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# Pre-Calculus Formulas Flashcards

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### What does the Law of Sines state?

• Sin A/a = Sin B/b = Sin C/c (correct)
• Tan A/b = Tan B/a = Tan C/c
• A + B + C = 180 degrees
• a/Sin A = b/Sin B = c/Sin C (correct)
• ### What is the standard form of the Law of Cosines?

a^2 = b^2 + c^2 - 2bc cos A

### What is the formula for the area of an oblique triangle?

Area = 1/2(base)(height)

### What does Heron's Area Formula calculate?

<p>Area = √s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c), where s = (a + b + c)/2</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the trigonometric form of a complex number?

<p>a + bi = r(cosθ + i*sinθ)</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What does DeMoivre's Theorem state regarding powers of complex numbers?

<p>z^n = r^n(cos nθ + i sin nθ)</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the formula for the nth root of a complex number?

<p>nth root of r[cos(θ + 2πk)/n + i*sin(θ + 2πk)/n]</p> Signup and view all the answers

### The reciprocal identities include sin x = 1/csc x.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the Pythagorean identity for sin and cos?

<p>sin^2 x + cos^2 x = 1</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What does the Fibonacci Sequence define recursively?

<p>a_k = a_(k-2) + a_(k-1), where k &gt;= 2</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the formula for the sum of a finite arithmetic sequence?

<p>Sn = n/2 (a1 + an)</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the standard form for the nth term of an arithmetic sequence?

<p>an = dn + c, where d is the common difference.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Which formula gives the sum of an infinite geometric sequence?

<p>S = a1/(1 - r), if |r| &lt; 1</p> Signup and view all the answers

### The formula for polar coordinates includes x = r cos θ.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

## Study Notes

### Law of Sines

• Expresses the relationship between angles and sides in a triangle: Sin A/a = Sin B/b = Sin C/c.
• Can also be written in reciprocal form: a/Sin A = b/Sin B = c/Sin C.

### Law of Cosines

• Standard Form: a² = b² + c² - 2bc cos A, b² = a² + c² - 2ac cos B, c² = a² + b² - 2ab cos C.
• Alternative Form: Cos A = (b² + c² - a²) / (2bc), Cos B = (a² + c² - b²) / (2ac), Cos C = (a² + b² - c²) / (2ab).

### Area of an Oblique Triangle

• Height given by h = b sin A; area can be calculated using Area = 1/2(base)(height).
• Different forms of area: Area = 1/2(c)(bsinA), 1/2(a)(b)sinC, 1/2(a)(c)sinB.

### Heron's Area Formula

• Area of a triangle determined by side lengths a, b, c: Area = √s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c) where s = (a + b + c) / 2.

### Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number

• A complex number can be expressed as a = r cos θ and b = r sin θ, with r = √(a² + b²).
• Written as a + bi = r(cos θ + i sin θ) and tan θ = b/a.

### Product and Quotient of Two Complex Numbers

• Product: z1 z2 = r1 r2 [cos(θ1 + θ2) + i sin(θ1 + θ2)].
• Quotient: z1 / z2 = r1 / r2 [cos(θ1 - θ2) + i sin(θ1 - θ2)].

### Powers of Complex Numbers - DeMoivre's Theorem

• For a complex number z = r(cos θ + i sin θ) and integer n, z^n = r^n(cos(nθ) + i sin(nθ)).

### Nth Root of a Complex Number

• The complex number z = r(cos θ + i sin θ) has n distinct nth roots: nth root of r[cos(θ + 2πk/n) + i sin(θ + 2πk/n)], with k = 0, 1, 2,..., n - 1.

### Reciprocal Identities

• sin x = 1/csc x; csc x = 1/sin x.
• cos x = 1/sec x; sec x = 1/cos x.
• tan x = 1/cot x; cot x = 1/tan x.

### Quotient Identities

• tan x = sin x / cos x; cot x = cos x / sin x.

### Pythagorean Identities

• sin² x + cos² x = 1.
• tan² x + 1 = sec² x.
• 1 + cot² x = csc² x.

### Cofunction Identities

• sin (π/2 - x) = cos x; cos (π/2 - x) = sin x.
• tan (π/2 - x) = cot x; cot (π/2 - x) = tan x.
• sec (π/2 - x) = csc x; csc (π/2 - x) = sec x.

