Chapter 2: Graphing Trigonometric Functions
Chapter Outline
 2.1. Radian Measure
 2.2. Applications of Radian Measure
 2.3. Circular Functions of Real Numbers
 2.4. Translating Sine and Cosine Functions
 2.5. Amplitude, Period and Frequency
 2.6. General Sinusoidal Graphs
 2.7. Graphing Tangent, Cotangent, Secant, and Cosecant
Chapter Summary
Chapter Summary
In this chapter we learned about another way to measure degrees, called radians. Radians are based off of the unit circle, which is a circle with a radius of one. Because all circles are similar, it doesn’t matter which one we use to measure radians, the ratios will always reduce to be the same. Therefore, we can now graph the six trigonometric functions on the
Vocabulary
 Amplitude

A dilation on the
y− value of a trigonometric function.A is multiplied by the function, to make it stretch or shorten.
 Angular Velocity
 The velocity of rotation, measured in radians.
 Arc Length

The length of a portion of the circumference of a circle. The formula is
θ⋅2πr , whereθ is the corresponding central angle, in radians.
 Circular Function
 The collective term for a function that can be defined by the unit circle.
 Critical Angle(s)

Any angle that is a multiple of
30∘ or45∘ .
 Dilation
 A transformation that changes the size of an object or function.
 Frequency

The number of times the graph repeats in
2π orπ for tangent and cotangent.
 Period
 The distance it takes a graph to complete one phase.
 Phase Shift

The shift, or translation, in the
x− direction of a trigonometric function. Also called a horizontal translation.
 Radian

An alternate way to measure degrees, defined by the arc length on a circle that is equal to the radius.
360∘=2π radians.
 Sector

The area of a portion of a circle. The formula is
θ⋅πr2 , whereθ is the central angle, measured in radians.
 Transformation
 Any change made to an object or graph. Transformations can either be dilations or translations.
 Translation
 Either a vertical or horizontal movement of an object or function.
 Vertical Shift
 The vertical translation of a function.
Review Questions
 Convert
160∘ to radians.  Convert
11π12 to degrees.  Find the exact value of
cos3π4 .  Find all possible answers in radians, between
0<θ<2π:tanθ=3√  This is an image of the state flag of Colorado
It turns out that the diameter of the gold circle is
13 the total height of the flag (the same width as the white stripe) and the outer diameter of the red circle is23 of the total height of the flag. The angle formed by the missing portion of the red band isπ4 radians. In a flag that is 66 inches tall, what is the area of the red portion of the flag to the nearest square inch?  Suppose the radius of the dial of an electric meter on a house is 7 cm.
 How fast is a point on the outside edge of the dial moving if it completes a revolution in 9 seconds?
 Find the angular velocity of a point on the dial.
 In the figure below, there is a quadrilateral formed by four line segments: the two radii of the circle (in pink), the orange segment (marked as “cotangent”), and the green segment (marked as “tangent”). The tangent (green) segment has been constructed as tangent to the circle (forming a 90degree angle with the radius). How do you know that the number of units that is the length of the cotangent segment is equal to
xy ? You may assume that the radii shown (pink) are 1 unit.  Graph
y=sinx andy=cosx on the same set of axes over the interval[0,2π] . Where do they intersect?
For questions 912, determine the amplitude, period, frequency, vertical shift, and phase shift. Then, graph each function over the interval

y=−2+4sin5x 
f(x)=14cos(12(x−π3)) 
g(x)=4+tan(2(x+π2)) 
h(x)=3−6cos(πx)
For questions 13 and 14, find the equation of the graph below. Only sine and cosine functions will have an amplitude other than 1.
Texas Instruments Resources
In the CK12 Texas Instruments Trigonometry FlexBook® resource, there are graphing calculator activities designed to supplement the objectives for some of the lessons in this chapter. See http://www.ck12.org/flexr/chapter/9700.
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