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

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How to find the period of an arbitrary mathematical function?

Is there a function to find the period of an arbitrary (possibly complex) function in Mathematica?
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How do I introduce a new variable in a trigonometric equation?

I have the trigonometric equation \begin{equation*} \sin^8 x + 2\cos^8 x -\dfrac{1}{2}\cos^2 2x + 4\sin^2 x= 0. \end{equation*} By putting $t = \cos 2x$, I have \begin{equation*} \dfrac{3}{16} t^4+ ...
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ArcTan[0,0] numeric approximation

I've noticed that the numeric approximation of ArcTan is a bit different from the symbolic one. If I write ArcTan[0,0] I ...
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Why do certain values in ArcSin not fully evaluate?

This is a continuation of: Why do certain fractional values in TriangleWave not evaluate? The analysis by R.M and rasher revealed that problem to reduce to the behavior of: ...
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Speeding up trigonometric integral

Context On a possible non trivial toric topology for the Universe (nothing less!). Problem I would like to carry out the following integral for $\ell=2,4\cdots 20$. $$\int _0^{\pi }\int _0^{2 \pi ...
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Generate a Unit Circle Trigonometry

Struggling often with Trigonometry I would like to have some code to generate this Unit Circle Trigonometry. Would be of great help when I need to transform some data :
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Mathematica Sec and Csc

How can I prevent Mathematica from using the "old fashioned" functions "Sec" and "Csc"? In Germany these functions are "old fashioned" as they are not taught anymore at school.
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How to express trigonometric equation in terms of of given trigonometric function?

How can I express a trigonometric equation / identity in terms of a given trigonometric function? using following trigonometric identities ...
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Persistence length of a polymer chain

I'm trying to calculate the persistence length (Lp) of a polymer chain using Mathematica. The first and simplest method is to compare the EuclideanDistance between ...
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Why doesn't Mathematica expand Cos[x]^3 Sin[x]^2?

I found some examples of Mathematica's commands usage in an old manual but the program gives me different result than expected ...
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How to expand tan(x+y) as normal form?

TrigExpand@Tan[x + y] gives $\frac{\sin (x) \cos (y)}{\cos (x) \cos (y)-\sin (x) \sin (y)}+\frac{\cos (x) \sin(y)}{\cos (x) \cos (y)-\sin (x) \sin (y)}$ but I ...
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Simplifying trig expressions containing Sqrt or Abs

The following Maple code can simplify abs(sin(x)) into -sin(x) given the condition ...
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How do I work with Root objects?

I want to solve the trigonometric equation : $$(3-\cos 4x )\cdot (\sin x - \cos x ) = 2.$$ I tried Solve[(3 - Cos[4*x])*(Sin[x] - Cos[x]) == 2, x] It returns the ...
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Checking if two trigonometric expressions are equal

Say I have two trigonometric expressions which are a bit complicated. Is there a quick way to check if they reduce to the same thing (that they are equal) using Mathematica? I was solving this: $y'' ...
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How to make Mathematica simplify $\cos[(i + j + k)\pi]$ to $(-1)^{i+j+k}$?

We know that: $$ \cos\left[(i+j+k)\pi\right] = (-1)^{i+j+k} $$ for $i, j, k$ being positive integers. In Mathematica I've tried: ...
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Extract real part of a complex expression better than Re does

I have a complex expression with real positive variables only. Mathematica Input Style: ...
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How to automatically get rid of trig functions in an expression?

I have a large expression containing many terms like this: Sin[1/2 ArcTan[(2 Log[5])/(Log[5]^2 - 2)]] where a trig function is invoked on a rational multiple ...
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Trying to prove that $x\sin(\frac{\pi}{x})\ge\pi \cos(\frac{\pi}{x})$ for $x\ge 1$

Consider the function f[x_] := x Sin[Pi/x] I want to prove that this function is increasing for $x\ge 1$. This can be done with the first derivative. We have to ...
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ArcTan and Compile

See following three snippet code: ...
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Simplifying a trigonometric sum

I want to caculate Cos[θ] + Cos[2 θ]+ ... + Cos[n θ] Sum[Cos[k θ], {k, 1, n}] ...
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How to transform the result of this integral into powers of $\sin\,x$?

I want to calculate the integral $I = \displaystyle\int{\cos ^5 x\, \mathrm dx}$. Using the variable $t = \sin x$, I get $$I = \sin x - \frac{2}{3}\sin^3 x + \frac{1}{5}\sin^5 x + C.$$ With ...
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Solving a trig equation

I am trying to find an explicit solution to a trigonometric equation. It is running for a long time and I didn't get any result, but Maple solves it quickly. Why ? ...
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ArcTan expressed as a radian fraction?

This type of answer is what I'm looking for: In[58]:= ArcTan @ 1 Out[58]= π/4 This is what mathematica gives me: ...
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Simplifying a trigonometric expression

I'm sure this has been addressed before, but I can't find it! I want Mathematica to simplify Sqrt[1 - Sin[π/6 - θ]^2] to ...
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Arcs of rotation for angles

How can I draw trigonometric angles of any radian measure associated with the unit circle, complete with the x-axis and y-axis? How can I draw arcs of rotation inside positive or negative angles? Is ...
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Why Refine does not simplify Cos[2*Pi*FractionalPart[1/2*(i + j + k)]] to $(-1)^{i+j+k}$?

