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Analysis of the voltage in a hairdryer involves terms of the form \sin(nwt-90^{\circ}), where n is a positive integer, w is the frequency of the volta

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asked 2021-05-22

Analysis of the voltage in a hairdryer involves terms of the form\( \sin(nwt-90^{\circ})\), where n is a positive integer, w is the frequency of the voltage, and t is time. Use an identity to simplify this expression.

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2021-05-23
We know that:
\(\displaystyle{\sin{{\left(\alpha-\beta\right)}}}={\sin{\alpha}}{\cos{\beta}}-{\cos{\alpha}}{\sin{\beta}}\)
Therefore,
\(\displaystyle{\sin{{\left({n}{w}{t}-{90}^{{\circ}}\right)}}}={\sin{{\left({n}{w}{t}\right)}}}{\cos{{\left({90}^{{\circ}}\right)}}}-{\cos{{\left({n}{w}{t}\right)}}}{\sin{{\left({90}^{{\circ}}\right)}}}={\sin{{\left({n}{w}{t}\right)}}}{\left({0}\right)}-{\cos{{\left({n}{w}{t}\right)}}}{\left({1}\right)}=-{\cos{{\left({n}{w}{t}\right)}}}\)
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