# Tagged Questions

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

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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 ...
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### Simplifying a trigonometric equation to obtain specific terms

When I try to solve the non-homogeneous differential equation ...
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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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### Plot not displaying [duplicate]

I'm trying to perform a basic plot to show that two equations align, but I'm not getting any results. Plot[{[Pi]*Cos (3 x - [Pi]), [Pi] * Sin (3*[Pi] - 3 x)}, {x, -3 [Pi], 3 [Pi]}] To me this seems ...
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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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### 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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### Non solutions returned by NSolve. And why does it return both phi and Cos[phi]?

Similarly to this thread NSolve gives additional solutions that don't satisfy the equations! NSolve returns "spurious" solutions, even increasing the working precision ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...