Trigonometry Topics Radians/ Length of arc
The Unit Circle
Trigonometric Functions
Larger Angles
3D Trigonometry
Trigonometric Identities
Graphs of the Trig Functions
Inverse Trig Functions

Radian Measure :

Radian Measure To talk about trigonometric functions, it is helpful to move to a different system of angle measure, called radian measure.
A radian is the measure of a central angle whose minor arc is equal in length to the radius of the circle.

Radian Measure :

r Radian Measure r 1 radian

Radian Measure :

Radian Measure There are 2π radians in a full rotation –
once around the circle
There are 360° in a full rotation
To convert from degrees to radians or
radians to degrees, use the proportion 2π = 360° π = 180°

Examples :

Examples Find the radian measure equivalent of 210°. = 135° 180° = π

Length of Arc :

r Length of Arc l θ θ must be in radians Fraction of circle Length of arc Circumference = 2πr

Area of Sector :

r Area of Sector Fraction of circle Area of sector Area of circle = π r 2 θ θ must be in radians

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r θ θ must be in radians Page 6 of tables Page 7 of tables

Examples :

Examples l = 2·5 8 l = rθ = 20 cm l 2·5 8 cm A circle has radius length 8 cm. An angle of 2.5 radians is subtended by an arc.
Find the length of the arc.

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(i) Find the length of the minor arc pq.
(ii) Find the area of the minor sector opq. p q o 10 cm 0·8 rad p q o 12 cm l = rθ = 10(0·8) = 8 cm l = rθ Q1. Q2.

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Q3. The bend on a running track is a semi-circle of radius
A runner, on the track, runs a distance of 20 metres on the bend. The angles through which the runner has run is A.
Find to three significant figures, the measure of A in radians. = 0·6283.. = 0·628 radians l = rθ

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Q4. A bicycle chain passes around two circular cogged wheels. Their radii are 9 cm and 2·5 cm. If the larger wheel turns
through 100 radians, through how many radians will the
smaller one turn? 100 radians l = rθ l = 9 100 = 900 cm 900 = 2·5θ θ = 360 radians

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The diagram shows a sector (solid line) circumscribed by a circle
(dashed line). k k 60º r r 30º (i) Find the radius of the circle in terms of k. 2006 Paper 2 Q4 (c)

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The diagram shows a sector (solid line) circumscribed by a circle
(dashed line). k k r r (ii) Show that the circle encloses an area which
is double that of the sector. 2006 Paper 2 Q4 (c) Area of circle = π r2 Area of sector Twice area of sector

The Unit Circle :

The Unit Circle Imagine a circle on the co-ordinate plane, with its center at the origin, and a radius of 1.
Choose a point on the circle somewhere in the first quadrant.

The Unit Circle :

The Unit Circle Connect the origin to the point, and from that point drop a perpendicular to the x-axis.
This creates a right triangle with hypotenuse of 1. 1

The Unit Circle :

The Unit Circle The length of sides of the triangle are the x and y co-ordinates of the chosen point.
Applying the definitions of
the trigonometric ratios to
this triangle gives x y 1 θ

The Unit Circle :

The co-ordinates of the chosen point are the cosine and sine of the angle .
This provides a way to define functions sin and cos for all real numbers .
The other trigonometric functions can be defined from these. The Unit Circle

Trigonometric Functions :

Trigonometric Functions x y 1 θ cosecant secant cotan

Around the Circle :

Around the Circle As that point moves around the unit circle into the second, third and fourth quadrants, the new definitions of the trigonometric functions still hold.

Reference Angles :

Reference Angles The angles whose terminal sides fall in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quadrants will have values of sine, cosine and other trig functions which are identical (except for sign) to the values of angles in 1st quadrant.
The acute angle which produces the same values is called the reference angle.

Second Quadrant :

Second Quadrant Original angle θ Reference angle For an angle , in the second quadrant, the reference angle is
In the second quadrant,
sin is positive
cos is negative
tan is negative

Third Quadrant :

Third Quadrant Original angle θ Reference angle For an angle , in the third quadrant, the reference angle is –
In the third quadrant,
sin is negative
cos is negative
tan is positive

Fourth Quadrant :

Fourth Quadrant Original angle θ Reference angle For an angle , in the fourth quadrant, the reference angle is 2
In the fourth quadrant,
sin is negative
cos is positive
tan is negative

All Students Take Care :

All Students Take Care All Students Take Care Use the phrase “All Students Take Care” to remember the signs of the trigometric functions in the different quadrants.

