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{{Redirect|Cosine|the similarity measure|Cosine similarity}}{{Use dmy dates|date=August 2019|cs1-dates=y}}{{anchor|cos|tan|cot|sec|csc}}{{Trigonometry}}File:Academ Base of trigonometry.svg|thumb|300px|upright=2|Basis of trigonometry: if two right triangles have equal acute angles, they are similar, so their side lengths are proportional. Proportionality (constant (mathematics)|constant]]s are written within the image: {{math|sin Î¸}}, {{math|cos Î¸}}, {{math|tan Î¸}}, where {{mvar|Î¸}} is the common measure of five acute angles.)In mathematics, the trigonometric functions (also called circular functions, angle functions or goniometric functions) are real functions which relate an angle of a right-angled triangle to ratios of two side lengths. They are widely used in all sciences that are related to geometry, such as navigation, solid mechanics, celestial mechanics, geodesy, and many others. They are among the simplest periodic functions, and as such are also widely used for studying periodic phenomena, through Fourier analysis.The most widely used trigonometric functions are the sine, the cosine, and the tangent. Their reciprocals are respectively the cosecant, the secant, and the cotangent, which are less used in modern mathematics.The oldest definitions of trigonometric functions, related to right-angle triangles, define them only for acute angles. For extending these definitions to functions whose domain is the whole projectively extended real line, one can use geometrical definitions using the standard unit circle (a circle with radius 1 unit). Modern definitions express trigonometric functions as infinite series or as solutions of differential equations. This allows extending the domain of the sine and the cosine functions to the whole complex plane, and the domain of the other trigonometric functions to the complex plane from which some isolated points are removed.- the content below is remote from Wikipedia
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Right-angled triangle definitions
(File:Trigonometry triangle.svg|right|200px|A right triangle always includes a 90Â° ({{sfrac|{{pi}}|2}} radians) angle, here labeled C. Angles A and B may vary. Trigonometric functions specify the relationships among side lengths and interior angles of a right triangle.)(File:Periodic sine.PNG|thumb|Top: Trigonometric function {{math|sin Î¸}} for selected angles {{math|Î¸}}, {{math|{{pi}} âˆ’ Î¸}}, {{math|{{pi}} + Î¸}}, and {{math|2{{pi}} âˆ’ Î¸}} in the four quadrants.Bottom: Graph of sine function versus angle. Angles from the top panel are identified.)(File:TrigFunctionDiagram.svg|thumb|Plot of the six trigonometric functions and the unit circle for an angle of 0.7 radians)In this section, the same upper-case letter denotes a vertex of a triangle and the measure of the corresponding angle; the same lower case letter denotes an edge of the triangle and its length.Given an acute angle {{mvar|A}} of a right-angled triangle (see figure) the hypotenuse {{mvar|h}} is the side that connects the two acute angles. The side {{mvar|b}} adjacent to {{mvar|A}} is the side of the triangle that connects {{mvar|A}} to the right angle. The third side {{mvar|a}} is said opposite to {{mvar|A}}.If the angle {{mvar|A}} is given, then all sides of the right-angled triangle are well defined up to a scaling factor. This means that the ratio of any two side lengths depends only on {{mvar|A}}. These six ratios define thus six functions of {{mvar|A}}, which are the trigonometric functions. More precisely, the six trigonometric functions are:- sine: sin A= frac a h = frac mathrm{opposite}mathrm{hypotenuse}
- cosine: cos A= frac b h = frac mathrm{adjacent}mathrm{hypotenuse}
- tangent: tan A= frac a b = frac mathrm{opposite}mathrm{adjacent}
- cosecant: csc A= frac h a = frac mathrm{hypotenuse}mathrm{opposite}
- secant: sec A= frac h b = frac mathrm{hypotenuse}mathrm{adjacent}
- cotangent: cot A= frac b a = frac mathrm{adjacent}mathrm{opposite}
{{sfrac | hypotenuse}}| sin theta = cosleft(frac{pi}{2} - theta right) = frac{1}{csc theta} |
{{sfrac | hypotenuse}}| cos theta = sinleft(frac{pi}{2} - theta right) = frac{1}{sec theta}, |
{{sfrac | adjacent}}| tan theta = frac{sin theta}{cos theta} = cotleft(frac{pi}{2} - theta right) = frac{1}{cot theta} |
