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, ...
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Summation of cosine terms

I got stuck on the following problem: Let $q\in \mathbb{N}$ be a fixed odd number and $k,n \in \{ 1,…,\frac{q-1}{2}\}$. I want to show that $$ \left|1 + 2\sum_{j=1}^k \cos (\frac{2\pi n}{q}j) \right| ...
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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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Why do people prefer cosine to sine when speaking of harmonic oscillation?

In almost all of the physics textbooks I have ever read, the author will write the oscillating function as $$x(t)=\cos\left(\omega t+\phi\right)$$ My question is that, is there any practical or ...
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Maximal minimum for a sum of two (or more) cosines

Please prove (or disprove, and give the correct answer): $$2 =\mathrm{argmax}_{r\geq 1}\min_{x\in \mathbb{R}}\left[\cos\left(x\right)+\cos\left(rx\right)\right] $$ In other words, find $r \geq 1$, ...
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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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The minimum of $I_{n,k}=\int_0^{2\pi}\sqrt{3+2\cos(nx)+2\cos(kx)+2\cos(nx+kx)}dx$ is attained for $k=n$

I have the following conjecture: ``For each given $n\in\mathbb{N},\ n\ge 2$ the minimum of the sequence of integrals $I_{n,k}=\int_0^{2\pi}\sqrt{3+2\cos(nx)+2\cos(kx)+2\cos(nx+kx)}dx,\ k=1,2,\dots,n$ ...
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Condition for trigonometric inequality

I want to prove the following statement: Suppose $\frac{1}{4}(\cos(\theta_1)+\cos(\theta_2))^2+\lambda^2(a\sin(\theta_1)+b\sin(\theta_2))^2\leq 1$ holds for all $\theta_1,\theta_2\in[-\pi,\pi]$, then ...
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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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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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resizing rectangle within triangle

Imagine I have a parking lot that changes in width and length and in number of levels, and all of the levels need to be visible to a cctv camera at a fixed position, and I would want the camera to see ...
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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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$\int_{-\pi/2}^{\pi/2} \cos(a \cos\theta) e^{im\theta} e^{-ib\sin\theta} \mathrm{d}\theta $ Integration

I am struggling to find the integration of the expression below, $$\int_{-\pi/2}^{\pi/2} \cos(a \cos\theta) e^{im\theta} e^{-ib\sin\theta} \mathrm{d}\theta $$ where $a$ and $b$ are arbitrary constant ...
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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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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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How to solve this equation in $ \mathbb{C} $?

From a small simple calculation , we get the following formulas: $ \begin{cases} e^x = \Big( \displaystyle \sum_{n \geq 0} \frac{x^{3n}}{(3n)!} \Big) + \Big( \displaystyle \sum_{n \geq 0} ...
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More on primes $p=u^2+27v^2$ and roots of unity

Given, $$p=u^2+27v^2=3m+1\tag1$$ and the cubic, $$x^3+x^2-mx+N=0\tag2$$ with its constant expressed in terms of $(1)$ as, $$N = \frac{1}{27}(1-3p\pm2pu)\tag3$$ and the sign $\pm u$ chosen ...
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Analytical Models for Hysteresis of Complicated Systems

I’ve been working with a system that exhibits hysteresis and I’ve found that the more common models do not work for me. I am wondering if anyone is aware of other models that might be out there for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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When was the unit circle formalised

I am wondering about the origins of the Unit Circle. Of course it is part of trigonometry, which goes back many centuries. But since it uses Cartesian coordinates, it should be after Descartes. So, ...
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$\cot^{-1}\frac{y}{\sqrt{1-x^2-y^2}} = 2\tan^{-1}\sqrt{\frac{3-4x^2}{4x^2}} - \tan^{-1}\sqrt{\frac{3-4x^2}{x^2}} $

