# Questions tagged [trigonometric-sums]

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### Conjecture about arcsin and $\sqrt{\quad}$

Let $r(a,b)$ be a rational number depending on $a,b$ and nonnegative. For every $b$ there is an $a$ such that $r(a,b)$ is not $0$.
Let $C(a,b)$ be a squarefree positive integer depending on $b$ and ...

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### Smallest regular $m$-gon covering a regular $n$-gon

I start by stating the problem, which is already hinted in the title of the question. I do believe it is a research-level question.
Let us fix a regular $n$-gon with area $1$. What is the smallest ...

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### $L_p$ norms of $0-1$ exponential sums

Consider $f_n(t)=\sum_{i=1}^{n}e^{ik_{i}t}$ with all $k_i$ some distinct integers for $t\in [-\pi,\pi)$. For $p>2$ I am interested in the maximum possible value of $$||f_n||_p,$$
where $f_n$ runs ...

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### Sum of $\sin$ when angles shrink by $1/n$

There are many identities known like
$$\sum_{k=0}^{n-1} \sin (k \cdot \theta + \varphi) = \frac{\sin\left(n \cdot \frac{\theta}{2}\right)}{\sin\left(\frac{\theta}{2}\right)} \cdot \sin \left(\frac{2 \...

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### What is the Jacobi-Anger expansion of $\sin^{[k]} (\theta) $?

Cross-post from MSE.
The Jacobi-Anger expansion gives expressions for functional iterates of trigonometric functions in terms of Bessel functions. For instance, we have $$\sin(z \sin(\theta)) = 2 \...

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### The cotangent sum $\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}(-1)^k\cot\Big(\frac{\pi}{4n}(2k+1)\Big)=n$

On the Wolfram Research Reference page for the cotangent function (https://functions.wolfram.com/ElementaryFunctions/Cot/23/01/), I saw the following partial sum formula
$$\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}(-1)^k\cot\...

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### The complex trigonometric function degenerates to the positive integer

For any integer $N \geq 2$, we have the identity:
$$\frac{\ \prod _{n=1}^{N-1}\ \left(2+2\sum _{m=1}^{n\ }\cos \frac{\ m\pi \ }{N}\ \right)\ }{\prod _{n=1}^{N-1}\ \left(1+2\sum _{m=1}^{n\ }\cos \frac{\...

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### A problem in additive combinatorics

$\color{red}{\mathrm{Problem:}}$
$n\geq3$ is a given positive integer, and $a_1 ,a_2, a_3, \ldots ,a_n$ are all given integers that aren't multiples of $n$ and $a_1 + \cdots + a_n$ is also not a ...

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### For which values of $ x$ we have $\sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty}x^{\tan(n!)-n!}$ converges?

The copy of this question is posted here
I have tried to to determine values of real $x$ for which $\sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty}x^{\tan(n!)-n!}$ converges but I can't , Presumably the set of values $\{ ...

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### (Dis)continuity of periodic functions with non-summable Fourier series

Let $f : [0,2 \pi)^d \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a square-integrable periodic function in $L^2( [0,2 \pi)^d )$ with $d \geq 1$.
We assume moreover that the square-summable Fourier coefficients of $f$, ...

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### coordinate free foundations of trigonometry [closed]

What axioms for geometry and trigonometry would I have to chose in order to completely avoid coordinates in defining trig functions and showing the equivalence of their geometric (unit circle) and ...

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### Show that $(\sum_{k=1}^{n}x_{k}\cos{k})^2+(\sum_{k=1}^{n}x_{k}\sin{k})^2\le (2+\frac{n}{4})\sum_{k=1}^{n}x^2_{k}$

Let $x_{1},x_{2},\cdots,x_{n}>0$, show that
$$\left(\sum_{k=1}^{n}x_{k}\cos{k}\right)^2+\left(\sum_{k=1}^{n}x_{k}\sin{k}\right)^2\le \left(2+\dfrac{n}{4}\right)\sum_{k=1}^{n}x^2_{k}$$
This ...

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### A question on trig series

Assume $\{a_k\}_{k\ge1}$ is a real sequence such that $u(x) = \sum_{k\ge 1}a_k\sin(kx)$ is a smooth function, and for every $x \in [-\pi, \pi]$
$$\left(\sum_{k\ge 1}\frac{a_k}{k}\sin(kx)\right)\left(\...

