Inverse Trig Functions

Inverse Trig Functions
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5068 views, 3 ratings - 00:10:00
Taught by MrRutter

Meets NCTM Standards:

Learn about inverse trig functions and what their graphs look like.
  • Trig Graphs - A table of graphs of trig and inverse trig functions.
  • What are inverse trig functions?
  • What does inverse sin, inverse cos, and inverse tan mean?
  • What does sin^-1 theta mean?
  • How do you graph inverse trig functions?
  • What does the graph of y = inverse sin x look like?
  • What quadrants are the inverse trig functions defined in?
  • What is arcsin (-1)?
  • What is cot(sin^-1(1/2) - cos^-1(1))?
  • How do you calculate values of inverse trig functions?
This lesson is a good explanation of inverse trig functions, what they mean, and how they are graphed. A topic that is often quite difficult to understand and put on paper is done in a very straight-forward way.
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Reviewed by MathVids Staff on April 18, 2009.
I like it but it would be appropriate to talk about why we restrict the range on the inverse sine. Reminder of one-to-one functions would help to fill in any gaps the viewer may have.
  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.
Reviewed by on May 12, 2009.
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