{{sfrac | opposite}}| cot theta = frac{cos theta}{sin theta} = tanleft(frac{pi}{2} - theta right) = frac{1}{tan theta} |
{{sfrac | adjacent}}| sec theta = cscleft(frac{pi}{2} - theta right) = frac{1}{cos theta} |
{{sfrac | opposite}}| csc theta = secleft(frac{pi}{2} - theta right) = frac{1}{sin theta} |
Radians versus degrees
In geometric applications, the argument of a trigonometric function is generally the measure of an angle. For this purpose, any angular unit is convenient, and angles are most commonly measured in degrees.When using trigonometric function in calculus, their argument is generally not an angle, but rather a real number. In this case, it is more suitable to express the argument of the trigonometric as the length of the arc of the unit circle delimited by an angle with the center of the circle as vertex. Therefore, one uses the radian as angular unit: a radian is the angle that delimits an arc of length {{val|1}} on the unit circle. A complete turn is thus an angle of {{math|2{{pi}}}} radians.A great advantage of radians is that many formulas are much simpler when using them, typically all formulas relative to derivatives and integrals.This is thus a general convention that, when the angular unit is not explicitly specified, the arguments of trigonometric functions are always expressed in radians.Unit-circle definitions
File:Unit Circle Definitions of Six Trigonometric Functions.png|thumb|300x300px|In this illustration, the six trigonometric functions of an arbitrary angle {{math|Î¸}} are represented as Cartesian coordinates of points related to the A}}, {{math|B}} and {{math|D}} are {{math|sin Î¸}}, {{math|tan Î¸}} and {{math|csc Î¸}}, respectively, while the abscissas of {{math|A}}, {{math|C}} and {{math|E}} are {{math|cos Î¸}}, {{math|cot Î¸}} and {{math|sec Î¸}}, respectively.File:trigonometric function quadrant sign.svg|thumb|Signs of trigonometric functions in each quadrant. The mnemonic "all science teachers (are) crazy" lists the functions which are positive from quadrants I to IV. This is a variation on the mnemonic "All Students Take CalculusAll Students Take CalculusThe six trigonometric functions can be defined as coordinate values of points on the Euclidean plane that are related to the unit circle, which is the circle of radius one centered at the origin {{math|O}} of this coordinate system. While right-angled triangle definitions permit the definition of the trigonometric functions for angles between {{math|0}} and frac{pi}{2} radian {{math|(90Â°),}} the unit circle definitions allow to extend the domain of the trigonometric functions to all positive and negative real numbers.Rotating a ray from the direction of the positive half of the x-axis by an angle {{mvar|Î¸}} (counterclockwise for theta > 0, and clockwise for theta < 0) yields intersection points of this ray (see the figure) with the unit {{nowrap|circle: mathrm{A} = (x_mathrm{A},y_mathrm{A}),}} and, by extending the ray to a line if necessary, with the {{nowrap|line text{â€œ}x=1text{â€}:;mathrm{B} = (x_mathrm{B},y_mathrm{B}),}} and with the {{nowrap|line text{â€œ}y=1text{â€}:;mathrm{C} = (x_mathrm{C},y_mathrm{C}).}} The tangent line to the unit circle in point {{math|A}}, which is orthogonal to this ray, intersects the y- and x-axis in points mathrm{D} = (0,y_mathrm{D}) and mathrm{E} = (x_mathrm{E},0). The coordinate values of these points give all the existing values of the trigonometric functions for arbitrary real values of {{mvar|Î¸}} in the following manner.The trigonometric functions {{math|cos}} and {{math|sin}} are defined, respectively, as the x- and y-coordinate values of point {{math|A}}, i.e.,
cos theta = x_mathrm{A} quad and quad sin theta = y_mathrm{A}.WEB,weblink Trigonometric Functions, Bityutskov, V.I., 2011-02-07, Encyclopedia of Mathematics, en,weblink 2017-12-29, no, 2017-12-29,
In the range 0 le theta le pi/2 this definition coincides with the right-angled triangle definition by taking the right-angled triangle to have the unit radius {{math|OA}} as hypotenuse, and since for all points mathrm{P} = (x,y) on the unit circle the equation x^2+y^2=1 holds, this definition of cosine and sine also satisfies the Pythagorean identity
cos^2theta+sin^2theta=1.
