Lesson Five: Other Trigonometric Graphs

Click here for a GSP sketch that allows you to manipulate and see the effects of changing a, b, c, and d, in the function f(x) = a tan(b(x-c))+d.

Click here for an applet that generates the tangent graph using the unit circle.

Begin with the first tab at the bottom left of the screen to see the effects of changing a, the second tab to see the effects of changing b, the third tab to see the effects of changing c, the fourth tab to see the effects of changing d, and the last tab to see the big picture.

The Reciprocal Functions

Here is a graph of csc x along with its reciprocal, sin x.

Here is a graph of sec x, along with its reciprocal, cos x.

Here is a graph of cot x, along with its reciprocal, tan x.

Summary of Basic Trigonometric Graph Properties

 Function Even/Odd Domain Range Period Vertical Asymptote sin x odd all x [ -1, 1 ] none cos x even all x [-1, 1 ] none tan x odd csc x odd sec x even cot x odd

Click here for a Graphing Calculator file showing graphs of all of the trigonometric functions.

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