Please provide explanation to prove that f(x)=sin(x)+sin(x/sqrt(2)) is not periodic.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com February 24, 2021, 2:34 pm ad1c9bdddf
The solution is on the attached file.
I assumed that the formulas for the derivatives of sin and cos are known and also that sin(y)= sin(y+2nPI) for any n.
In other words the sin function has period 2PI.
Suppose that f(x) is periodic with period p. Then f(x+p) - f(x)=0. Now let g(x) = f(x+p) - f(x)=0 .
Since g(x)=0 then g"(x) =0 (this is ...
This proves a function is not periodic.