The other trigonometric functions can be found along the unit circle as
tan theta = y_mathrm{B} quad and quadcot theta = x_mathrm{C},
csc theta = y_mathrm{D} quad and quadsec theta = x_mathrm{E}.
By applying the Pythagorean identity and geometric proof methods, these definitions can readily be shown to coincide with the definitions of tangent, cotangent, secant and cosecant in terms of sine and cosine, that is
tan theta =frac{sin theta}{costheta},quad cottheta=frac{costheta}{sintheta},quad sectheta=frac{1}{costheta},quad csctheta=frac{1}{sintheta}.
(File:Trigonometric functions.svg|right|thumb|300px|Trigonometric functions:{{color|#00A|Sine}},{{color|#0A0|Cosine}},{{color|#A00|Tangent}},{{color|#00A|Cosecant (dotted)}},{{color|#0A0|Secant (dotted)}},{{color|#A00|Cotangent (dotted)}})As a rotation of an angle of pm2pi does not change the position or size of a shape, the points {{math|A}}, {{math|B}}, {{math|C}}, {{math|D}}, and {{math|E}} are the same for two angles whose difference is an integer multiple of 2pi. Thus trigonometric functions are periodic functions with period 2pi. That is, the equalities
sintheta = sinleft(theta + 2 k pi right)quad and quad costheta = cosleft(theta + 2 k pi right)
hold for any angle {{mvar|Î¸}} and any integer {{mvar|k}}. The same is true for the four other trigonometric functions. Observing the sign and the monotonicity of the functions sine, cosine, cosecant, and secant in the four quadrants, shows that {{math|2{{pi}}}} is the smallest value for which they are periodic, i.e., {{math|2{{pi}}}} is the fundamental period of these functions. However, already after a rotation by an angle pi the points {{mvar|B}} and {{mvar|C}} return to their original position, so that the tangent function and the cotangent function have a fundamental period of {{pi}}. That is, the equalities
tantheta = tan(theta + kpi) quad and quad cottheta = cot(theta + kpi)
hold for any angle {{mvar|Î¸}} and any integer {{mvar|k}}.Algebraic values
File:Unit circle angles color.svg|right|thumb|300px|The unit circleunit circleThe algebraic expressions for {{math|1=sin 0, sin {{sfrac|{{pi}}|6}} = sin 30Â°, sin {{sfrac|{{pi}}|4}} = sin 45Â°, sin {{sfrac|{{pi}}|3}} = sin 60Â°}} and {{math|1=sin {{sfrac|{{pi}}|2}} = sin 90Â°}} are
0, quad frac{1}{2},quad frac{sqrt{2}}{2},quad frac{sqrt{3}}{2},quad 1,
respectively. Writing the numerators as square roots of consecutive natural numbers frac{sqrt{0}}{2}, frac{sqrt{1}}{2}, frac{sqrt{2}}{2}, frac{sqrt{3}}{2}, frac{sqrt{4}}{2} provides an easy way to remember the values.Such simple expressions generally do not exist for other angles which are rational multiples of a straight angle.For an angle which, measured in degrees, is a multiple of three, the sine and the cosine may be expressed in terms of square roots, see Trigonometric constants expressed in real radicals. These values of the sine and the cosine may thus be constructed by ruler and compass.For an angle of an integer number of degrees, the sine and the cosine may be expressed in terms of square roots and the cube root of a non-real complex number. Galois theory allows proving that, if the angle is not a multiple of 3Â°, non-real cube roots are unavoidable.For an angle which, measured in degrees, is a rational number, the sine and the cosine are algebraic numbers, which may be expressed in terms of {{mvar|n}}th roots. This results from the fact that the Galois groups of the cyclotomic polynomials are cyclic.For an angle which, measured in degrees, is not a rational number, then either the angle or both the sine and the cosine are transcendental numbers. This is a corollary of Baker's theorem, proved in 1966.Simple algebraic values
The following table summarizes the simplest algebraic values of trigonometric functions.Abramowitz, Milton and Irene A. Stegun, p.74 The symbol {{math|∞}} represents the point at infinity on the projectively extended real line; it is not signed, because, when it appears in the table, the corresponding trigonometric function tends to {{math|+∞}} on one side, and to {{math|â€“∞}} on the other side, when the argument tends to the value in the table.In calculus
File:Taylorsine.svg|thumb|right|The sine function (blue) is closely approximated by its Taylor polynomial of degree 7 (pink) for a full cycle centered on the origin.]](File:Taylor cos.gif|thumb|Animation for the approximation of cosine via Taylor polynomials.)(File:Taylorreihenentwicklung des Kosinus.svg|thumb|cos(x) together with the first Taylor polynomials p_n(x)=sum_{k=0}^n (-1)^k frac{x^{2k}}{(2k)!})Definition by differential equations
Sine and cosine are the unique differentiable functions such that
y''+y=0.
