# Read about trigonometery | 73 Discussions | Page 1

1. ### Trigonometry - Horizon Related Word Problem

Hello! I'm trying to solve this problem. Here's the diagram I tried to make. I have difficulty understanding this math problem.. I've tried to solve the problem using the symmetry of the triangles but I didn't get the right answer, and I can't seem to understand the "concept" of the horizon...

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4. ### CoM reduced by total body height when bending your knee X degrees

Lets say that a man with a standing height of 185cm bent his knee 30 degrees, how many centimeters will be reduced from his standing height? Assume his femur length is 60cm and his tibia (shin) length is 50cm. Can anyone give me a hint? I've tried to use trigonometry but i dont think i fully...
5. ### Jenkins-White Optics: Relation between Prism/Deviation Angle and Rays

I've tried to attempt the first part of the problem(spent over an hour on this) as second part could be easily optained with some calculus ,I asked my friend but alas nobody could conjure the solution to this dangerous trigonometric spell. It was just pages and pages of concoction of...
6. ### Project Motion/Trigonometry Question

My reasoning and answer is wrong, but I cannot figure out why. Perhaps it is strange, perhaps not, but I want to figure out why my initial method of solving this problem did yield an incorrect answer. I began by creating an equation and drawing a right triangle. x is the horizontal part of...
7. ### Half Angle Formula for Tangent

Hi all, I am a self learner (graduated very long ago and rusty at math) working through the Riley, Hobson and Bence text, chapter 1. 1. Homework Statement Use the fact that ##sin(\pi/6) = 1/2## to prove that ##tan(π/12) = 2 − \sqrt{3}.## Homework Equations ##tan(2x) = \frac { 2 tan(x)} {1...
8. ### I Converting from spherical to cylindrical coordinates

I have the coordinates of a hurricane at a particular point defined on the surface of a sphere i.e. longitude and latitude. Now I want to transform these coordinates into a axisymmetric representation cylindrical coordinate i.e. radial and azimuth angle. Is there a way to do the mathematical...
9. ### ##\int (\sin x + 2\cos x)^3\,dx##

Homework Statement $$\int (sinx + 2cos x)^3dx$$ Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution $$\int (sinx + 2cos x)^3dx$$ $$\int (sinx + 2cos x)((sinx + 2cos x)^2dx)$$ $$\int (sinx + 2cos x)(1 + 3cos^2x+2sin2x)dx$$ How to do this in simpler way?
10. ### Critical angle: find the depth of the fish looking up

Homework Statement A fish floats in water with its eye at the centre of an opaque walled full tank of water of circular cross section. When the fish look upwards, it can see a fish-eye view of the surrounding scene i.e. it is able to view the hemisphere of the scene above the water surface, and...
11. ### A ladder against a wall problem

Homework Statement A 70 kg window cleaner uses a 16 kg ladder that is 5.6 m long. He places one end on the ground 2.0 m from a wall, rests the upper end against a cracked window, and climbs the ladder. He is 3.5 m up along the ladder when the window breaks. Neglect friction between the ladder...
12. ### Fresnel Equations and Snell's Law

Homework Statement From the Fresnel equations and Snell’s Law, prove that, when θ = θB where tanθB = nt/ni, (θB is the Brewster angle); (a) Reflection coefficient = 0 , and (b) transmission coefficient = n/n’ Homework Equations reflection coefficient = (ntcosθi - nicosθt) / (ntcosθi + nicosθt)...
13. ### I How to calculate angular rotation for a 2D line?

For illustration purposes, I have attached an image of the line with the angle that I want to calculate. I am trying to determine the angle of rotation and the calculation that I am using currently is as below: angle = math.atan2(y,x) I use this formula to calculate the rotation for A and A'...
14. ### Problem in finding a general solution

Homework Statement Homework Equations General Formula for Tan(a)=Tan(b) The Attempt at a Solution See the question I have uploaded. I have tried solving it this way, Firstly I applied the Quadratic Formula to get, Now we have two cases, CASE-1 When So General Formula here will...
15. ### I Help creating a coordinate system for a robotic arm

Hey guys, I would appreciate some help with the math behind creating a working coordinate system for a robotic arm. I am currently trying to determine what servo angles are necessary to align a robotic arm's claw to the given coordinates. Geometrically simplified, the robotic arm is a...
16. ### How to solve this trigonometry equation

Homework Statement ##\sin a + \cos b## = ##\frac{-1}{2}## ##\cos a + \sin b## = ##\frac{\sqrt 3}{2}## 0 < a < ##\pi/2## ##\pi/2## < b < ##\pi## a + b = ? By calculating sin (a+b) Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution I tried : ##\sin a + \cos b =...
17. ### I Why tan x=x as x approaches 0?

