Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics that deals with the study of the relationship between the angles and sides of a right-angled triangle. Cosine is one of the primary trigonometric ratios which helps in calculating the ratio of base and hypotenuse. So, cos can be defined as the ratio of the length of the base to that of the length of the hypotenuse in a right-angled triangle.
Let us learn the cos double angle formula with its derivation and a few solved examples.
What is Cos Double Angle Formula?
We will use the formula of cos(A + B) to derive the cos double angle formula.
The double angle identity of cos x can be obtained by using the sum formula of cos (A + B).
We have cos (A + B) = cos A cos B - sin A sin B --- (1)