Trigonometric Graphing

  • Trigonometric Graphing

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    Explore the amplitude, period, and phase shift by examining the graphs of various trigonometric functions. Students can select values to use within the function to explore the resulting changes in the graph.
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    Activity

    Instructions

    • Using the pull-down menus, select values for a, b, c, and d. The graph of the function will be updated automatically.
    • Selecting the "show base function" option causes the basic function (with a = b = 1 and c = d = 0) to be graphed in red. The function with other values for the parameters appears in green.
      Note that if the parameters of the base function are the same as the values for your function, the graphs will be superimposed.
    • Choose "degrees" to graph the function in degree measure, and choose "radians" to graph the function in radian measure.