Graphing Sine and Cosine


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Which of the following graphs represents y = sin(x)?

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1. Which of the following graphs represents y = cos(x)?

2. What is the period of the sine wave?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on what a particular wave will look like at least in two dimensions, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of graphing sine and cosine. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding which graph represents y=sin(x) as well as knowing which represents y=cos(x) in given graphs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Graph representing y=sin(x)
  • Finding the y=cos(x) in given graphs
  • Period of the sine wave
  • Amplitude of the cosine wave
  • Characteristics of the unit circle

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of the unit circle rational and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve various sine and cosine problems
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as sine and cosine of a wave

Additional Learning

To learn more about how a circle factors into a wave, review the corresponding lesson Graphing Sine and Cosine. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what a unit circle is
  • Understand what a sine wave is
  • Identify the difference between a sine and cosine wave
  • Describe how a unit circle creates the wave
  • Appreciate the period and amplitude of a wave