Applying the quotient rule to the definition of the tangent as the quotient of the sine by the cosine, one gets that the tangent function verifies
frac{d}{dx}tan x = 1+tan^2 x.
Power series expansion
Applying the differential equations to power series with indeterminate coefficients, one may deduce recurrence relations for the coefficients of the Taylor series of the sine and cosine functions. These recurrence relations are easy to solve, and give the series expansionsSee Ahlfors, pages 43â€“44.
{{mvar|Un}}, the {{mvar|n}}th up/down number,
{{mvar|Bn}}, the {{mvar|n}}th Bernoulli number, and
{{mvar|En}}, is the {{mvar|n}}th Euler number,
one has the following series expansions:Abramowitz; Weisstein.
sum_{n0}^infty frac{(-1)^n E_{2n} x^{2n}}{(2n)!}
& {} = 1 + frac{1}{2}x^2 + frac{5}{24}x^4 + frac{61}{720}x^6 + cdots, qquad text{for } |x| < frac{pi}{2}.end{align}Infinite product expansion
The following infinite product for the sine is of great importance in complex anaylsis:
sin z=zdisplaystyleprod_{n=1}^infty left(1-frac{z^2}{n^2 pi^2}right), quad zinmathbb C.
For the proof of this expansion, see Sine. From this, it can be deduced that
cos z=displaystyleprod_{n=1}^infty left(1-frac{z^2}{left(n-frac12right)^2 pi^2}right), quad zinmathbb C.
Relationship to exponential function (Euler's formula)
(File:Sinus und Kosinus am Einheitskreis 3.svg|thumb|cos(theta) and sin(theta) are the real and imaginary part of e^{itheta} respectively.)Euler's formula relates sine and cosine to the exponential function:
e^{ix} = cos x + isin x.
This formula is commonly considered for real values of {{mvar|x}}, but it remains true for all complex values.Proof: Let f_1(x)=cos x + isin x, and f_2(x)=e^{ix}. One has frac{d}{dx}f_j(x)= if_j(x) for {{math|1=j = 1, 2}}. The quotient rule implies thus that frac{d}{dx}left(frac{f_1(x)}{f_2(x)}right)=0. Therefore, frac{f_1(x)}{f_2(x)} is a constant function, which equals {{val|1}}, as f_1(0)=f_2(0)=1. This proves the formula.One has
begin{align}
e^{ix} &= cos x + isin xe^{-ix} &= cos x - isin x.end{align}Solving this linear system in sine and cosine, one can express them in terms of the exponential function:
begin{align}sin x &= frac{e^{i x} - e^{-i x}}{2i}
cos x &= frac{e^{i x} + e^{-i x}}{2}.end{align}When {{mvar|x}} is real, this may be rewritten as
cos x = operatorname{Re}left(e^{i x}right), qquad sin x = operatorname{Im}left(e^{i x}right).
Most trigonometric identities can be proved by expressing trigonometric functions in terms of the complex exponential function by using above formulas, and then using the identity e^{a+b}=e^ae^b for simplifying the result.Definitions using functional equations
One can also define the trigonometric functions using various functional equations.For example, the sine and the cosine form the unique pair of continuous functions that satisfy the difference formula
cos(x- y) = cos xcos y + sin xsin y,
and the added condition
0 < xcos x < sin x < xquadtext{ for }quad 0 < x < 1.
