Other Trigonometric Functions: Cotangent, Secant & Cosecant


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Which of the following is a good definition for the secant function?

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1. The cotangent is the reciprocal of which function?

2. The cosecant is the reciprocal of which function?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of secant, cosecant and cotangent. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definition of secant function and reciprocals of functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Definition of secant function, cotangent and cosecant
  • Reciprocal of cotangent
  • Reciprocal of cosecant

Skills Practiced

Test the following skills by completing the quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related math lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the secant function and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about secants, cosecants and cotangents

Additional Learning

To learn more about secant, cosecant and cotangent, review the corresponding lesson titled Other Trigonometric Functions: Cotangent, Secant & Cosecant. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what trigonometric functions are
  • Differentiate between secant, cosecant, and cotangent
  • Explain how reciprocals fit into an understanding of trigonometric functions