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1 Trigonometric Functions The Unit Circle

2 Definition: A circle whose center is the origin and whose radius has a length of one. Based on the definition, give the coordinates for the x- and y- intercepts for the diagram below. (__, __) 1, 0 0, 1 -1, 0 0, -1

3 The Unit Circle Let’s determine the coordinates on the unit circle for a 45  angle. 45  (__, __) Drop the perpendicular from the point on the circle to the positive x-axis. What type of triangle is created? An isosceles right triangle What is the length of the hypotenuse? Why? 1 because it is a unit circle 1 What is the relationship between the hypotenuse and a leg of an isosceles right triangle? What is the length of each leg? What is the x-coordinate of the point? The y-coordinate?

4 The Unit Circle 135  (__, __) What would be the coordinates of the point on the circle if we draw a 135  angle? Explain. What would be the coordinates of the point on the circle if we draw a 225  angle? Explain. (__, __) 225 

5 The Unit Circle What would be the coordinates of the point on the circle if we draw a 315  angle? Explain. 315  (__, __) The same procedure can be used to find the coordinates for a 30  angle and a 60  angle. Visiting all quadrants would result in the following figure.

6 The Trigonometric Functions Let t be the measure of a central angle and let (x, y) be the point on the unit circle corresponding to t. The following are the definitions for the six trigonometric functions based on the unit circle.

7 The Trigonometric Functions Step 1: Identify the quadrant the terminal side of the angle is located. Step 2: Identify the coordinates that correspond with that angle. How to determine the trigonometric values for a given angle Ex. 1: Evaluate the six trigonometric functions for Quadrant I  Step 3: Follow the definitions

8 The Trigonometric Functions Ex. 2: Evaluate the six trigonometric functions for Step 1: Identify the quadrant the terminal side of the angle is located. Quadrant II Step 2: Identify the coordinates that correspond with that angle. Step 3: Follow the definitions

9 The Trigonometric Functions Ex. 2: Evaluate the six trigonometric functions for In this problem the value of the angle exceeds 2 . Find the coterminal angle whose value lies between 0 and 2  Step 1: Identify the quadrant the terminal side of the angle is located. Quadrant I Step 2: Identify the coordinates that correspond with that angle. Step 3: Follow the definitions

10 The Trigonometric Functions Recapping for evaluating the six trigonometric functions for any given angle. If the given angle does not lie between 0 and 2 , find its simplest positve coterminal angle and use that value. Identify the quadrant the terminal side for the given angle lies. Determine the coordinates on the unit circle for the given angle. Follow the definitions for the six trigonometric functions.

11 Even and Odd Trig Functions What is an even function? An even function is when one substitutes a negative value into the original function and the outcome is the same as its positive value. f (- x) = f (x) Ex. f (x) = x 2 f (2) = 2 2 = 4 f (-2) = (-2) 2 =4 Therefore, f (-2) = f (2) and f (x) = x 2 is an even function.

12 Even and Odd Trig Functions What is an odd function? An odd function is when one substitutes a negative value into the original function and the outcome is the opposite of its positive value. f (- x) = - f (x) Ex. f (x) = x 3 f (2) = 2 3 = 8 f (-2) = (-2) 3 = - 8 Therefore, f (-2) = - f (2) and f (x) = x 3 is an odd function.

13 Even and Odd Functions Let’s determine whether or not the sine function is even or odd. f(x) = sin x What is the sin 30  ? What is the sin (- 30  )? sin (- 30  ) = - sin (30  ) sin (- 30  ) = -( ½ ) = - ½ Because the sin (- 30  ) = - sin (30  ), the sine function is odd. sin (-x) = - sin x ½ - ½

14 Even and Odd Trig Functions Lets determine whether the cosine function is even or odd. f (x) = cos x What is the cos 60  ? What is the cos (- 60  )? cos (- 60  ) = cos 60  cos (- 60  ) = ½ Because the cos (- 60  ) equals cos 60 , cosine is an even function cos (- x) = cos x ½ ½

15 Even and Odd Trig Functions Determine what the other 4 trig functions are – even or odd tan (x)  csc (x)  sec (x)  cot (x)  odd function even function

16 Evaluating Trig Fuctions with a Calculator Steps Set the calculator into the correct mode Casio From the MENU select RUN Press SHIFT, then MENU (above MENU you should see SET UP) Scroll down and highlight Angle Select F1 for Deg, Select F2 for Rad Press EXE (Blue key at bottom of calculator) Type the measure of the angle into the calculator Press EXE

17 Evaluating Trig Fuctions with a Calculator Using the calculator find the values for the following (round to 4 decimal places) : 1. sin 214  2. tan (-175  ) 3. cos 5  /9 4. sin 14  /

18 Evaluating Trig Fuctions with a Calculator To evaluate cosecant, secant, or cotangent on the calculator, follow these steps: Casio Make sure you are in the right mode (degree or radian) In parentheses type the trig function on the calculator that is the reciprocal function of the one being evaluated. On the outside of the parentheses, press SHIFT, then ). A - 1 should appear next to the parentheses. Example: Evaluate csc 40  Make sure you are in the degree mode. Type into the calculator (sin 40  ) Press SHIFT, then ). Your screen should now read (sin 40  ) - 1 Press EXE. Your answer should be

19 Using the calculator find the values for the following (round to 4 decimal places) : 1. sec 297  2. cot 19  /12 3. csc ( ) 4. sec  / Ma ERROR - WHY?

20 4.2 Trigonometric Fuctions: The Unit Circle Can you Sketch the unit circle and place key angles and coordinates on it? Explain how these coordinates are derived using either 30 , 45 , or 60  ? Determine the trig value for certain angles using the unit circle? Explain why a trig function is either even or odd? Evaluate a trig function using the calculator?


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