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

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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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Force Mathematica to simplify an ArcTan[]?

I understand that there are many solutions that will produce the same arctangent, nevertheless I really need a simplification: ...
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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, ...
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TrigExpand Idiosyncracies

TrigExpand[Sin[x]^2 Log[y]] returns sin^2(x) log(y), as one would expect. However, ...
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Convert imaginary exponentials to goniometric expressions?

Can I force Mathematica to re-express something like $$\left\{\frac{1}{2}i\left(\frac{1}{16} e^{-2 i (\alpha (1)+4 \alpha (2))} \left(-1+e^{8 i \alpha (2)}\right) \text{d$\alpha $}(1) \left(2 \left(2 ...
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Apply Trig Identity to Transform Sum of Sinusoids into Phase-Shifted Cosine Function

I'm trying to solve for the output of a simple RC low-pass filter, with Cos[w t] input. The convolution of the input with the RC transfer function gives me the right output, but I'd like to be able to ...
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Maximizing a trigonometric function

This is probably a naive question, but here it goes: I know that $$r\cos a+s\cos b+t\cos c \leq \frac{rs}{2t}+\frac{rt}{2s}+\frac{ts}{2r},$$ subject to the conditions $a+b+c=\pi$ and $r,s,t$ are ...
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Mathematica 10 unable to Simplify[Cos[2 ArcCos[A]]]

Mathematica 10 evaluates Simplify[Cos[2 ArcCos[A]]] as Cos[2 ArcCos[A]], instead of the desired ...
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Eliminate 3 Variable from 4 Equations

I am trying to use Mathematica to Eliminate 3 following variable from 4 equations. Any clue or link to similar solved problem is highly appreciated: ...
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Mathematica takes too long to solve this

I have the following system of equations: ...
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How to apply a trigonometric identity to a formula

The product of cosines is given by (Wikipedia): $ \prod_{k=1}^{n} \cos{\theta_k} = \frac{1}{2^n}\sum_{e\in S} \cos(e_1\theta_1+\ldots+e_n\theta_n) $ where $S={1,-1}^n$. How can I apply this to a ...
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Solving a Trigonometric parameter

I have a similar case as given before : Solving a Trigonometric function with one parameter Let: m = 1; Dx = 100; ν = 0.25; b = 1; and, ...
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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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Solve symbolically a transcendental trigonometric equation and plot its solutions

I currently have the equation below for a beam with a hinge at various locations, the variable a can vary between 0 and 0.5. $$ Tan\left( {a\sqrt \alpha } \right) + Tan\left\{ {\left( {1 - a} ...
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Expand 2f[x] to f[x]+f[x] (Simplify sums of ArcTan)

I'm trying to simplify an expression with sums of ArcTan, for which I've written a transformation rule that works for simple sums, so that ...
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Transform Root objects into Trigonometric expressions

Consider the Root objects roots = Table[Root[-1 + 27 #1^2 - 162 #1^4 + 243 #1^6 &, i],{i,1,6}] These can be expressed in terms trigonometric functions as ...
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strange result with trigonometric triple integral [duplicate]

I'm defining functions e[k_, t_] := Cos[Pi (k - 1) t] cosIntRaw[k_, l_, m_] := Integrate[e[k, t] e[l, t] e[m, t], {t, 0, 1}] cosInt[k_, l_, m_] := Assuming[Element[{k, l, m}, ...
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how can tangent half angle substitution be done in Mathematica?

Is it possible to replace sine and cosine in terms of tangent half-angles and again the tangent half-angles by a variable say t?
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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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DSolve will not apply assumption m ∈ Integers

I am trying to solve a linear second order ODE using DSolve which involves an arbitrary integer m. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Prevent FullSimplify from converting trigonometric expressions to exponential

There's an option for FullSimplify, which is Trig, and with it I could prevent a trigonometric identities from being used. I'm ...
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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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Mathematica can't simplify ellipse-related trig equation over reals?

f[t_] = -4 + Sqrt[(-Sqrt[3] + 2*Cos[t])^2 + Sin[t]^2] + Sqrt[(Sqrt[3] + 2*Cos[t])^2 + Sin[t]^2] The function above is identically 0 for all real values of t. ...
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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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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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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 ...