Stitz-Zeager_College_Algebra_e-book

Stitz-Zeager_College_Algebra_e-book

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Unformatted text preview: the circular functions for angles, they were also useful in simplifying expressions involving the circular functions. In this section, we introduce several collections of identities which have uses in this course and beyond. Our first set of identities is the ‘Even / Odd’ identities.1 Theorem 10.12. Even / Odd Identities: For all applicable angles θ, • cos(−θ) = cos(θ) • sin(−θ) = − sin(θ) • tan(−θ) = − tan(θ) • sec(−θ) = sec(θ) • csc(−θ) = − csc(θ) • cot(θ) = − cot(θ) In light of the Quotient and Reciprocal Identities, Theorem 10.6, it suffices to show cos(−θ) = cos(θ) and sin(−θ) = − sin(θ). The remaining four circular functions can be expressed in terms of cos(θ) and sin(θ) so the proofs of their Even / Odd Identities are left as exercises. Consider an angle θ plotted in standard position. Let θ0 be the angle coterminal with θ with 0 ≤ θ0 < 2π . (We can construct the angle θ0 by rotating counter-clockwise from the positive x-axis to the terminal side of θ as pictured below.) Since θ and θ0 are co...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2013 for the course MATH Algebra taught by Professor Wong during the Fall '13 term at Chicago Academy High School.

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