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HYPERBOLIC, INVERSE HYPERBOLIC & INVERSE TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS
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1.3: RECOGNIZE INVERSE TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS
1.3.1: Define Inverse Trigonometric Functions

The inverse functions of the trigonometric functions

Form of cos
-1
, cot
-1
, cosec
-1
, sec
-1
, sin
-1
, and tan
-1

The inverse trigonometric functions are given by:i.

y
= tan
-1
x
x
= tan
y
ii.

y
= sin
-1
x
x
= sin
y
iii.

y
= cos
-1
x
x
= cos
y
iv.

y
= cot
-1
x
x
= cot
y
v.

y
= cosec
-1
x
x
= cosec
y
vi.

y
= sec
-1
x
x
= sec
y

1.3.2: Find The Principal Values of Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Example (g)

Find the principal values of:i.

tan
-1
√
ii.

cos
-1
(-0.1587)iii.

cosec
-1
(1.11)
Solution:
i.

tan
-1
√
Step 1: Find the value using calculator (in degree
o
-1
√
=
30
o
ii.

cos
-1
(-0.1587) =
99.13
o
iii.

cosec
-1
(1.11) = sin
-1

=
64.277
o
1.3.3: Solve Equations Involving Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Example (h)

Simplify:i.




Try this!
Determine the principal value of the followingfunctions:a)

sin
-1
√
b)

tan
-1
(-0.45)c)

sin [cos
-1
(-0.6)]