6.5.2 The Inverse Secant, Cosecant, and Cotangent Functions Flashcards Preview

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Flashcards in 6.5.2 The Inverse Secant, Cosecant, and Cotangent Functions Deck (12):
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The Inverse Secant, Cosecant, and Cotangent Functions

• The standard trigonometric functions do not have inverses. Only by restricting the domain can you make them one-to-one functions.

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note

- The cosecant, secant, and cotangent functions are reciprocals
of the sine, cosine, and cotangent functions.
- Don’t confuse reciprocal with inverse.
- Before defining an inverse for cosecant, you must restrict its
domain. The convention is to restrict it to the interval
[–pi/2, pi/2].
- Since cosecant is not defined at zero, arccosecant never equals
zero. It ranges from –pi /2 to pi/2, skipping zero.
- Like cosine, secant must be restricted to the interval
[0, π] in order for it to be invertible.
- Reflecting the graph of secant across the line defined by y = x produces the graph of arcsecant.
- Notice that arcsecant never equals defined there.
pi/2, since secant is not
- For cotangent, the convention is to restrict the domain to (–pi/2, pi/2]. Notice that this is a half-open interval. This is because cotangent is equal to zero at both –pi/2 and pi/2. You don’t want arccotangent to have both of those values at zero.
- Notice also that arccotangent never equals zero. This is
because cotangent is not defined there.

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Which trigonometric function is represented by the following graph?

cosecant

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Which inverse trigonometric function is represented by the following graph?

arccotangent

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For csc x to have an inverse, it should be restricted in which of the following ways?

The function shown is one-to-one.

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Which inverse trigonometric function is represented by the following graph?

arccosecant

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Which trigonometric function is represented by the following graph?

cotangent

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Which inverse trigonometric function is represented by the following graph?

arcsecant

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Which trigonometric function is represented by the following graph?

secant

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For secx to have an inverse, it should be restricted in which of the following ways?

The function shown is one-to-one.

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Which of these graphs does not show an acceptable restricted domain of cot x that would allow it to have an inverse?

On this interval, cot x does not pass the horizontal line test. Therefore, it is not invertible on the shown interval.

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Which inverse trigonometric function is represented by the following graph?

arcsine

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