### Even/Odd Identities

• sin (-x) = -sin x; csc (-x) = -csc x.
• cos (-x) = cos x; sec (-x) = sec x.
• tan (-x) = -tan x; cot (-x) = -cot x.

### Triple Angle Formulas

• sin(3x) = 3sin x - 4sin³ x; cos(3x) = 4cos³ x - 3cos x.

### Sum and Difference Formulas

• For sin: sin(x + y) = sin x cos y + cos x sin y; sin(x - y) = sin x cos y - cos x sin y.
• For cos: cos(x + y) = cos x cos y - sin x sin y; cos(x - y) = cos x cos y + sin x sin y.
• For tan: tan(x + y) = (tan x + tan y) / (1 - tan x tan y); tan(x - y) = (tan x - tan y) / (1 + tan x tan y).

### Multiple Angle and Formulas

• sin(2x) = 2 sin x cos x; cos(2x) has three forms: cos² x - sin² x, 1 - 2sin² x, 2cos² x - 1.
• tan(2x) = (2 tan x) / (1 - tan² x).

### Power-Reducing Formulas

• sin² x = (1 - cos(2x)) / 2; cos² x = (1 + cos(2x)) / 2.
• tan² x = (1 - cos(2x)) / (1 + cos(2x)).

### Half-Angle Formulas

• sin(x/2) = ±√(1 - cos x) / 2; cos(x/2) = ±√(1 + cos x) / 2.
• tan(x/2) = (1 - cos x) / sin x or sin x / (1 + cos x).

### Product-to-Sum Formulas

• sin x sin y = 1/2 [cos(x - y) - cos(x + y)].
• cos x cos y = 1/2 [cos(x - y) + cos(x + y)].
• sin x cos y = 1/2 [sin(x + y) + sin(x - y)]; cos x sin y = 1/2 [sin(x + y) - sin(x - y)].

### Sum-to-Product Formulas

• sin x + sin y = 2sin((x + y)/2)cos((x - y)/2); sin x - sin y = 2cos((x + y)/2)sin((x - y)/2).
• cos x + cos y = 2cos((x + y)/2)cos((x - y)/2); cos x - cos y = -2sin((x + y)/2)sin((x - y)/2).

### The Fibonacci Sequence: A Recursive Sequence

• Defined recursively: a₀ = 1, a₁ = 1, aₖ = aₖ₋₂ + aₖ₋₁ for k ≥ 2.

### Factorial Notation

• Factorial of a positive integer n: n! = 1 × 2 × 3 × ... × n.
• Special case: 0! = 1.

### Summation Notation

• Sum of the first n terms: Σ (aᵢ) = a₁ + a₂ + a₃ + ... + aₙ, with i as the index of summation.

### Series

• Sum of the first n terms of a sequence called a finite series or partial sum: Sₙ = a₁ + a₂ + ... + aₙ = Σ (aᵢ).

### Infinite Series

• Sum of all terms in an infinite sequence: Σ (aᵢ) = a₁ + a₂ + a₃ + ... , represented as an infinite series.

### The nth Term of an Arithmetic Sequence

• Has the form: aₙ = d n + c, where d is the common difference, c = a₁ - d.

### The Sum of a Finite Arithmetic Sequence

• Given n terms, the sum is: Sₙ = n/2 (a₁ + aₙ).

### Geometric Sequences and Series

• A sequence is geometric if ratios of consecutive terms are constant. The common ratio r: a₂ / a₁ = a₃ / a₂ = ... .

### The nth Term of a Geometric Sequence

• Given by: aₙ = a₁ * r^(n-1), with r as the common ratio.

### The Sum of a Finite Geometric Sequence

• With common ratio r ≠ 1: Sₙ = Σ (a₁ r^(i - 1)) = a₁ (1 - rⁿ) / (1 - r).

### The Sum of an Infinite Geometric Sequence

• If |r| < 1, the sum S = a₁ / (1 - r); if |r| ≥ 1, the series diverges.

### Increasing Annuity

• A = P(1 + r/n)^(nt).

### Polar Coordinates

• Each point represented as (r, θ) in the polar plane: x = r cos θ, y = r sin θ.
• Relationship: tan θ = y/x and r² = x² + y².

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