# Cosine Function is Even/Proof 1

## Theorem

$\map \cos {-z} = \cos z$

That is, the cosine function is even.

## Proof

Recall the definition of the cosine function:

$\displaystyle \cos z = \sum_{n \mathop = 0}^\infty \left({-1}\right)^n \frac {z^{2 n} } {\left({2 n}\right)!} = 1 - \frac {z^2} {2!} + \frac {z^4} {4!} - \cdots$
$\forall n \in \N: z^{2 n} = \paren {-z}^{2 n}$

The result follows.

$\blacksquare$