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2012-11-26 Solving Basic Trig Equations and Graphing Basic Trig Functions

# 2012-11-26 Solving Basic Trig Equations and Graphing Basic Trig Functions

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Name:_____________________________ Date:__________________ Band:________ Precalculus | Packer Collegiate InstituteSolving Basic Trig Equations and Graphing Basic Trig Functions
Warm Up:
1.

Evaluate the following(a)

sin(30 )
o
(b)

tan(4 /3)

(c)

cos(90 )
o
(d)

sin(7 /4)

2.

Recall that when we related the
three basictrigonometric functions
to the
unit circle
, we sawthe connection that for an angle of

:
sin() _______) ______tan(___cos() ________
  

Section 1: Basic Trig Equations using the Unit Circle Plates
Take out your unit circle plates.1.

For angles
0 360
o o

, find all angles

which make the following equation true:
2sin( )2


[Hint: Think about which coordinate you are looking for on the unit circle plate…]


2.

For angles
0 2

, find all angles

which make the following equation true:
3cos( )2


3.

For angles
0 2

, find all angles

which make the following equation true:
tan( ) 3



2
4.

For angles
0 360
o o

, find all angles

which make the following equation true:
cos( ) 2


5.

For angles
0 360
o o

, find all angles

which make the following equation true:
sin( ) 1



Section 2: Basic Trig Equations without the Unit Circle Plates
Put away your unit circle plates.1. For the equation
1sin( )2

there are
two
values of

(for
0 360
o o

) that will make this equationtrue.What quadrants are thetwo angles in? How do youknow?What is the
reference angle
(the angle made to the x-axis) for these values?What are the
two
values of

that make theequation true?2. For the equation
tan( ) 1

there are
two
values of

(for
0 2

) that will make this equation true.What quadrants are thetwo angles in? How do youknow?What is the
reference angle
(the angle made to the x-axis) for these values?What are the
two
values of

that make theequation true?3. For the equation
cos( )

(where
0 360
o o

), what is the only value which can go into box whichyields only
one
solution for

? How do you know this equation has only one solution?

3
4. For the equation
cos( )

(where
0 360
o o

), provide a value which can go into box which yields
no
solutions for

? (Hint: There are an infinite number of values that can go into the box! Just find one!) How doyou know this equation has no solutions?
Section 3: Basic Trig Equations without Angle Restrictions
1. For the first question in the previous section, we stated that there were two values for

which made theequation true, if we restricted the angle

(where
0 360
o o

). However, if we do not make thatrestriction for

, there are an
infinite
number of values for

which make the equation true.(a) First, list four additional solutions.(b) Second, can you come up with a general way to represent
all
of the solutions?2. For the second question in the previous section, we stated that there were two values for

which madethe equation true, if we restricted the angle

(where
0 2

). However, if we do not make thatrestriction for

, there are an
infinite
number of values for

which make the equation true.(a) First, list four additional solutions.(b) Second, can you come up with a general way to represent
all
of the solutions?3. For the equation
cos( ) 1

, without any restrictions on the angle

, can you find a way to represent
all
of the solutions?