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Homework Help: Euler's formula proof help

  1. Feb 7, 2006 #1
    Hi. I am trying to prove that (2sin^4x(2cos^2x+1))/3 = [sin^2(2x)/6-1/3][cos(2x)].

    I tried fixing the right side, changing cos2x to 1 - 2sin^2x, and I went all the way to


    I am clueless on how to continue the proof. Please help. Thanks.
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  3. Feb 8, 2006 #2


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    Your notation isn't very clear but I think this may help:

    [tex]e^{4 i \theta} = \left( e^{i \theta} \right)^4[/tex]

    and apply Euler's formula to the individual exponentials.
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