The Inverse Trigonometric Functions

The Inverse Trigonometric Functions
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Inverse sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, and cosecant. Derivatives and companion indefinite integration formulas.
  • What are the inverse trig functions?
  • What does the inverse sin function look like?
  • What is the derivative of inverse sin x?
  • What are the derivatives of inverse trig functions?
  • What is the integral of square root of 1/(1 - x^2)?
  • What is the derivative of 1/(1 + x^2)?
This video begins by explaining what the inverse trig functions look like, behave like, and are defined as. Then, the derivatives of each inverse trig function is found and explained. A chart is shown summarizing all of the derivatives of the inverse trig functions. Then, the integrals of functions that lead to inverse trig functions are shown. Then, some example problems involving integrals are shown, which lead to inverse trig functions as the solutions. A really useful video for learning derivatives and integrals involving inverse trig.
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on December 20, 2008.
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