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Ch 9: Saxon Calculus: Graphing Functions & Equations

About This Chapter

The Graphing Functions & Equations chapter of this Saxon Calculus Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Saxon Calculus textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about how to graph various types of functions.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Graphing Functions & Equations chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the calculus concepts you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the calculus topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • How to graph sine, cosine, tangent, cosecant, secant and cotangent functions
  • Graphing inverse, vector and reciprocal functions
  • Understanding logarithmic and exponential functions
  • Graphing piecewise functions and absolute values
  • Performing transformations and analysis of rational functions
  • Identifying greatest integer functions
  • How to graph parametric equations
  • Understanding and graphing conic sections, polar coordinates and more

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14 Lessons in Chapter 9: Saxon Calculus: Graphing Functions & Equations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Graphing Sine and Cosine

1. Graphing Sine and Cosine

Sine and cosine aren't just for triangles; they can also be waves. See them graphed on the unit circle and then learn how that translates into the sine and cosine waves.

Graphing the Tangent Function: Amplitude, Period, Phase Shift & Vertical Shift

2. Graphing the Tangent Function: Amplitude, Period, Phase Shift & Vertical Shift

Take a look at how the graph of a tangent function and how we can transform it by making a few small changes to its equation. This video shows how to graph the original function and explains its transformations.

Graphing the Cosecant, Secant & Cotangent Functions

3. Graphing the Cosecant, Secant & Cotangent Functions

After watching this video lesson, you will learn what the graphs of the cosecant, secant, and cotangent trigonometric functions look like. You will also learn how to see if these graphs are shifted or transformed.

Understanding and Graphing the Inverse Function

4. Understanding and Graphing the Inverse Function

If you use a function to map a to b, is there a way to go back from b to a again? Learn how to find and graph inverse functions so that you can turn a into b and back into a.

Behavior of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

5. Behavior of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to recognize exponential and logarithmic functions by looking at the end behavior of the graphs. You will also learn how the graphs change.

How to Graph an Absolute Value and Do Transformations

6. How to Graph an Absolute Value and Do Transformations

Absolute value graphs normally look like the letter 'V', but transformations can change that 'V' in a number of different ways. As well as teaching you how to graph absolute values, this video will focus on a specific group of transformations called translations. Learn all about what that means here!

How to Graph Piecewise Functions

7. How to Graph Piecewise Functions

Piecewise functions are specific functions that have more than one piece. There is a special trick to graphing these type of functions, which you will learn in this lesson.

Greatest Integer Function: Definition & Examples

8. Greatest Integer Function: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll examine the greatest integer function. We'll define this function through words and examples, and lastly, we'll take a look at different real world scenarios when this type of function can be used.

Graphing & Analyzing Rational Functions

9. Graphing & Analyzing Rational Functions

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to graph a rational function by analyzing its horizontal and vertical asymptotes. Learn to find how the graph behaves around the asymptotes.

Conic Sections in Polar & Parametric Forms

10. Conic Sections in Polar & Parametric Forms

After watching this video lesson, you will learn to distinguish between the standard form equations for conic sections, the parametric form equations and the polar form equations.

Reciprocal Functions: Definition, Examples & Graphs

11. Reciprocal Functions: Definition, Examples & Graphs

This lesson defines reciprocal functions and their general form. We'll look at examples of these types of functions and define their characteristics. We'll also examine how to use these characteristics to graph these types of functions.

Graphs of Parametric Equations

12. Graphs of Parametric Equations

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can go about graphing parametric equations. Learn the simplest way to graph parametric equations by eliminating the parameter.

Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

13. Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert any Cartesian coordinate point into a polar coordinate point. You will also learn how to plot these points.

Vector Functions: Definition, Examples & Graphing

14. Vector Functions: Definition, Examples & Graphing

In this lesson we define and graph vector functions. By working through several examples, you will learn how vector functions are expressed in terms of an external parameter.

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