Transformations of the Sine and Cosine Graphs
Transformations of the Sine and Cosine Graph – An Exploration By Sharon K. O’Kelley This is an exploration for Advanced Algebra or Precalculus teachers who have introduced their students to the basic sine and cosine graphs and now want their students to explore how changes to the equations affect the graphs. This is an introductory lesson whose purpose is to connect the language of Algebraic transformations to the more advanced topic of trignonometry. 1. 2. then the values of a = 1, b = 1, and c = 0. Let’s find out what happens when those values change…. 3. Equation of blue graph Equation of red graph a. b. c. 4. Equation of purple graph Equation of green graph a. b. c. d. 5. b. c. 6. a. b. c. d. 7. a. b. 8. Consider the graph of …. (The first function is in black.) Describe the transformations fully. (Hint: Look at this problem as 9. a. 10. 11. Key to the Exploration 3. a. b. . ) on the red graph. 4. a. b. . c. it is a vertical shrink by . , however, it is a horizontal stretch by a factor of 2. b.
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