angles theta1 ...
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Trigonometric inequality proof

Can anyone help me in proving that $$\cos\theta > \frac{\left(x^a\cos\theta-(x-1\right)^a\cos\frac{\ln x\theta}{\ln(x-1)})\cos(\theta+\gamma)}{\cos\gamma},$$ where $a<1$, $x\in \mathbb{N}$, and ...
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Proof of the sine rule

So I made my first attempt at a proof. I think it turned out well. Maybe not. But I was wondering if someone could take a look at it and tell me what they think. I'd be glad to hear some criticism on ...
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Product of sines

I am looking to evaluate $$\prod_{k=1}^{n-1}\sin\frac{k \pi}{n}$$ without using complex numbers. I can show the result if $n$ is a power of $2$, but if $n$ is anything else I reach a point where I ...
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secants, exponentials, quotient structures

Trigonometric functions are . . . . . . somewhat like exponential functions. If $f$ is an exponential function, then $\displaystyle \frac{\prod_i ...
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Functional inverse of $(a + b\sin\theta)^2\tan\theta$

So, I revisited to the situation involved in my previous question, with the intent of generalizing it to any two masses and charges. When I started going through the model again, beginning with the ...
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Solving a linear trigonometric equation

Let $n$ be a natural number. For $a_i,\omega_i,\varphi_i \in \mathbb{R}$ how can one find solutions $x \in \mathbb{R}$ for the equation: $$\sum_{i=1}^n a_i \cos( \omega_i \cdot (x-\varphi_i)) = 0$$
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Maximum size of a rotated-then-cropped rectangle

With regard to topic/question New size of a rotated-then-cropped rectangle: The answer by Isaac, the maximum area is $b^2\csc\alpha\sec\alpha$ when $x=0.5b\csc\alpha = 0.5b/\sin\alpha$ seems to ...
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How do I calculate the size of padded envelope needed for a given size box?

When you put a box of dimensions (W x H X D) in a padded envelope of dimensions (X x Y), what is the mathematics? The padded envelope also has to have a flap of length (F), it also has welded seams ...
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simultaneous trigonometric equations

Consider the pair of simultaneous equations $p_5\cos(2\omega\tau)+p_4\omega\sin(2\omega\tau) = p_1\omega^2-p_3-p_6\cos(3\omega\tau) $, $p_4\omega\cos(2\omega\tau)-p_5\sin(2\omega\tau) = ...
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From $\tan(1/A) = \tan(1/B) + \tan(1/C)$ to $A + B + C = ABC$

In this recent question, the equation $$\tan\left(\frac{1}{A}\right) = \tan\left(\frac{1}{B}\right) + \tan\left(\frac{1}{C}\right)$$ is said to imply $$A + B + C = ABC$$ without any stated ...
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Eliminate variable in trigonometry equations

Say you have the equations: \begin{align} -S_1\sin\left(2\psi+\theta\right)+S_2\cos\left(\psi\right)&=S_3\\ S_1\cos\left(2\psi+\theta\right)+S_2\sin\left(\psi\right)&=S_4 \end{align} or ...