I hate to look stupid, but my trig is a bit rusty... csc^{2}x is the same thing as (csc x)^{2}, correct?
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Originally Posted by infraRed I hate to look stupid, but my trig is a bit rusty... csc^{2}x is the same thing as (csc x)^{2}, correct? Yes, $\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} \textrm{trig function}\, ^n{(x)} \end{align*}$ is shorthand for $\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} \left[ \textrm{trig function}\,(x) \right]^n \end{align*}$.
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