Trigonometric identities
are equalities that involve trigonometric functionsthat are true for every single value of the occurring variables.Verifying an does not prove that two expressions form an identity forall values. For this, we must provide a
proof
.
The
Quotient Identities
are:When considering any type of trigonometric identity, we oftenmust also consider any
non-permissible values
.
Connect
LSRS
0.0175 0.01750.0349 0.03490.0523 0.05230.0698 0.06980.0872 0.08720.1045 0.1045
Identities can by verified either
numerically
(by substituting some
angle and evaluating “both sides”) or
graphically
. (By graphing bothsides of an identity)
(same graph)
While the
ReciprocalIdentities
are:
And the
PythagoreanIdentities
are:
Example:
Example: State the non-permissible values for
This is
Can’t divide by zero!
Undefined where , so
, with another restriction
every
In this topic we’ll use the
quotient
,
reciprocal
, and
Pythagorean
Identities to simplify and prove morecomplex identitie
s. (and it’s going to be fun)