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### Better trigonometrical inequalities for $\zeta(s)$?

The inequality $$3 + 4 \cos \theta + \cos 2 \theta \geq 0$$ plays a key role in the proof of the classical zero-free region of the Riemann zeta function. Are there other inequalities of the form
$$\...

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### Order of magnitude for trigonometric sum

Consider the following sum:
$$ S_N = \sum_{ \substack{ k_1 + k_2 + k_3 =N \\ -(N-2) \leq k_1, k_2 , k_3 \leq N \\ k_1, k_2 , k_3 \neq 0 } } \frac{1}{k_1 k_2 k_3} \sin\left( \frac{k_1\pi}{N} \right) \...

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### $\sin(\mu A)\cos(\mu B) + \sin(\mu C)\cos(\mu D) - \sin(\mu E)\cos(\mu F) \geq 0$ - Version 2.0

I recently asked this question here Inequality involving sine and cosine
It turned out that with the conditions I required there, the inequality does not hold. I tried to add extra conditions now, ...

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### Inequality involving sine and cosine

I am trying to prove that given $A,B,C,D,E,F \in \big]0,\frac{\pi}{2}\big]$ fixed and $A+C \geq E$ and the following equation holds for $\mu = 1$:
$$\sin(\mu A)\cos(\mu B) + \sin(\mu C)\cos(\mu D) - \...

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### A conjectural trigonometric identity

Recently, I formulated the following conjecture which seems novel.
Conjecture. For any positive odd integer $n$, we have the identity
$$\sum_{j,k=0}^{n-1}\frac1{\cos 2\pi j/n+\cos 2\pi k/n}=\frac{n^2}...

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### Trigonometric cancellation on the unit circle

Let $z \in \mathbb{C}$ with $|z|=1$ and $z\ne 1$. Now consider the sum
$$S(N,p)=\sum_{k=0}^N k^p z^k,$$
for some positive integers $N,p$.
An immediate upper bound on $|S(N,p)|$ is
$$|S(N,p)|\le C_1(...

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### Finite sum involving root of unity

I have the following sum:
$$\sum_{\sigma=1,\text{odd}}^{\frac{p}{2}-2}\frac{\sin \frac{r \sigma \pi}{p}}{\sin \frac{q \sigma \pi}{p}}$$
where $p\equiv2\pmod4$, $p$ and $q$ are coprime numbers such ...

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### The first zero-crossing of a combination of sines

Let $\{c_i\}_{i=1}^n$ be a sequence of real numbers such that $c_i \geq 0$ for each $i$ and $\sum_{i=1}^n c_i = 1$. Let $\omega_i \in [\delta, \Delta]$ for each $i$, where $\delta$ and $\Delta$ are ...

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### Asymptotic behavior of a certain trigonometric partial sum

Let $a<0$ and $b>0$ be real numbers such that $a<-2b$. Let $n>1$ be a positive integer and consider the following partial sum:
$$
f(n) = \frac{1}{(n+1)^2}\sum_{i=1}^{n}\sum_{j=1}^{n} (-1)^{...

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### Proof of an inequality $s_m(n) \le f_m(n)$

For fixed $m = 0, 1, 2, ...$
$$f_m(k) = \prod_{j=1}^{m}(k+j).$$
Some examples of $f_m(k)$ are as following:
$$f_0(k) = 1, \quad f_1(k) = (k+1), \quad f_2(k) = (k+1)(k+2).$$
The $s_m(n)$ is defined as ...

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### Inductive proof of $s(n)≤n+1$

I was able to conclude, numerically, the following:
$$s(n) = \sum_{j=0}^n\frac{(-4)^j}{(2j+1)!}\left(\sum_{k=j}^n\frac{(k+1)(2k+1)(k+j)!}{(k-j)!}\right)x^{2j+2}\le n+1$$
for $x\in[0,1]$. For example
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### Fejer-Jackson-like inequality with divisor sum

A question was recently asked about a generalization of the Fejer-Jackson inequality $$\sum_{k=1}^n \frac{\sin kx}{k}\gt 0 \quad \forall\: n\in\mathbb{Z}^+\: \text{and}\: 0\lt x\lt\pi$$
to ...