Examples :

Examples Find sin240° in surd form. – Draw the angle on the unit circle
– In the 3rd quadrant sine is negative
– Find the angle to nearest x-axis 60º Page 9 of tables

Examples :

Examples cosθ = – 0·5. Find the two possible values of θ,
where 0º ≤ θ ≤ 360°. S A
T C 60º cosA = 0·5 cos is negative in two quadrants
2nd
3rd 180º + 60º 240º 180º – 60º 120º

Solving Triangles :

ADJ OPP HYP Solving Triangles

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Trigonometric ratios in surd form 1 1 1 2 30º 45º 45º 60º Page 9 of tables

Cosine Rule :

c a b Cosine Rule C A B a2 = b2 + c2 – 2bccosA b a c b2 = a2 + c2 – 2accosB c2 = a2 + b2 – 2abcosC Page 9 of tables

Cosine Rule :

By Pythagoras’ Theorem
a2 = (c – x)2 + h2
a2 = c2 – 2cx + x2 + h2
a2 = b2 + c2 – 2cx Cosine Rule c a b a2 = b2 + c2 – 2bccosA c b a x c – x b2 = x2 + h2 A h

Cosine Rule :

The Cosine Rule can be used to find a third side of a triangle if you have the other two sides and the angle between them. Cosine Rule Included angle

Examples :

Find the unknown side in the triangle below: l 5 m 12 m 43o Identify sides a,b,c and angle Ao a = l b = 5 c = 12 A = 43º Write down the Cosine Rule Substitute values and find a2 a2 = 52 + 122 – 2 5 12 cos 43o a2 = 81·28 Take square root of both sides a = 9·02 m Examples a2 = b2 + c2 – 2bccosA a2 = 25 + 144 – 120(0·731)

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137o 17·5 cm 12·2 cm a2 = 12·22 + 17·52 – ( 2 12·2 17·5 cos 137o ) a2 = 148·84 + 306·25 – ( 427 – 0·731 ) a2 = 455·09 + 312·137 a2 = 767·227 a = 27·7 cm Find the unknown side in the triangle below: Examples a2 = b2 + c2 – 2bccosA a = ?
b = 12·2
c = 17·5
A = 137º

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20o x 6 62 = 102 + x2 – (2 10 x cos 20o) 36 = 100 + x2 – 20x( 0·9397) 0 = x2 – 18·79x + 64 Find the two possible values for the unknown side. Examples 10 a = 6
b = 10
c = x
A = 20º a2 = b2 + c2 – 2bccosA

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20o x 6 0 = x2 – 18·79x + 64 Find the two possible values for the unknown side. Examples 10 a = 6
b = 10
c = x
A = 20º a = 1
b = –18·79
c = 64

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Find the length of the unknown side in the triangles below: L = 47.5cm M = 5·05 m G = 12.4cm

Sine Rule :

c a b Sine Rule C A B b a c Page 9 of tables

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______ ______ (i) Find dc , correct to the nearest cm. Multiply both sides by sin 50º dc sin 48º In the triangle abc, d is a point on [bc].
bd = 5 cm, ac = 7cm, bca = 82º and cad = 50º . 48º = sin 50º 7 = 7·215… = 7 cm Angle sum of ∆ is 180º 7 Sine Rule __

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(ii) Find ab , correct to the nearest cm. In the triangle abc, d is a point on [bc].
bd = 5 cm, ac = 7cm, bca = 82º and cad = 50º . 5 d 50º 7 + = 12 12 Cosine Rule:
a2 = b2 + c2 – 2bc cosA ab 2 = 122 + 72 – 2(12)(7)cos82º = 144 + 49 – 168cos82º = 169·6189… = 13·02… = 13 cm ab = 169·6189 a c b 7 82º