I am obtaining in Mathematica: Cos[2*Pi*FractionalPart[1/2*(i + j + k)]] We know that for $i, j, k$ being positive integers this expression after simplification ...
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Infinite expression encountered when simplifying ArcTan sums although the result is finite

If I attempt to simplify the sum ArcTan[1/x] + ArcTan[x] with ArcTan[ Simplify[ TrigExpand[ Tan[ ArcTan[1/x] + ArcTan[x]]]]] ...
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Both Sin[x]==0 && Cos[x]==0 as a solution

If I do FullSimplify[Reduce[Sin[p1] == 0 && Cos[p1] == 0, Reals]] I get Cos[p1] == 0 && Sin[p1] == 0 ...
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Solving trig identities in specific terms

How would you solve a problem like "write csc(x) in terms of sec(x)" in Mathematica? The best I can get is "True." http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/167935/write-cscx-in-terms-of-secx I'm ...
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How to check if a given expression is an “explicit algebraic number”?

The documentation for PossibleZeroQ says: With the setting Method...
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Transform an expression to remove the singularity

I have the expression Sin[c x]/c. Clearly it is undefined at $c=0$, but that is merely a removable singularity, since $$\frac{\sin(cx)}c=x\frac{\sin(cx)}{cx}= ...
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Speed up Eliminate

I have a set of trig equations, c1,c2,c3 are constants, I excepted the result is c1 c2 c3 r^2 + (c1^2 + c2^2 + c3^2 - 1) r + c1 c2 c3 == 0 but following code ...
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How to extract phase angle from sinusoid

I'm doing some electric circuit calcualtions and I'm trying to get the phasor representation of some arbitrary function of Sin or Cos. Could be complex like: ...
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Mathematica not recognising closed forms as specific values

I have a Mathematica program that outputs a piecewise function, and some parts of the expression are not being recognised as specific numbers when using ...
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Mathematica takes too long to solve this

I have the following system of equations: ...
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Evaluating the integral of $\cos (\theta )\cos\left[\tan ^{-1}\left(\frac{a^2 \tan (\phi )}{b^2}\right)\right]$

I am trying to evalute the following integral: Integrate[Cos[θ] Cos[ArcTan[a^2/b^2 Tan[φ]]], {φ, 0, 2π}] I know that for $a=b$ I should get 0 out of the integral ...
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Redefine ArcCot to be inverse of range [0, Pi]

Mathematica implements ArcCot function as an inverse to Cot on range [-Pi/2, Pi/2]. I ...
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Problem with simplifying Sinc function

$Assumptions = x ∈ Reals && y ∈ Reals && a ∈ Reals && b ∈ Reals; These work: ...
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Is it possible to simplify a trigonometric expression only in terms of $\cos (u)$ OR $\sin (u)$?

I want to expand the following expression into powers of $\cos(u)$ only: a1 + a2 Cos[2 u] + a3 Cos[4 u] + a4 Cos[6 u] The answer that I want (and which I found ...
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Trigonometry expansion of a product

The following command does what I want: ...
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Solve[Tan[theta] == (b*Sin[t])/(a*Cos[t]), theta] breaks when “Reals” is added?

Mathematica solves this equation fine: Solve[ Tan[theta] == (b*Sin[t])/(a*Cos[t]), theta] // InputForm ...
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Problem with Sinc[x] function and rounding

I seem to be having some trouble with the Sinc[x] function, and I think it's due to rounding, but I'm not sure. The code is below, with relevant constants: ...
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How do I get the solutions of a cubic equation in trigonometric form?

I know $x^3-3 x+1=0$ has three roots that can be expressed in trigonometric form: $\{2\sin(10^\circ),\,-2\cos(20^\circ),\,2\cos(40^\circ)\}$. How can I get this result with Mathematica?
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Discard functions with wrong symmetry?

I have functions of x, where x is the polar angle of spherical coordinates, i.e. ...
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Solve trigonometric equation

I'm looking for a solution (graphic, numeric or analytic) for a function of the form: $$a^2\tanh(x)=\tan(ax),\quad a ≥ 1,\ x > 0$$ preferably using Mathematica. Any advice?
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Highlighting a single Period of a Trig Plot

How do I highlight a single period of a trig function say by using color and/or thickness when the graph itself extends further than just a single period? Thanks...Gregory Lane
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Get Cos[2 x] in “Solve”

My goal is to get an analytical solution of x ( $\lambda$ in the problem), when $\epsilon$ (f[x] in the problem) is maximum (use inverse form). I found that if I can use trigonometric identity ...
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How can I get Mathematica to write Log instead of ArcTan?

ArcTan really bothers me, so is there a way to make Mathematica write Logarithm instead of ...
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Fitting data using a series of Sin and Cos

I have the following data representing the normal displacement caused by a normal load applied at the middle cross section of a cylinder: I've made the data available here. I am trying to fit ...