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# Unit

6: Explore Analytic
Trigonometry

## Target 6.1, Day 1

EVALUATE INVERSE TRIGONOMETRIC
FUNCTIONS (S7.1 AND S7.2)

## Recall that we can use inverse trigonometric functions to nd

the missing ________________ of right triangles.
Find .

2
1

30 o

150 o

390 o

330 o

## Because there are _________________ possible angles whose sine is

, we need to ________________ the domain of our trig functions
in order to get one answer (and therefore ensure our inverse trig
functions are indeed functions).

## Lets look at this graphically

with the sine function. Do
you see why we have innite
possible angles?

## But what if we only look at the restricted

domain of the sine graph shown in blue.
Now how many angles are possible?

## We will also use a restricted domain for the cosine function.

Now that we only have one output (ratio) for one input (angle), we
can look at the inverses of the trig functions. Recall that inverse
functions ______________ domain and range and are symmetrical

## How to evaluate an inverse trig functions without using a calculator

Is x (the side ratio) in
the domain?

No

Yes
Is the ratio
positive (or 0)?

Undened

No
determining which
negative ratio

Yes
Look up the
angle in your
chart

## Find the exact value of the expression. If there is no value, say it is

undened. Do not use a calculator.
1
1
" 5%
tan (1)
sin \$ '
#4&
Remember, youre trying to nd an
angle (in the restriction) whose
tangent is equal to 1.

Why?

" 3%
cos \$ '
# 2 &

sin

(1)

tan

( 3 )

## Similar restrictions exist when working with the inverses of the

reciprocal functions (csc, sec, and cot). However, well keep it
simple(r) and just use reciprocals* to rewrite the expressions and
proceed as normal.
Find the exact value of the expression. If there is no value, say it is
undened. Do not use a calculator.

csc

(2)

sec

( 2 )

cot

(1)

*cot-1 actually has a range that matches up to cos-1 NOT tan-1. (I know, weird). To avoid this, well only
work with cot-1 in the rst quadrant, where this wont matter.

## Use a calculator to nd the approximate value of the expression

rounded to two decimal places. If there is no value, say it is
undened.

cos

sin

(0.8231)

(2 )

tan

" 6%
sec \$ '
# 5&

cot

(2)

(3)

## Warm Up 6.1, Day 2

Find the exact value of the expression. If there is no value, say
undened. Do not use a calculator.
1
1
1
" 1%
" 3%
cot
3
sin \$ '
cos \$ '
# 2&
# 2 &

( )

## Use a calculator to nd the approximate value of the expression

rounded to two decimal places. If there is no value, say undened.
1
1
1
"1%
sin (3)
sec (3)
cot \$ '
#2&

## Unit 6: Explore Analytic

Trigonometry
Target 6.1, Day 2
EVALUATE COMPOSITE TRIG
FUNCTIONS, PART A (S7.1)

## Today we will take a look at two types of composite trigonometric

functions. They will come in one of the following forms

sin (sin x )
1

or

cos

(cos x )

No

Undened

in the domain of
the inverse
function?

Yes
The trig
functions cancel
out. x is your

## Find the exact value of the composite function. If there is no value,

say it is undened. Do not use a calculator.

cos ( cos1 )

(
+
"
%
5
tan *tan 1 \$ '*)
# 3 &-,

## When the inverse is outside the composite function, can we just

cancel out the functions? Try it! Use a calculator to verify your
results.

" %
sin \$ sin '
# 4&
1

sin 1 (sin )

## When the inverse is on the outside of the composite function

No

Is x (the angle)
in the restricted
domain of the
original trig
function?

## 1. Find reference angle

2. Put angle in appropriate Quadrant
based on sign (+ or -)
3. Re-measure angle

Yes
The trig
functions cancel
out. x is your

Notice that even if we are NOT in the domain of the original trig
function, the answer isnt undened. Why can we still get an

calculator.

"
5 %
cos \$ cos '
#
8 &
1

" 10 %
sin \$ sin
'
#
9 &
1

## Verify your results using a calculator.

( " 3 %+
tan *tan \$ ') # 4 &,
1