Ch 11: Graph Symmetry

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons and learn about the symmetrical arrangements that occur in mathematical graphs. These easy-to-follow lessons are just a portion of our online study guide and video collection.

Graph Symmetry - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In math, the term symmetry refers to the identical shapes found on either side of a line or plane, as well as the numerical relationships in an equation or a function. Although symmetry is typically associated with geometry, the expression can also be applied to the mathematical graphs used in algebra and calculus. For example, you might use a graph to depict a quadratic equation and diagram a parabola, or the curve of an open plane. In calculus, a graph can be used to determine if a mathematical function is even or odd.

In this chapter, the instructor will use easy-to-follow illustrations and language to help you understand the graphing concepts found in an advanced high school algebra or precalculus course. After you've finished watching the tutorials and taking the online self-assessment quizzes, you should be able to identify and illustrate symmetry:

  • About the x-axis and y-axis on a graph
  • About the origin on a graph
  • Within odd and even functions

Recognizing Symmetry Graphically, Algebraically and Numerically about the X-axis and Y-axis Detect symmetry graphically, numerically and algebraically.
Recognizing Symmetry Graphically, Algebraically and Numerically about the OriginDetect symmetry graphically, numerically and algebraically.
Even and Odd FunctionsDefine even and odd functions algebraically. Identify even and odd functions graphically.

Chapter Practice Exam
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