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    Smile Explain working

    Seek explanation of getting the second line, = 8(\pi+ \frac{\pi}{2}) - (0).

    A=8 \left [\theta + 2sin\theta + \frac{\theta}{2} + \frac{sin2\theta}{4} \right ]^\pi_0

    = 8(\pi+ \frac{\pi}{2}) - (0)

    =8 \pi + 4 \pi = 12\pi Ans


    I know that sin2 \theta = 2sin \theta cos \theta

    so that,

     2sin \theta + \frac{sin2 \theta}{4} = 2sin\theta + \frac{2sin \theta cos \theta}{4}

     =2sin \theta \left ( 1 + \frac {cos \theta}{4} \right )

    ............................

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashura View Post
    Seek explanation of getting the second line, = 8(\pi+ \frac{\pi}{2}) - (0).

    A=8 \left [\theta + 2sin\theta + \frac{\theta}{2} + \frac{sin2\theta}{4} \right ]^\pi_0

    = 8(\pi+ \frac{\pi}{2}) - (0)

    =8 \pi + 4 \pi = 12\pi Ans


    I know that sin2 \theta = 2sin \theta cos \theta

    so that,

     2sin \theta + \frac{sin2 \theta}{4} = 2sin\theta + \frac{2sin \theta cos \theta}{4}

     =2sin \theta \left ( 1 + \frac {cos \theta}{4} \right )
    Hello, Ashura,

    you only have to remember that \sin(0)=\sin(\pi)=\sin(2\cdot\pi)=...=0

    thus when you plug in pi all summands containing the sine function will become zero and when you plug in zero even the theta-summands will become zero too.

    EB
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    Thanks, I understand the 0 result when 0 is pluged in for theta. I'm not seeing how the  \left (\pi + \frac {\pi}{2} \right ) result is reached when pi is plugged in for theta. That's what I was trying to work out in the last 2 lines of my post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashura View Post
    8 \left [\theta + 2sin\theta + \frac{\theta}{2} + \frac{sin2\theta}{4} \right ] for \theta = \pi
    8 \left [\pi + 2sin\pi + \frac{\pi}{2} + \frac{sin2\pi}{4} \right ]

    As Earboth mentioned:
    sin\pi = 0
    sin2\pi = 0

    So:
    8 \left [\pi + 0 + \frac{\pi}{2} + \frac{0}{4} \right ]

    8 \left [\pi + \frac{\pi}{2} \right ]

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    Thanks, didn't realize that sin \, \pi was really 0.
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