# Hyperbolic Functions

## Homework Statement

Given the trigonometric identity cos(x+y)... use Osborn's rule to write down the corresponding identity for cosh(x+y)... Use the definitionis of the hyperbolic functions to prove this identity

## The Attempt at a Solution

I can use Osborns rule to find the hyperbolic equivilent of the identity, however, I don't understand how I am to prove this identity...

rock.freak667
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$cos(x+y)=cosxcosy-sinxsiny$

Osborn said that when you have the product of two sines, you replace the sines with sinh and a negative sign.

so therefore $cosh(x+y)=cosxcosy-(-sinhxsinhy)$

rock.freak missed the h in his last bit for the 2 cos terms on the rhs.
$cosh(x+y)=coshxcoshy-(-sinhxsinhy)$

HallsofIvy
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## Homework Statement

Given the trigonometric identity cos(x+y)... use Osborn's rule to write down the corresponding identity for cosh(x+y)... Use the definitionis of the hyperbolic functions to prove this identity

## The Attempt at a Solution

I can use Osborns rule to find the hyperbolic equivilent of the identity, however, I don't understand how I am to prove this identity...

Okay, you already know that cosh(x+ y)= cosh(x)cosh(y)+ sinh(x)sinh(y). Now replace cosh(x) by $(e^x+ e^{-x})/2$, replace sinh(x)= [itex](e^x- e{-x})/2[/tex], the corresponding things for cosh(y) and sinh(y) and do the algebra. What do you get when you multiply
$$\frac{e^x+ e^{-x}}{2}\frac{e^y+ e^{-y}}{2}$$

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