Area of triangle :

c a b Area of triangle C A B b a c Page 6 of tables

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Calculate the area of the triangle pqr, giving your answer
correct to one decimal place. In the triangle pqr, | pq | = 10 cm, | pr | = 12 cm and |pqr | = 42. 10 cm p r 42 12 cm q 33·9 = 58·192… = 58·2 cm2 104·1 Angle sum of ∆ = 180 |rpq | = 180 – 42 – 33.9 Must be the included angle

Identities involving Cosine Rule :

Identities involving Cosine Rule Using the usual notation for a triangle,
prove that c(bcosA – acosB) = b2 – a2

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Using the usual notation for a triangle, prove that c(bcosA – acosB) = b2 – a2 Identities involving Cosine Rule

cos2θ + sin2θ = 1 :

cos2θ + sin2θ = 1 θ (x, y) r y x By Pythagoras’ Theorem
x 2 + y 2 = r 2 Divide both sides by r

3D Trigonometry :

3D Trigonometry

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r s h p q β α p, q and r are points on level ground, [sr] is a vertical flagpole of height h. The angles of elevation of the top of the flagpole
from p and q are α and β, respectively. (i) If | α | = 60º and | β | = 30º, express | pr | and | qr | in terms of h. 30º 60º

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ADJ OPP s h r p q 30º 60º 60º

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s h r p q OPP ADJ 30º 60º

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r s h p q a2 = b2 + c2 – 2bccosA Pythagoras’ Theorem 30º 60º

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r p q a2 = b2 + c2 – 2bccosA

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The great pyramid at Giza in Egypt has a square base and four triangular faces.
The base of the pyramid is of side 230 metres and the pyramid is 146 metres high. The top of the pyramid is directly above the centre of the base.
(i) Calculate the length of one of the slanted edges, correct to the
nearest metre. 230 m 230 m Pythagoras’ theorem x = 105800 2 325·269.. x 2 x = 162·6 = 162·6 162·6 146 2006 Paper 2 Q5 (b)

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The great pyramid at Giza in Egypt has a square base and four triangular faces.
The base of the pyramid is of side 230 metres and the pyramid is 146 metres high. The top of the pyramid is directly above the centre of the base.
(i) Calculate the length of one of the slanted edges, correct to the
nearest metre. 146 m 162·6 m Pythagoras’ theorem l = 47754·76 2 l = 218·528.. l = 219 m 162·6 146 2006 Paper 2 Q5 (b)

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(ii) Calculate, correct to
two significant numbers, the total area of the four triangular faces of the pyramid (assuming they are smooth flat surfaces) 219 m 230 m = 34736 2 = 186·375.. h = 186·4 m h 115 m Pythagoras’ theorem = 21436 m2 2006 Paper 2 Q5 (b)

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(ii) Calculate, correct to
two significant numbers, the total area of the four triangular faces of the pyramid (assuming they are smooth flat surfaces) 219 m = 34736 = 186·375.. h = 186·4 m h 115 m Pythagoras’ theorem Total area = 21436 4 = 85744 m2 = 86000 m2 2006 Paper 2 Q5 (b)

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θ 2θ 3x x q pqrs is a vertical wall of height h on level ground. p is a point on the ground in front of the wall. The angles of elevation of r from p is θ and the angle of elevation of s from p is 2θ.
| pq | = 3| pt |.
Find θ. p s r h t 2005 Paper 2 Q5 (c)

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θ 2θ 3x x q pqrs is a vertical wall of height h on level ground. p is a point on the ground in front of the wall. The angles of elevation of r from p is θ and the angle of elevation of s from p is 2θ.
| pq | = 3| pt |.
Find θ. p s r h t 2005 Paper 2 Q5 (c)

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tan θ x θ 2θ 3x x q p s r h t = tan 2θ x 3 Let t = tan θ 2005 Paper 2 Q5 (c)

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a c d (i) Find | bac | to the nearest degree. 4.D Question 4 b 5 m 5 2 4 A abc is an isosceles triangle on a horizontal plane, such that |ab| = |ac| = 5 and |bc| = 4.
m is the midpoint of [bc].

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abc is an isosceles triangle on a horizontal plane, such that |ab| = |ac| = 5 and |bc| = 4.
m is the midpoint of [bc]. a c d b 5 m 5 2 (ii) A vertical pole [ad] is erected
at a such that |ad | = 2, find
|amd | to the nearest degree. 2 2 21 am = amd 4.D Question 4

Trigonometric Identities :

Trigonometric Identities An identity is an equation which is true for all values of the variable.
There are many trig identities that are useful in changing the appearance of an expression.
The most important ones should be committed to memory.