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### A uniform Riemann sum approximation of the integral of the Fejer kernels

Let $F_N(t)$ denote the Fejer kernel
$$F_N(t):={1\over N+1}{\sin^2\big({(N+1)}{t\over2}\big)\over \sin^2\big( {t\over2}\big)}\ .$$
Consider Riemann sums approximation for $\int_{-\pi}^\pi F_N(t) dt$ ...

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### Finding closed form expression for the roots of $f(x) = \sum_{i=1}^K \frac{\alpha_i \gamma_i \sin(x-\theta_i)}{1+\gamma_i[1+\cos(x-\theta_i) ]}$

Let us define function $f:[0~ 2\pi] \rightarrow R$ as follows:
\begin{align}
f(x)\triangleq \sum_{i=1}^K \frac{\alpha_i \gamma_i \sin(x-\theta_i)}{1+\gamma_i[1+\cos(x-\theta_i) ]},
\end{align}
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### Lower $L^1$ norm estimates of null average trigonometric polynomials depending on the order of the polynomial

Let $p(x)=\sum_{k=1}^m [a_k\cos(n_kx)+b_k\sin(n_kx)]$ be a null average trigonometric polynomial (null average means that is $\int_\mathbb T p =0$ or, equivalently, there are no $a_0$ and $b_0$). ...

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### Identities for Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind

While calculating an integral in a quantum mechanical problem by two different methods, I came across the following identity
$$\sum_{k=0}^n\sum_{m=0}^{2k}(-2)^m\binom{2(n-k)}{n-k}\binom{2k}{k}\binom{...

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### positive sum of sines

This was asked but never answered at MSE.
Let $f(x) = \sin(a_1x) + \sin(a_2x) + \cdots + \sin(a_nx)$, where the $a_i$'s
represent distinct positive integers. Suppose also that $f(x)$ satisfies the ...

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### How to evaluate this sum of roots of unity with condition to zero

In evaluating the sum:
$$\tag{1}\label{e1}\sum\limits_{j = 1 < h}^N {\left( {{e^{\frac{{i\pi }}{N}\left( {{s_1}j + {s_2}h} \right)}} - {e^{\frac{{i\pi }}{N}\left( {{s_1}h + {s_2}j} \right)}}} \...

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### Delaying the first zero of a trigonometric series

Let $a_1,\ldots,a_n \in [0,1], \omega_1,\ldots,\omega_n \in (0,+\infty)$, and define, for every $t \ge 0$,
$$
f(t) := \sum_{i = 1}^n a_i \sin(\omega_i t).
$$
I'm interested in trying to optimize the ...

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### Distribution of distances of successive zeros of $f(x)={\rm cos}(x)+{\rm cos}(\alpha x)+{\rm cos}(\beta x)$

Let $\alpha$ and $\beta$ be incommensurate real numbers.
Consider the function
$f(x)={\rm cos}(x)+{\rm cos}(\alpha x)+{\rm cos}(\beta x)$
and its positive zeros $x_k(\alpha,\beta)$.
Fix $\alpha$ and ...

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### Closed formula for sine powers

I am looking for a closed formula for the expressions
$$ \sum_{k=1}^{n-1} \sin\left(\pi \frac{k}{n}\right)^m,$$
with $n \in \mathbb{N}$ and $m \in \mathbb{N}$ odd.
Playing with these sums a bit, I ...

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### Something interesting about the quintic $x^5 + x^4 - 4 x^3 - 3 x^2 + 3 x + 1=0$ and its cousins

(Update):
Courtesy of Myerson's and Elkies' answers, we find a second simple cyclic quintic for $\cos\frac{\pi}{p}$ with $p=10m+1$ as,
$$F(z)=z^5 - 10 p z^3 + 20 n^2 p z^2 - 5 p (3 n^4 - 25 n^2 - 625) ...

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### Can we solve for $c$ in the equation $\sum\limits_{i=0}^{N-1} \exp\left(-jc\sin\left(\frac{2\pi i}{N}-\frac{\pi k}{N}\right)\right)=0$?

This question was posted on stackexchange, but with no response. So, I thought it appropriate to post it here too. Let $N\geq 1$ and $0\leq k\leq N-1$ be fixed numbers, and $c>0$ be unknown. ...

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### How to prove that the convergence of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\sec^a n}{n^c}$ implies that of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\csc^a n}{n^c}$

The most general thing I've gotten is that the absolute convergence of $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\csc^a (n + x)}{n^c}$$ implies that of $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\csc^a \left(\frac{m}{2} n + \...

