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## Homework Statement

Given:

V(n, t, x') = sin [k x' + A (n, t)]

where

k is a constant

n stands for the nth realisation

A is uniformly distributed in [0, 2pi] and

x' denotes the position vector

How can I show that the mean of V i.e. <V> and the mean of the squares <V^2> are independent of x' and indeed for any <V^n>?

## Homework Equations

I used <V> = [1/(b-a)] int [a,b] V(n, t, x') dx

where <V> denotes the mean

## The Attempt at a Solution

I do not completely understand the question. The average over a complete period or integer multiples of the period is zero for a sine function. The arguments do not affect the average but clearly the interval where you take the average does.

The question implies showing <V>, <V^2> .. <V^n> to be independent for ALL x but being given that A is uniformally distributed in [0, 2pi], does this imply that this is the meant domain of integration for the average?

And how can I generalise for all <V^n>?