1 + 1 Simplified

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Every new engineer must learn early that it is never in good taste to designate the sum of two quantities in the form:

1 + 1 = 2      (eq. 1)

We all know from higher mathematics that:

1 = ln e,  and    1 = sin2 x + cos2 x   (eq. 2a, 2b)

further:       2 =      (eq. 3)

Therefore, Eq.(1) can be expressed more scientifically as:

ln e + (sin2 x + cos2 x) =       (eq. 4)

This may be further simplified by use of the identities:

      and            (eq. 5)

Eq.(2) may therefore be rewritten:

     (eq. 6)

It should by now be clear that Eq.(6) is a much more exact form of Eq.(1). Further proof, if needed, is left for the reader.

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