Basic identities
Many identities interrelate the trigonometric functions. This section contains the most basic ones; for more identities, see List of trigonometric identities. These identities may be proved geometrically from the unit-circle definitions or the right-angled-triangle definitions (although, for the latter definitions, care must be taken for angles that are not in the interval {{math|[0, {{pi}}/2]}}, see Proofs of trigonometric identities). For non-geometrical proofs using only tools of calculus, one may use directly the differential equations, in a way that is similar to that of the above proof of Euler's identity. One can also use Euler's identity for expressing all trigonometric functions in terms of complex exponentials and using properties of the exponential function.Parity
The cosine and the secant are even functions; the other trigonometric functions are odd functions. That is:
begin{align}
sin(-x) &=-sin xcos(-x) &=cos xtan(-x) &=-tan xcot(-x) &=-cot xcsc(-x) &=-csc xsec(-x) &=sec x.end{align}Periods
All trigonometric functions are periodic functions of period {{math|2{{pi}}}}. This is the smallest period, except for the tangent and the cotangent, which have {{pi}} as smallest period. This means that, for every integer {{mvar|k}}, one has
begin{align}
sin (x+2kpi) &=sin xcos (x+2kpi) &=cos xtan (x+kpi) &=tan xcot (x+kpi) &=cot xcsc (x+2kpi) &=csc xsec (x+2kpi) &=sec x.end{align}Pythagorean identity
The Pythagorean identity, is the expression of the Pythagorean theorem in terms of trigonometric functions. It is
sin^2 x + cos^2 x = 1 .
Sum and difference formulas
The sum and difference formulas allow expanding the sine, the cosine, and the tangent of a sum or a difference of two angles in terms of sines and cosines and tangents of the angles themselves. These can be derived geometrically, using arguments that date to Ptolemy. One can also produce them algebraically using Euler's formula.- Sum
- begin{align}
- Difference
- begin{align}
begin{align}
sin 2x &= 2 sin x cos x = frac{2tan x}{1+tan^2 x}, cos 2x &= cos^2 x - sin^2 x = 2 cos^2 x - 1 = 1 - 2 sin^2 x = frac{1-tan^2 x}{1+tan^2 x},tan 2x &= frac{2tan x}{1-tan^2 x}.end{align}These identities can be used to derive the product-to-sum identities.By setting theta=2x and t=tan x, this allows expressing all trigonometric functions of theta as a rational fraction of t=tan frac{theta}{2}:
begin{align}
sin theta &= frac{2t}{1+t^2}, cos theta &= frac{1-t^2}{1+t^2},tan theta &= frac{2t}{1-t^2}.end{align}Together with
dtheta = frac{2}{1+t^2} , dt,
this is the tangent half-angle substitution, which allows reducing the computation of integrals and antiderivatives of trigonometric functions to that of rational fractions.Derivatives and antiderivatives
The derivatives of trigonometric functions result from those of sine and cosine by applying quotient rule. The values given for the antiderivatives in the following table can be verified by differentiating them. The number {{mvar|C}} is a constant of integration.Inverse functions
The trigonometric functions are periodic, and hence not injective, so strictly speaking, they do not have an inverse function. However, on each interval on which a trigonometric function is monotonic, one can define an inverse function, and this defines inverse trigonometric functions as multivalued functions. To define a true inverse function, one must restrict the domain to an interval where the function is monotonic, and is thus bijective from this interval to its image by the function. The common choice for this interval, called the set of principal values, is given in the following table. As usual, the inverse trigonometric functions are denoted with the prefix "arc" before the name or its abbreviation of the function.
