TrigFactor

TrigFactor[expr]

factors trigonometric functions in expr.

Details

  • TrigFactor operates on both circular and hyperbolic functions.
  • TrigFactor splits up sums and integer multiples that appear in arguments of trigonometric functions, and then factors resulting polynomials in trigonometric functions, using trigonometric identities when possible.
  • TrigFactor automatically threads over lists, as well as equations, inequalities, and logic functions.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

Factor into a product of terms:

Scope  (2)

TrigFactor operates on hyperbolic trigonometric functions:

Applications  (1)

Solve a trigonometric polynomial equation:

Reduce it to elementary trigonometric equations:

Properties & Relations  (2)

Compare TrigExpand, TrigReduce, and TrigFactor on the same expression:

TrigFactor threads elementwise over lists, inequalities, equations, and logical operations:

Possible Issues  (1)

A trigonometric expression can be factored in many different ways:

Introduced in 1996
 (3.0)
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Updated in 2007
 (6.0)