Trig identity Q

1. Aug 16, 2007

T-7

Could someone tell me which trig identity this chap (in a Physics textbook) is using to turn

sin(Kx)sin(2Kx)

into

sin^2(3Kx/2) - sin^2(Kx/2)

Cheers.

2. Aug 16, 2007

nicktacik

$$\sin{kx}\sin{2kx}$$

$$=\frac{\cos{(-kx)}-\cos{(3kx)}}{2}$$

$$=\frac{\cos{(kx)}}{2} - \frac{\cos{(3kx)}}{2}$$

$$=\frac{-1 + \cos{(kx)}}{2} - \frac{-1 + \cos{(3kx)}}{2}$$

$$=\sin^2{(3kx/2) - \sin^2{(kx/2)}$$

3. Aug 16, 2007

T-7

Ah... Thank you very much.

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