text{Function} & text{Definition} & text{Domain} &text{Set of principal values}
hline
y = arcsin x & sin y = x & -1 le x le 1 & -frac{pi}{2} le y le frac{pi}{2}
y = arccos x & cos y = x & -1 le x le 1 & 0 le y le pi
y = arctan x & tan y = x & -infty le x le infty & -frac{pi}{2} < y < frac{pi}{2}
y = arccot x & cot y = x & -infty le x le infty & 0 < y < pi
y = arcsec x & sec y = x & x1 & 0 le y le pi,; y ne frac{pi}{2}
y = arccsc x & csc y = x & x1 & -frac{pi}{2} le y le frac{pi}{2},; y ne 0
hlineend{array}The notations sinâˆ’1, cosâˆ’1, etc. are often used for arcsin and arccos, etc. When this notation is used, inverse functions could be confused with multiplicative inverses. The notation with the "arc" prefix avoids such a confusion, though "arcsec" for arcsecant can be confused with "arcsecond".Just like the sine and cosine, the inverse trigonometric functions can also be expressed in terms of infinite series. They can also be expressed in terms of complex logarithms. See Inverse trigonometric functions for details.hline
y = arcsin x & sin y = x & -1 le x le 1 & -frac{pi}{2} le y le frac{pi}{2}
y = arccos x & cos y = x & -1 le x le 1 & 0 le y le pi
y = arctan x & tan y = x & -infty le x le infty & -frac{pi}{2} < y < frac{pi}{2}
y = arccot x & cot y = x & -infty le x le infty & 0 < y < pi
y = arcsec x & sec y = x & x1 & 0 le y le pi,; y ne frac{pi}{2}
y = arccsc x & csc y = x & x1 & -frac{pi}{2} le y le frac{pi}{2},; y ne 0
Applications
Angles and sides of a triangle
In this sections {{math|A, B, C}} denote the three (interior) angles of a triangle, and {{math|a, b, c}} denote the lengths of the respective opposite edges. They are related by various formulas, which are named by the trigonometric functions they involve.Law of sines
The law of sines states that for an arbitrary triangle with sides {{mvar|a}}, {{mvar|b}}, and {{mvar|c}} and angles opposite those sides {{mvar|A}}, {{mvar|B}} and {{mvar|C}}:
frac{sin A}{a} = frac{sin B}{b} = frac{sin C}{c} = frac{2Delta}{abc},
where {{math|Î”}} is the area of the triangle,or, equivalently,
frac{a}{sin A} = frac{b}{sin B} = frac{c}{sin C} = 2R,
where {{mvar|R}} is the triangle's circumradius.It can be proven by dividing the triangle into two right ones and using the above definition of sine. The law of sines is useful for computing the lengths of the unknown sides in a triangle if two angles and one side are known. This is a common situation occurring in triangulation, a technique to determine unknown distances by measuring two angles and an accessible enclosed distance.Law of cosines
The law of cosines (also known as the cosine formula or cosine rule) is an extension of the Pythagorean theorem:
c^2=a^2+b^2-2abcos C, ,
or equivalently,
cos C=frac{a^2+b^2-c^2}{2ab}.
In this formula the angle at {{mvar|C}} is opposite to the side {{mvar|c}}. This theorem can be proven by dividing the triangle into two right ones and using the Pythagorean theorem.The law of cosines can be used to determine a side of a triangle if two sides and the angle between them are known. It can also be used to find the cosines of an angle (and consequently the angles themselves) if the lengths of all the sides are known.Law of tangents
The following all form the law of tangentsLaw of cotangents
If
zeta = sqrt{frac{1}{s} (s-a)(s-b)(s-c)} (the radius of the inscribed circle for the triangle)
and
s = frac{a+b+c}{2 } (the semi-perimeter for the triangle),
then the following all form the law of cotangents
frac{cot dfrac{A}{2}}{s-a} = frac{cot dfrac{B}{2}}{s-b} = frac{cot dfrac{C}{2}}{s-c}.
In words the theorem is: the cotangent of a half-angle equals the ratio of the semi-perimeter minus the opposite side to the said angle, to the inradius for the triangle.File:Lissajous curve 5by4.svg|thumb|right|A Lissajous curveLissajous curvePeriodic functions
File:Synthesis square.gif|thumb|340px|right|An animation of the additive synthesis of a square wavesquare waveFile:Sawtooth Fourier Animation.gif|thumb|280px|Sinusoidal basis functions (bottom) can form a sawtooth wave (top) when added. All the basis functions have nodes at the nodes of the sawtooth, and all but the fundamental ({{math|1=k = 1}}) have additional nodes. The oscillation seen about the sawtooth when {{mvar|k}} is large is called the Gibbs phenomenonGibbs phenomenonThe trigonometric functions are also important in physics. The sine and the cosine functions, for example, are used to describe simple harmonic motion, which models many natural phenomena, such as the movement of a mass attached to a spring and, for small angles, the pendular motion of a mass hanging by a string. The sine and cosine functions are one-dimensional projections of uniform circular motion.Trigonometric functions also prove to be useful in the study of general periodic functions. The characteristic wave patterns of periodic functions are useful for modeling recurring phenomena such as sound or light waves.Under rather general conditions, a periodic function {{math|f(x)}} can be expressed as a sum of sine waves or cosine waves in a Fourier series. Denoting the sine or cosine basis functions by {{mvar|Ï†k}}, the expansion of the periodic function {{math|f(t)}} takes the form:
f(t) = sum _{k=1}^infty c_k varphi_k(t).
