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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are the steps for graphing sine and cosine transformations?
- What are the steps for graphing tangent function, including amplitude, phase and period?
- How do I to use graphs to find trigonometric identity?
- How can I use graphs to solve trigonometric equations?
1. Graphing Sine and Cosine Transformations
What happens when we take the sine and cosine wave and transform them? They get bigger, smaller, faster and slower. Find out how in this lesson on sine and cosine wave transformations.
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.
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.
4. Using Graphs to Determine Trigonometric Identity
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use graphs to determine whether an equation is a trigonometric identity or not. Learn what you need to look for to determine this.
5. Solving a Trigonometric Equation Graphically
How can you show someone that you have the right answer? This video lesson will show you how you can do this for a trigonometric equation. Learn what you need to watch for and how to get your answers.
6. How to Graph cos(x)
The cosine function shows up often in mathematics, so being familiar with it is very useful. We will learn how to graph cos(x) using its various properties, and we'll look at how to use the graph of the sine function to create the graph of cos(x).
7. How to Graph 1-cos(x)
Let's see how to graph 1 - cos(x). We'll do this using transformations of the function cos(x). After graphing 1 - cos(x), let's dig a little deeper into transformations of functions, and see how useful they are in graphing seemingly complex functions.
8. How to Find the Period of a Trig Function
Read this lesson to learn how you can find the period of any trig function you are given. You'll see how the period changes when dealing with cosine and sine functions versus tangent and cotangent functions.
9. How to Find the Phase Shift of a Trig Function
As long as your trig function is written in standard form, you can easily find your phase shift. You just need to know which two numbers to look at and how to combine them.
10. How to Find the Vertical Shift of a Trig Function
In this how-to lesson, you'll learn how you can find the vertical shift of any trig function easily just by looking at one particular number in the whole function.
11. How to Find the Frequency of a Trig Function
In this lesson, we explore how to determine the frequency of trigonometric functions. In addition to the sine function, we will look at cosine, tangent, cotangent, cosecant, and secant.
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