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AnnieF

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## Homework Statement

Use Equation (1) to derive the formula: (1-a*cos(phi))/(1-2*a*cos(phi)+a^2))= 1+a*cos(phi)+a^2(cos(2phi))+a^3(cos(3phi))...

## Homework Equations

Equation (1) is 1/(1-a(cos(phi)+isin(phi)))= 1+ [a(cos(phi)+isin(phi)]+ [a(cos(phi)+isin(phi)]^2 + [a(cos(phi)+isin(phi)]^3...

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know that you are supposed to somehow use that (cos(phi)+isin(phi))^k= cos(kphi)+ isin(kphi), but I'm not sure how to go about this at all. Please help!