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## Computing the value of sin(x)

I have a lab that I have been working on and just cannot figure out. If anyone had any input it would be greatly appreciated.

The lab is to: Develop a VI that computes the value of sin(x) at a given x using n terms of the series expansion of the sine function.

-Create a control which represents the value of n in the sin(x) equation

-Create an indicator to show the result of sin(x)

I have been playing around with loops and cannot figure it out.

Thanks

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## Re: Computing the value of sin(x)

The series expansion is a number of x-exponents and factors, right? According to your instruction you should use N of those.

So, make a list of the exponents and factors (actually you only need the factors), loop through them with N as loop counter and x^i * factor, sum up the result.

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## Re: Computing the value of sin(x)

Also, post the code you have. We will guide you, but not do the work entirely. 😉

Putnam
Certified LabVIEW Developer

Senior Test Engineer North Shore Technology, Inc.
Currently using LV 2012-LabVIEW 2018, RT8.5 LabVIEW Champion

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## Re: Computing the value of sin(x)

As a first step, find the taylor series expansion for sin(x). Do you have that?

@waltonj1 wrote:

I have been playing around with loops and cannot figure it out.

All you probably need is a single loop, not loops. Show us what you have and we can probably point you in the right direction.

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## Re: Computing the value of sin(x)

I read that but it did not help too much. Heres the series expansion $\sin x = \sum^{\infty}_{n=0} \frac{(-1)^n}{(2n+1)!} x^{2n+1} = x - \frac{x^3}{3!} + \frac{x^5}{5!} - \cdots\quad\text{ for all } x\!$

Here is the problem (#2) Here's what I have now. Please ignore the formula I have in the loop, I believe it is wrong... Message 5 of 26
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I see that the proper capitalization of LabVIEW is not being taught these days.... Message 6 of 26
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I always do the proper capitlization myself! You can see by the name of the file 🙂

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## Re: Computing the value of sin(x)

@waltonj1 wrote:

I read that but it did not help too much.

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## Re: Computing the value of sin(x)

How exactly do I go about that? Sorry...new

Thanks

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