Questions on trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, as well as their inverses, in Mathematica.

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Solving a simple trigonometric equation in a range

I would like to solve a simple trigonometric equation, for example $\sin\theta=\frac{1}{2},$ but Solve gives the single solution obtained by using the inverse ...
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3D-plots of Complex-parametered trig-functions returns empty plot

I first tried to plot a parametric equation as follows; ...
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Solve the Angle [migrated]

My background in Trigonometry and Geometry is very basic. I am doing a a study and need to work out the angle of a wire; I would also like to know it relative to vertical. I have attached a basic ...
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Inconsistent results for symbolic trigonometric integral

I am trying to evaluate (on Mathematica v.9) the integral \begin{equation} \int_0^x [\sin (x) \sin (2 y)-\sin (2 x) \sin (y)]^t \,\mathrm{d}y, \end{equation} where $t$ is an even, positive integer. ...
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Simplify a expression with cos 2x

I would like to simplify the following expression : r Cos[γ[t]] + Sqrt[l^2 - r^2/2 + 1/2 r^2 Cos[2 γ[t]]] by using the mathematical expression : ...
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Not reducing Trig Functions to zero [duplicate]

How do I tell Mathematica to reduce trig functions to zero when their arguments are integer multiples of pi or 2pi? I have this: ...
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Replacing Tan[x] with Sin[x]/Cos[x]

Why doesn't this work? (1 - Tan[x])/(Sin[x] - Cos[x]) /. Tan[x] -> Sin[x]/Cos[x] I get back: ...
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Solving a trigonometric equation for all $x$ using constant coefficients

I want to find the coefficients $a$, $b$, $c$, etc. that make an equation like $a+bx=x$ true for all $x$, but for trigonometric functions of $x$. For example ...
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Coefficient and Addition Formula

If I type: Coefficient[Cos[x + b], Cos[x]] I get zero. But I would like Mathematica to apply: $$\cos(x+b)=\cos x\cos b-\sin x\sin b$$ Therefore the ...
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Two different results for same symbolic integral

I am trying to compute the following integral $\int_0^\infty dk \frac{e^{i k a}}{k^2}[\sin(kb)-kb\cos(kb)]$ When computing it as-is, i.e, with the code ...
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Write trigs in terms of Cosine only

I have a long expression having terms that go in squares like Sin[x]^2 and Sin[x/2]^2 and so on... I would like to rewrite my ...
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How can I make Mathematica trigger the simplification of ArcCos[a]+ArcCos[b]?

According to this Wikipedia subsection my guess is that I should be able to convince Mathematica to return zero when doing ...
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Adding more specific assumptions to Integrate

Let's say I would like to find a symbolic form for the integral $$\int_0^{2\pi}\sin^nx\,\mathrm{d}x$$with the added condition that $n$ is not only an integer, but an even one at that. Can this be ...
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Why does Mathematica give this ArcSin[2] result?

The code N[ArcSin[2]] evaluates to 1.5708 − 1.31696 I but it should be undefined instead because it is on the branch ...
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Using Trig functions

This is a fairly simple notation problem. I am trying to compute ArcTan of the point (5,2). I have the code: ArcTan[5,2] which outputs: ...
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Numerical solve question

Why does this work? Solve[5 Tan[t] + 9 == 0 && 0 <= t < 2 Pi , t] {{t -> π - ArcTan[9/5]}, {t -> 2 π - ArcTan[9/5]}} But this doesn't. ...
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Reducing solutions of Sin[2t] Sin[t] == Cos[t] to a simpler form [closed]

I evaluated Solve[Sin[2 t] Sin[t] == Cos[t] && 0 <= t < 2 Pi, t] And got these results. ...
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TrigExpand-ing too far

Something simple: I'd like TrigExpand[Sin[3n-3]] to return Sin[3n]Cos[3]-Cos[3n]Sin[3] instead of ...
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Find the explicit solution of the integral

I want to calculate the integral: assuming that we are familiar with the relation: The answer should be: The code that I've used is the following: ...
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How to solve trigonometric equations

I have the following problem: I need to solve the equation: $$\frac{\cos\left(x\right)}{x^6} - \frac{6 \sin\left(x\right)}{x^7}==0$$ and I don't really remember how to do it symbolically. Some help ...
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Shade where a function f lies below a function g [duplicate]

I have two functions: f[x_] = 2 Cos[x] g[x_] = -Sqrt[3] I find the points of intersection. ...
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Sum to Product Trig Identities

All, I was enjoying sum to product trig identities in Mathematica, smiling that it was going well, producing the same answers trig students get by hand. ...
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Find tangent of alpha/2 given cos(alpha)=-3/5, where pi<alpha<3pi/2 [closed]

What would be folks' favorite way of finding $\tan(\alpha/2)$, given $\cos\alpha=-3/5$, where $\pi<\alpha<3\pi/2$?
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Tangent of 2 times arc cosine of -3/4 [closed]

Tan[ArcCos[-3/4] Returns the exact answer: -(Sqrt[7]/3) But: Tan[2 ArcCos[-3/4]] Does not return an exact answer. Any way ...
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Solve simple trig equation

I would like to solve this equation: $$-x\sin(x)=\cos(x)$$ But Solve in Mathematica doesn't work: This system cannot be solved with the methods available to ...
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Simplify trigonometric expression

Mathematica correctly simplifies the following expression: ...
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find the inverse of a hyperbolic function

Hi everyone I am new in Mathematica and I am trying to find the inverse of a function which contains hyperbolic tangents and I hope someone can help me. The function is y=(a)tanh(d(x-g))+ ...
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Find *all* numerical solutions to cosine based equality

To help with http://astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/11456/ I'm trying to find all numerical solutions to: 5.20427*Sin[0.529699*t] == Sin[2*Pi*t] Since the period of the first function is ...
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How to simplify 1 - Cos[2x] to 2 Sin[x]^2?

