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Trigonometric Identities - Chapter Summary
One glance at the formulas for trigonometric identities is enough to intimidate almost anyone, but there's no need to worry. The professional instructors of these lessons break them down for you by first illustrating the connection between the Pythagorean theorem and basic trigonometric identities. They also show you how these Pythagorean identities can be used to understand additional identities. Use the lessons in this chapter to learn about:
- Listing basic and alternate trigonometric identities
- Using Pythagorean, reciprocal and double-angle identities
- Applying power reducing, half-angle and difference identities
- Working with product-to-sum and sum-to-product identities
- Proving and using trigonometric identities
1. Trigonometric Identities: Definition & Uses
Trigonometric identities are equations that are always true for trigonometric functions. Learn about the definition and kinds of trigonometric identities and explore the uses of trigonometric identities through examples.
Trig Identities Flashcards
What are trigonometric identities? What different types of identities exist? How do you know which one to use and when? Why do we have to know these identities? Check out this flashcard set to find out!
3. List of the Basic Trig Identities
The fundamental trigonometric identities are equations applicable to triangles with a right angle. Discover the trigonometric identities established using sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, and cosecant functions, and learn their use and applications.
4. Alternate Forms of Trigonometric Identities
Discover how alternate forms of trigonometric identities can be used to present true statements. Review trigonometric identities before delving into alternate forms of trig definitions and half angle identities while using alternate forms.
5. Pythagorean Identities: Uses & Applications
Pythagorean identities are trigonometric functions derived from the Pythagorean theorem. Learn about the uses and applications of Pythagorean identities, and solve trigonometric problems using Pythagorean identities.
6. Reciprocal Identities: Uses & Applications
Reciprocal identities refer to the inverse of trigonometric functions. Learn about the uses and applications of reciprocal identities and check out examples of using reciprocal identities in simplifying trigonometric problems.
7. Double-Angle Identities: Uses & Applications
Double-angle identities are similar to half-angle identities, as they are true statements about double-angles. Learn to use and apply these identities to two example problems.
8. Half-Angle Identities: Uses & Applications
Half-angle identities are simply true statements about half-angles that can simplify certain trigonometry problems. Learn the ways these identities are used and applied through two example scenarios provided.
9. Product-to-Sum Identities: Uses & Applications
Product-to-sum identities are true trig statements that express products of trigonometric functions as sums. Learn more about product-to-sum identities, including their uses and applications. Also, have a look at two examples.
10. Sum-to-Product Identities: Uses & Applications
The four sum-to-product identities are statements that explain how two trig functions can be summed or subtracted to form a product. Learn how to use and apply each of these four identities in rewriting and simplifying exampled trig functions.
11. Verifying a Trigonometric Equation Identity
Trigonometric equation identity, or whether an equation that is true, can be determined or verified by utilizing specific trig identities. Learn some basic identities, and how they apply in provided examples.
12. Applying the Sum & Difference Identities
Discover how to apply the sum and difference identities in trigonometry which are used to find sine, cosine, and the tangent of two given angles. Review the sum and difference identities before taking a closer look at two examples.
13. How to Prove & Derive Trigonometric Identities
Discover how to prove and derive trigonometric identities to make true statements about trigonometric functions. Review trigonometric identities and understand how to derive the tangent, the double-angle identities, and the half-angle identities.
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