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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello all,

I'm wanting to learn how to derive all of the trig identities (well, not all, but the most common) rather than memorizing them. Perhaps someone here could provide me with a list of "essentials" that are the framework for deriving others. For example, I know there are a few that can be derived from sin^2x+cos^2x=1. What else?

I'm wanting to learn how to derive all of the trig identities (well, not all, but the most common) rather than memorizing them. Perhaps someone here could provide me with a list of "essentials" that are the framework for deriving others. For example, I know there are a few that can be derived from sin^2x+cos^2x=1. What else?