I want to reduce all Cos[2 x] to 1 - 2Sin[x]^2, it seems Mathematica will always simplify ...
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Expanding a function with trigonometric expressions in a controlled manner by excluding addition identities

I want to simplify a nonlinear equation with trigonometric terms. After I've expanded I don't want to loose open terms to Trigonometric Addition Formulas ...
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Need help on the proper use of a formula to produce a cambered airfoil

Following the book on "The Theory of Thin Wing Sections" page #112 describes the method to combine a camber line (i.e Mean Line) and a thickness distribution to form a cambered wing section. Data ...
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How to reduce trigonometric expressions under special conditions

For the following problems I used "FullSimplify" and "TrigReduce" but I manage to reduce more by hand. ...
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Trigonometric simplification

How can I simplify 1/2 (Sqrt[3] Cos[x] - Sin[x]) in order to get Cos[x + Pi/6] on Mathematica? I saw that Wolfram|Alpha lists ...
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How can I put the results of TrigFactor function into a more convenient form?

a1 D11 Cos[n x] + a0 a1 D11 Cos[n x] + 1/2 a1 a3 D11 Cos[n x] + 1/2 a2 a4 D11 Cos[n x] I have a large trigonometric expression. Can I factor out different ...
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Why won't equal trig expressions simplify to the same form? [closed]

Trying to get Mathematica to do trig always stresses the hell out of me ... Why. won't. it. do. things?!? Why does ...
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Transforming expressions in terms of Csc and Sec to expressions in terms of Sin and Cos [duplicate]

I am writing a code to compute some matrix quantities. The result involves Sec andCsc functions, and I want a form displayng ...
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Abs[Sin[4a]] not equal to 2Sin[2a]Abs[Cos[2a]] for a in [0,\pi/2]

I have a long expression which is not fully simplified because Abs[Sin[4a]] is considered different from 2Sin[2a]Abs[Cos[2a]] ...
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Display trigonometry without Csc and Cot [duplicate]

I have a result with trigonometry functions using Cot and Csc. I would like to keep only cos, sin and tan and so prefer fractions in the display of the results. How is it possible to ask Mathematica ...
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How to change the form $A\cos \omega t + B\sin \omega t$ into the form $\sqrt{A^2+B^2}\cos(\omega t-\phi)$ [duplicate]

I'm preparing notes for teaching next week's class in differential equations. My hand calculation solution of $$y''+192y=0, y(0)=1/6, y'(0)=-1$$ is $$y=\frac16\cos 8\sqrt3 t-\frac{\sqrt3}{24}\sin ...
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Evaluating complicated trig without resorting to numerical methods

I have an angle theta given by Kx = (2/Sqrt[3]) ArcSin[Sqrt[3/10]]; Ky = (2/3) (ArcCos[(1/5) Sqrt[7/10]] - Pi); theta = Cos[ArcTan[Kx, Ky]]; This evaluates, by ...
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Using conditional expressions

I did: Solve[Cos[x] == 1/2, x] And got: ...
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How to solve the equation $A \sin x + B \cos x = 0$ for all $x$?

I have the equation: $A \sin x + B \cos[x] = 0$ that should be satisfied for all the $x$. Of course, the solution is obvious: $A=B=0$, but I need Mathematica to resolve it automatically because this ...
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Showing steps for TrigExpand

If I enter a double equal sign and the following in Mathematica 10: == integrate 1/(1+x^4) Then wolfram alpha allows me to select a Step-by-step solution, which ...
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Why does Mathematica show 4095/4096 terms in TrigExpand?

Clear[x, n]; expr = Cos[x]^(n - 2) (1 - Cos[x]^2 + Sin[x]); r=TrigExpand[expr] Where do those 4095/4096 comes from? It is correct, but it seems very strange ...
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Inverse Laplace transform only returning exponentials

The inverse Laplace transform is only returning exponentials. I know it is from the definition $$ \frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{\gamma - i\infty}^{\gamma + i\infty}F(s)e^{st}ds = \sum\text{Res} $$ However, I ...
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Binding trigonometric terms

I have many terms like A = Cos[Pi/18 + 2 x] + Cos[Pi/18 - 2 x] and I want to convert A to ...
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Conversion of Sine to Cosine

I'm solving equations with many Cosines and Sines. And I want to convert all the Sines to Cosines using trigonometric formulas such as cos(x)=sin(x+pi/2). How can I do this?
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Simplify trigonometric equation knowing that $\sin(a)=n \sin(b)$

I was working on a problem involving trigonometry. I used Mathematica to help me in solving it. I ended up with this formula: ...
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Is there an inverse function for F[x] = {Cos[x], Sin[x]} in Mathematica?

Mathematica has functions ArcCos, ArcSin, and ArcTan, but none of these does what I need, ...