# Even power of cosine and double factorial

• Mar 17th 2011, 10:32 AM
DSYEAY
Even power of cosine and double factorial
The first elementary paper i'm publising here (Hi)
Hope to hear some comments :)
• Mar 17th 2011, 11:36 AM
topsquark
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Originally Posted by DSYEAY
The first elementary paper i'm publising here (Hi)
Hope to hear some comments :)

Nice little integral. I looked over your methods and they were good. But I found it simpler to integrate by parts and that method was not mentioned at all.

-Dan
• Mar 17th 2011, 11:50 AM
Opalg
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Originally Posted by DSYEAY
The first elementary paper i'm publising here (Hi)
Hope to hear some comments :)

The paper is essentially correct, but there are some careless misprints. For a start, in the result at the start of the paper, the indices k and n are confused. The result $\displaystyle\int_0^{k\pi}\!\!\!\cos^{2n}\theta\,d \theta = \frac{(2k-1)!!}{(2k)!!}(k\pi)$ should read $\displaystyle\int_0^{k\pi}\!\!\!\cos^{2n}\theta\,d \theta = \frac{(2n-1)!!}{(2n)!!}(k\pi)$.

Next, in the statement of Lemma 1, $A_k$ has not yet been defined. You should always define your notation before starting to use it.

Finally, in the section Proving the theorem by Mathematical Induction (First case of Finite Induction), the integral should be equal to $\frac12\pi$, not $\frac12.$
• Mar 17th 2011, 09:26 PM
DSYEAY
Hi Opalg! :)

I will correct those mistake that i've made. I will also try to define those terms that i've used. Probably include a short abstract and talk also about second finite induction.

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Hi Dan :)