Express $$\cot^{-1}\frac{y}{\sqrt{1-x^2-y^2}} = 2\tan^{-1}\sqrt{\frac{3-4x^2}{4x^2}} - \tan^{-1}\sqrt{\frac{3-4x^2}{x^2}} $$ as a rational integral equation between x and y. This is what I've ...
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Triangles, sine and cosine problem

Hi everyone I tried solving this countless times but I always get the wrong answer! what I did first is 600/tan(46) - 600/tan(40) and that sounded reasonable to find the answer! but I keep getting it ...
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Proof of equilateral triangle given angles

Let's say we start with a scalene triangle ABC, with no given angle measures or side lengths: Then, we add 3 Isosceles triangles adjacent to this one, given that they have angle measures ...
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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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Check if a point is inside a rotated 2D NACA 0012 airfoil

I've already checked the rotated rectangle problem but this is (I think!) a little more complicated. I have a CFD calculation of a 2D NACA 0012 airfoil and I need to test if a point is inside the ...
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Graphs of interesting integrals of the form: $\int \sin^a(x^a)\cos^a(x^a)$

Here are a few graphs of the form:- $$\int \sin^a(x^a)\cos^a(x^a)dx$$ Where $a$ is an even, positive integer. $a = 2$ $a = 4$ $a = 6$ Now, a few graphs of the form:- $$\int ...
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Help with a trigonometric proof, please?

Hexagon $ABCDEF$ is inscribed in the circle of radius $R$ . $AB=CD=EF=R$. Points $I$, $J$, $K$ are the midpoints of segments $\overline{BC}$, $\overline{DE}$, $\overline{FA}$ respectively. Then ...
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A Theorem On Compact Connected Metric Spaces by Stadje

I recently came across a surprising theorem, due to Wolfgang Stadje, a special case of which states that: Let $(X,d)$ be a compact connected metric space. Then there exists a unique real number ...
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PDF of Random Variable $\sin\alpha \cdot \cos\beta$ with $\alpha,\beta$ uniform

As part of a bigger problem, I want to compute the probability density $f_Z(z)$ of $$Z = \sin\alpha \cdot \cos\beta$$ where $\alpha, \beta$ are random variables, independently and uniformly ...
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Probability density function of $x$ in the unit circle?

I'm trying to work out how to find the probability density function (PDF) for $x$ values on the unit circle - not within the unit circle but on the edge. The reason for doing so is that I'm trying to ...
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How to compute uniformly distributed points on an ellipse

The ellipse can be parametrized in polar coordinates by $$r(\theta)=\frac{1}{a+\cos\theta}$$ up to a scaling factor, and $a>1$. Suppose we measure $S$, the distance along the ellipse from the ...
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How to evaluate the following integrals

$$\int\limits_0^{\frac{\pi }{2}} {{x^2}{{\ln }^2}\left( {\sin x} \right)\ln \left( {\cos x} \right)dx} ,\int\limits_0^{\frac{\pi }{2}} {x\ln \left( {\sin x} \right){{\ln }^2}\left( {\cos x} \right)dx} ...
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Random Wolfram|Alpha identity $\sum_{k = 1}^{\infty}{\tan^{-1}}{\frac{1}{k^2}}$

I was watching a Numberphile video (on how $\tan^{-1}{1} + \tan^{-1}\frac{1}{2} + \tan^{-1}\frac{1}{3} = \frac{\pi}{2}$) and I thought about whether the series $$\sum_{k = ...
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Squeeze Theorem: Finding the limit of a trig function

I'm stuck on finding the limit of a complex fraction/trig function. Could someone please assist, or point out where I'm going wrong? Determine $$\lim\limits_{x \to 0} ...
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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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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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How to approach sketching sine and cosine graphs with transformations

Any tips or suggestions in sketching these graphs quickly, and in ONE go? In exams, I don't want to spend ages re-drawing the original sine/cosine graph, one by one, following each new ...
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Trigonometric functions of angle fractions

I've just encountered a problem that seems to me interesting enough so that some result exists on the subject. I was working on a problem in complex analysis, in which I needed the fifth root of a ...