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    Simple Multiple Angle Formula Solutions using DeMoivre's Theorem and Euler's Relation

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    The double angle formulae are easy to learn:

    Sin 2x = 2 sin x cos x
    Cos 2x = (cos x)^2 - (sin x)^2

    but working out Cos 4x say in terms of cos x and sin x by using identities such as
    Cos(A + B) = Cos A Cos B - Sin A Sin B is laborious.

    Find a simple method to work out any multiple angle formula, using De Moivre's Theorem and Euler's relation.

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    De Moivre's Theorem states that (Exp ix)^n = Exp (inx) where i is the imaginary number ie i^2 = -1.

    We can combine this with Euler's relation Exp iy = Cos y + i Sin y to obtain
    (Exp ix)^n = Cos nx + i Sin nx.

    The Cos nx part is known as the "real" part and the Sin nx as the "imaginary" ...

    Solution Summary

    Multiple Angle Formula solutions are found in a simple fashion using DeMoivre's Theorem and Euler's Relation.