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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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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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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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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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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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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ArcTan[z] and ArcTan[x,y], Restriction and Conversion

In Mathematica there are two different forms for the arctangent (inverse tangent), namely ArcTan[x,y] which gives the arc tangent of $y/x$, taking into account ...
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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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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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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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Behavior of ArcTan when two zeros are given as arguments

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...