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Re: How Expand?

On 8/24/2012 4:08 AM, news wrote:
> Hi folks,
> How can I expand the following :
> [ 1 + cos(x) + i sin(x) ]^3
> to obtain;
> 8 cos(x/2)^3 [cos(3x/2)+ i sin(3x/2)]
> Thanks a lot.
> Max.

can you write things using Mathematica synatx to
be sure one knows what you mean? The above is not
valid syntax.

Also, is 'i' above the Mathematica I or something else?

Either way, try to use ()^3 instead of []^3 and also lookup
the Trig->True option to Simplify.


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