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In the given solution energy is given as

$$E=\dfrac{A^2}{2}\int_{-0.5T}^{0.5T}1+\cos\left(\dfrac{2\pi t}{T}\right)dt=\dfrac{1}{2}A^2T $$

Why does the rect function disappear?

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    $\begingroup$ Please change your image. It is very small and it is impossible to understand what does it mean. $\endgroup$ – SergV Oct 1 '15 at 11:07
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It is implicit in the integral. You compute it just from $-0.5T$ to $+0.5T$, where the $\mbox{rect}$ is constant and equal to 1.

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