Trigonometric Identities Pythagorean Identities
The fundamental Pythagorean identity Divide by sin2 x Divide by cos2 x

Solving Trig Equations :

Solving Trig Equations To solve trigonometric equations:
If there is more than one trigonometric function,
use identities to simplify
Let a variable represent the remaining function
Solve the equation for this new variable
Reinsert the trigonometric function
Determine the argument which will produce the
desired value

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(1 – cos2A) (i) Using cos 2A = cos2A – sin2A, or otherwise, prove 2005 Paper 2 Q4 (b) cos 2A = cos2A – sin2A cos 2A = cos2A – 1 + cos2A cos 2A = 2cos2A – 1 1 +

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= cos x (ii) Hence, or otherwise, solve the equation
1 + cos 2x = cos x, where 0º ≤ x ≤ 360º. 2005 Paper 2 Q4 (b) 1 + cos 2x 2cos2x – cos x = 0 2cos2x cos x(2cos x – 1) = 0 From (i) cos x = 0

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Expand Collect like terms Rearrange Factorise

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Replace t with sin x

Trigonometric Formulas :

Trigonometric Formulas Page 9 of tables

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Trigonometric Formulas

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Replace B with – B

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Replace B with A

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360° 90° 180° 270° y = sin x –1 1

Graphs of the Trig Functions :

Graphs of the Trig Functions 2π π 1 –1 y = sin x Fluctuates from 0 to a high of 1, down to –1, and back to 0, in a space of 2. –2π –π

Graphs of the Trig Functions :

Graphs of the Trig Functions 2π π 1 –1 –2π –π

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y = tan x

Inverse Trig Functions :

Inverse Trig Functions Definition: For all one-to-one functions, the inverse function is the set of ordered pairs obtained by interchanging the first and second elements of each pair in the original function. Notation: If f is a given function, then f -1 denotes the inverse of f.

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Graph of y = x 2 f (2) = 4 and f (–2) = 4 so what is an inverse function supposed to do with 4? By definition, a function cannot generate two different outputs for the same input, so this function does not have an inverse. Horizontal line test

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Graph of y = x 2 By taking only one half of the graph: x ≥ 0 , the graph now passes the horizontal line test and we do have an inverse. Note how each graph reflects across the line y = x onto its inverse.

y = sin x :

2π π 1 –1 –2π –π y = sin x The sine function does not pass the horizontal line test To overcome this, the value for θ is restricted to – 90º ≤ θ ≤ 90º These are known as the “Principal Values”

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y = sin x

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-1 1 -1 1 x y y = sin–1 x

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The thing to remember is that for the trig function the input is the angle and the output is the ratio, but for the inverse trig function the input is the ratio and the output is the angle.

y = cos x :

2π π 1 –1 –2π –π y = cos x The restriction used for y = sin x in not suitable Domain [0, π] and the range is [–1, 1]

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y = cos–1 x -1 1 p/6 p/3 p/2 2p/3 5p/6 p x y

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y = tan x y = tan–1x y = tan–1 x

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The table below will summarize the parameters we have so far. Remember, the angle is the input for a trig function and the ratio is the output. For the inverse trig functions the ratio is the input and the angle is the output. When x < 0, y = cos–1x will be in 2nd quadrant When x < 0, y = sin–1x will be in 4th quadrant When x < 0, y = tan–1x will be in 4th quadrant

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The graphs give you the big picture concerning the behavior of the inverse trig functions. Calculators are helpful with calculations.
But special triangles can be very helpful with respect to the basics.

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Negative inputs for the cos–1 can be a little tricky. Negative inputs for the cos–1 generate angles in the 2nd Quadrant so we have to use 60 degrees as a reference angle in the 2nd Quadrant.

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θ

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2006 Paper 2 Q5 (a) (i) Copy and complete the table below for f : x → tan–1x,
giving the values for f (x) in terms of π. (ii) Draw the graph of y = f (x) in the domain –2 ≤ x ≤ 2,
scaling the y-axis in terms of π. 0

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