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Problem 59 Hard Difficulty

The German Mathematician Karl Weierstrass (1815-1897) noticed that the substitution $ t = \tan (\frac{x}{2}) $ will convert any rational function of $ \sin x $ and $ \cos x $ into an ordinary rational function of $ t $.
(a) If $ t = \tan (\frac{x}{2}) $ , $ -\pi < x < \pi $ , sketch a right triangle or use trigonometric identities to show that
$ \cos \left (\dfrac{x}{2} \right) = \dfrac{1}{\sqrt{1 + t^2}} $ and $ \sin \left (\dfrac{x}{2} \right) = \dfrac{t}{\sqrt{1 + t^2}} $
(b) Show that
$ \cos x = \dfrac{1 - t^2}{1 + t^2} $ and $ \sin x = \dfrac{2t}{1 + t^2} $
(c) Show that
$$ dx = \frac{2}{1 + t^2}\ dt $$


(a) $\frac{t}{\sqrt{1+t^{2}}}$
(b) $\frac{1-t^{2}}{1+t^{2}}$
(c) $\frac{2}{1+t^{2}} d t$


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