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### Is this function $\mathbb{Q}$ periodic?

Considering a function $f$ exponentially decreasing at infinity, is the following function $\mathbb{Q}$ periodic ?
$$F(x)= \sum\limits_{q =1}^{\infty} \; \sum\limits_{n =1}^{\infty} \; \sum\...

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### Eigenvalues of partial Hankel matrices

I was wondering if there are closed formulas for the singularvalues of a partial Hankel matrix (by partial I mean $\ell<n$)
\begin{align*}
H=
\begin{bmatrix}
c_1 & c_2 & \ldots & c_\...

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### Summation of series involving $\sinh$ of a square root

Consider the following series:
$$
S = \sum_{\text{odd } n} \sum_{\text{odd } m} \frac{(-1)^{(n+m)/2}}{nm} \frac{\sinh( \pi \sqrt{n^2 + m^2}/2)}{\sinh( \pi \sqrt{n^2 + m^2})}
$$
From the physical ...

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### Boundedness of partial products for a divergent trig product

I am looking at a discrete dynamical system and I wish to show that it is bounded. I know that the displacement after $n$ iterations is given by the product
$$\Delta_n=\prod_{k=0}^n \left(1+\frac{2\...

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### Why hexagons? The maximal minimum of a sum of cosines on the plane with frequencies on the unit circle

We wish to maximize the minimum of a weighted sum of cosines in the plane, when the frequency components are on the unit circle. Formally:
$$\max_{\{ a_i,\theta_i,\phi_i \}_{i=1}^{N} } \min_{(x,y) \...

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### Maximal minimum for a sum of two (or more) cosines

Please prove (or disprove, and give the correct answer):
$$2 =\mathrm{argmax}_{r\geq 1}\min_{x\in \mathbb{R}}\left[\cos\left(x\right)+\cos\left(rx\right)\right]
$$
In other words, find $r \geq 1$, ...

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### Non-standard Gauss sums

I have the following problem. Let $p$ be some prime. What is the value of
\begin{equation}
\sum_{k=1}^{p-1} \left(\frac{k+1}{p}\right) \omega_p^{kl},
\end{equation}
where $\left(\frac{k+1}{p}\right)$ ...

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### About trigonometric series of the Lip $\alpha$ class

Assume we have a trigonometric series
$$
f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n\sin nx \in \text{Lip }\alpha, \, 0<\alpha <1.
$$
Is there anything we can say about the series
$$
g(x)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} |...

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### Linearizing a multifrequency signal

I have a component of a signal
$$\sin (k\omega_1t + \ell\omega_2t)$$
with wavenumbers $k, \ell \in \mathbb{Z}$, frequencies $\omega_1, \omega_2 \in \mathbb{R^+}$ and time $t \in \mathbb{R^+}$. (This ...

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### trigonometric sum and inequalities

let $x\in\mathbb{R}-\mathbb{Z}$ and $e(x)=e^{2\pi ix}$. If we have this sum $$\left|\overset{q}{\underset{h=1}{\sum}^{*}}e\left(h\, x\right)\underset{\underset{p\equiv h\,\textrm{mod}\, q}{p\leq N}}{\...

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### Chances for a cosine polynomial to be positive at a point

Let $k_1,\ldots,k_n$ be distinct integers. Let $s_n(t)=\cos (k_1t)+\cdots+\cos (k_nt)$ be a trigonometric sum. Consider any interval $I\subset [-\pi,\pi)$ of length $\delta=\delta(n)$. Let $\,U$ be a ...

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### Bounding expected value of maximum of dot product with random chirp

Let $\mathbf{x}\in\mathbb{C}^n$ with $\|\mathbf{x}\|=1$ with $n<\frac{N}{2}$. I am interested in a bound of the form
\begin{equation*}
\mathbb{E}\Big\{\max_{k\in\{1,2,\ldots,n\}}\Big|\sum_{a=1}^ne^{...

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### Concentration of weighted random chirp

I'm interested in seeing whether the following is true. Assume $u$ is uniform on $[0,1]$. For a fixed $x\in\mathbb{C}^n$ with $\|x\|_{2}=1$ we have
\begin{align*}
\mathbb{P}\Big\{\Big|\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}...