Hi! In one of my textbook i saw the relation tan(x) = x where x is very small value and expressed in radians. I want to know why its true and how it actually works. I would appreciate someone's help :smile:
18. ### Find the limit as h --> 0 for this trigonometery equation

Homework Statement ##\lim_{h \to 0} \frac{f(x - 2h) - f(x + h)}{g(x + 3h) - g(x-h)}## While f(x) = cos x g(x) = sin x Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution Using L Hopital i couldn't make it more simple. I tried to divide it by cos and sin Can you give me clue?
19. ### Kinematics -- flying a plane in the wind to a destination

Homework Statement A plane is taking off from an airport directly west of the airport it wishes to touch down in. The plane in still air can travel with a constant speed of 730 km/h. If a wind is blowing constantly at 92 km/h [45° S of E], at what angle must the plane fly to compensate for the...
20. ### Intro Math Books on Spherical Trigonometry

What are some good books to learn spherical trigonometry from basics to the advanced level?
21. ### Trigonometry: count sin+cos when tg-ctg=-7/12

Mentor note: Moved thread to homework section ok So I'm doing supposedly easy trigonometry problems. i did the easiest ones. now I have no idea how to solve 2. first one is count sin+cos When tg - (1/tg) = -(7/12) what i figured is that i probably need to use...
22. ### B Domain of tan

I found in a book that the domain of tan x was {(2n+1)π/2 , n∈I} The graph however shows that for every value of x , the function takes on a value .So, why is the domain like this?
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### Calulate the distance of objects in Earth's orbit

Homework Statement I am working on a report dealing with the velocity and acceleration of objects in Earth's surface based on distance from the Earth and thus far I have used the orbital speed equation and the acceleration equation. To get dive deeper into the math I would like to attempt to...
24. ### Trigonometric inequality problem.

Homework Statement Find the solution of the inequality ## \sqrt{5-2sin(x)}\geq6sin(x)-1 ## Answer: ## [\frac{\pi(12n-7)}{6} ,\frac{\pi(12n+1)}{6}]~~; n \in Z## Homework Equations None. The Attempt at a Solution There are two cases possible; Case-1: ##6sin(x)-1\geq0## or...
25. ### Finding an angle of a triangle as function of another angle

1. Find α(β) given that the sum of the 2 sides= ##(x+y)## and its third, ##z## is a constant for 0<β<180. You can imagine that there's two pieces of string connected between two points. One string is as long as the distance between the two points while the other string is longer. If you...
26. ### A problem in Inverse Circular Functions in Trigonometry

Homework Statement :[/B] Solve for ##x ##: $$\sin ^{-1} {x} +\sin ^{-1} {(1-x)} =\cos ^{-1} {x}$$ Answer given: ##0## or ##\frac {1}{2}##. Homework Equations :[/B] All relevant formulae on inverse circular functions may be used. The Attempt at a Solution :[/B] Please see the pic below...
27. ### Problem in finding the General Solution of a Trigonometric Equation v3

Homework Statement :[/B] Find the general solution of the Trigonometric equation: $$3\sin ^2 {\theta} + 7\cos ^2 {\theta} =6$$ Given andwer: ##n\pi \pm \frac {\pi}{6}## Homework Equations :[/B] These equations may help: The Attempt at a Solution :[/B] Please see the pic below: It...
28. ### Problem in finding the General Solution of a Trigonometric Equation v2

Homework Statement :[/B] Find the general solution of the equation: $$\tan {x}+\tan {2x}+\tan {3x}=0$$ Answer given: ##x=## ##\frac {n\pi}{3}##, ##n\pi \pm \alpha## where ##\tan {\alpha} = \frac {1}{\sqrt {2}}##. Homework Equations :[/B] These equations may be used: The Attempt at a...
29. ### A problem in finding the General Solution of a Trigonometric Equation

Homework Statement :[/B] Find the general solution of the Trigonometric equation $$\sin {3x}+\sin {x}=\cos {6x}+\cos {4x}$$ Answers given are: ##(2n+1)\frac {\pi}{2}##, ##(4n+1)\frac {\pi}{14}## and ##(4n-1)\frac {\pi}{6}##. Homework Equations :[/B] Equations that may be used: The...
30. ### Graph r = 6 cos() issues with plotting on xy-plane

Homework Statement Hello! Last week I have came here for the help related to this problem. I am creating a new thread to describe the issue more precisely. I will be grateful for your help and explanation. I post the explanation for the book first accompanied by attached pictures, and below I...