Cos 3pi
The value of cos 3pi is 1. Cos 3pi radians in degrees is written as cos ((3π) × 180°/π), i.e., cos (540°). In this article, we will discuss the methods to find the value of cos 3pi with examples.
 Cos 3pi: 1
 Cos (3pi): 1
 Cos 3pi in degrees: cos (540°)
What is the Value of Cos 3pi?
The value of cos 3pi is 1. Cos 3pi can also be expressed using the equivalent of the given angle (3pi) in degrees (540°).
We know, using radian to degree conversion, θ in degrees = θ in radians × (180°/pi)
⇒ 3pi radians = 3pi × (180°/pi) = 540° or 540 degrees
∴ cos 3pi = cos 3π = cos(540°) = 1
Explanation:
For cos 3pi, the angle 3pi > 2pi. We can represent cos 3pi as, cos(3pi mod 2pi) = cos(pi). For cos 3pi, the angle 3pi lies on the negative xaxis. Thus, cos 3pi value = 1
Since the cosine function is a periodic function, we can represent cos 3pi as, cos 3pi = cos(3pi + n × 2pi), n ∈ Z.
⇒ cos 3pi = cos 5pi = cos 7pi , and so on.
Note: Since, cosine is an even function, the value of cos(3pi) = cos(3pi).
Methods to Find Value of Cos 3pi
The value of cos 3pi is given as 1. We can find the value of cos 3pi by:
 Using Trigonometric Functions
 Using Unit Circle
Cos 3pi in Terms of Trigonometric Functions
Using trigonometry formulas, we can represent the cos 3pi as:
 ± √(1sin²(3pi))
 ± 1/√(1 + tan²(3pi))
 ± cot(3pi)/√(1 + cot²(3pi))
 ±√(cosec²(3pi)  1)/cosec(3pi)
 1/sec(3pi)
Note: Since 3pi lies on the negative xaxis, the final value of cos 3pi is 1.
We can use trigonometric identities to represent cos 3pi as,
 cos(pi  3pi) = cos(2pi)
 cos(pi + 3pi) = cos 4pi
 sin(pi/2 + 3pi) = sin 7pi/2
 sin(pi/2  3pi) = sin(5pi/2)
Cos 3pi Using Unit Circle
To find the value of cos 3π using the unit circle, represent 3pi in the form (1 × 2pi) + pi [∵ 3pi>2pi] ∵ cosine is a periodic function, cos 3pi = cos pi.
 Rotate ‘r’ anticlockwise to form pi or 3pi angle with the positive xaxis.
 The cos of 3pi equals the xcoordinate(1) of the point of intersection (1, 0) of unit circle and r.
Hence the value of cos 3pi = x = 1
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Examples Using Cos 3pi

Example 1: Find the value of (cos² 3pi/2  sin² 3pi/2). [Hint: Use cos 3pi = 1]
Solution:
Using the cos 2a formula,
(cos² 3pi/2  sin² 3pi/2) = cos(2 × 3pi/2) = cos 3pi
∵ cos 3pi = 1
⇒ (cos² 3pi/2  sin² 3pi/2) = 1 
Example 2: Simplify: 8 (cos(3pi)/sin(7pi/2))
Solution:
We know cos 3pi = sin 7pi/2
⇒ 8 cos(3pi)/sin(7pi/2) = 8 (cos(3pi)/cos(3pi))
= 8(1) = 8 
Example 3: Using the value of cos 3pi, solve: (1sin²(3pi)).
Solution:
We know, (1sin²(3pi)) = (cos²(3pi)) = 1
⇒ (1sin²(3pi)) = 1
FAQs on Cos 3pi
What is Cos 3pi?
Cos 3pi is the value of cosine trigonometric function for an angle equal to 3π radians. The value of cos 3pi is 1.
How to Find the Value of Cos 3pi?
The value of cos 3pi can be calculated by constructing an angle of 3π radians with the xaxis, and then finding the coordinates of the corresponding point (1, 0) on the unit circle. The value of cos 3pi is equal to the xcoordinate (1). ∴ cos 3pi = 1.
What is the Value of Cos 3pi in Terms of Cosec 3pi?
Since the cosine function can be represented using the cosecant function, we can write cos 3pi as [√(cosec²(3pi)  1)/cosec 3pi].
What is the Value of Cos 3pi in Terms of Cot 3pi?
We can represent the cosine function in terms of the cotangent function using trig identities, cos 3pi can be written as cot(3pi)/√(1 + cot²(3pi)).
How to Find Cos 3pi in Terms of Other Trigonometric Functions?
Using trigonometry formula, the value of cos 3pi can be given in terms of other trigonometric functions as:
 ± √(1sin²(3pi))
 ± 1/√(1 + tan²(3pi))
 ± cot(3pi)/√(1 + cot²(3pi))
 ±√(cosec²(3pi)  1)/cosec(3pi)
 1/sec(3pi)
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