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Unformatted text preview: numbers by identifying a real number t with the angle θ = t radians. Using this identification, we define cos(t) = cos(θ) and sin(t) = sin(θ). In practice this means expressions like cos(π ) and sin(2) can be found by regarding the inputs as angles in radian measure or real numbers; the choice is the reader’s. If we trace the identification of real numbers t with angles θ in radian measure to its roots on page 604, we can spell out this correspondence more precisely. For each real number t, we associate an oriented arc t units in length with initial point (1, 0) and endpoint P (cos(t), sin(t)). y y 1 1 P (cos(t), sin(t)) t θ=t θ=t 1 x 1 x In the same way we studied polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, we will study the trigonometric functions f (t) = cos(t) and g (t) = sin(t). The first order of business is to find the domains and ranges of these functions. Whether we think of identifying the real number t with the angle θ = t radians, or think of wrap...
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