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captainemeric

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## Homework Statement

Use complex exponentials to prove 1 + acos(theta) + a^2cos(2theta) + a^3cos(3theta)... = (1 - acos(theta))/(1 - 2acos(theta) + a^2)

## Homework Equations

euler's e^itheta/2 +e^-itheta/2=2cos(2theta)

## The Attempt at a Solution

a^(n)cos(ntheta) = e^nitheta = e^-nitheta

from there i got the series

(a^n(e^itheta)^n)/2

now from here I think I setup the summation formula but this is where I get stuck. Any help is greatly apprecited.