For example, the square wave can be written as the Fourier series
f_text{square}(t) = frac{4}{pi} sum_{k=1}^infty {sin big( (2k-1)t big) over 2k-1}.
In the animation of a square wave at top right it can be seen that just a few terms already produce a fairly good approximation. The superposition of several terms in the expansion of a sawtooth wave are shown underneath.History
While the early study of trigonometry can be traced to antiquity, the trigonometric functions as they are in use today were developed in the medieval period. The chord function was discovered by Hipparchus of Nicaea (180â€“125 BCE) and Ptolemy of Roman Egypt (90â€“165 CE). The functions of sine and versine (1 - cosine) can be traced back to the jyÄ and koti-jyÄ functions used in Gupta period Indian astronomy (Aryabhatiya, Surya Siddhanta), via translation from Sanskrit to Arabic and then from Arabic to Latin. (See Aryabhata's sine table.)All six trigonometric functions in current use were known in Islamic mathematics by the 9th century, as was the law of sines, used in solving triangles. With the exception of the sine (which was adopted from Indian mathematics), the other five modern trigonometric functions were discovered by Arabic mathematicians, including the cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant and cosecant. Al-KhwÄrizmÄ« (c.â€‰780â€“850) produced tables of sines, cosines and tangents. Circa 830, Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi discovered the cotangent, and produced tables of tangents and cotangents.Jacques Sesiano, "Islamic mathematics", p. 157, in BOOK, Mathematics Across Cultures: The History of Non-western Mathematics, Helaine, Selin, Helaine Selin, Ubiratan, D'Ambrosio, Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, 2000, Springer Science+Business Media, 978-1-4020-0260-1, WEB, trigonometry,weblink Encyclopedia Britannica, Muhammad ibn JÄbir al-HarrÄnÄ« al-BattÄnÄ« (853â€“929) discovered the reciprocal functions of secant and cosecant, and produced the first table of cosecants for each degree from 1Â° to 90Â°. The trigonometric functions were later studied by mathematicians including Omar KhayyÃ¡m, BhÄskara II, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, JamshÄ«d al-KÄshÄ« (14th century), Ulugh Beg (14th century), Regiomontanus (1464), Rheticus, and Rheticus' student Valentinus Otho.Madhava of Sangamagrama (c. 1400) made early strides in the analysis of trigonometric functions in terms of infinite series. (See Madhava series and Madhava's sine table.)The terms tangent and secant were first introduced by the Danish mathematician Thomas Fincke in his book Geometria rotundi (1583).The 16th century French mathematician Albert Girard made the first published use of the abbreviations sin, cos, and tan in his book TrigonomÃ©trie.{{MacTutor|id=Girard_Albert}}In a paper published in 1682, Leibniz proved that {{math|sin x}} is not an algebraic function of {{mvar|x}}.Leonhard Euler's Introductio in analysin infinitorum (1748) was mostly responsible for establishing the analytic treatment of trigonometric functions in Europe, also defining them as infinite series and presenting "Euler's formula", as well as near-modern abbreviations (sin., cos., tang., cot., sec., and cosec.).A few functions were common historically, but are now seldom used, such as the chord ({{math|1=crd(Î¸) = 2 sin({{sfrac|Î¸|2}})}}), the versine ({{math|1=versin(Î¸) = 1 âˆ’ cos(Î¸) = 2 sin2({{sfrac|Î¸|2}})}}) (which appeared in the earliest tables), the coversine ({{math|1=coversin(Î¸) = 1 âˆ’ sin(Î¸) = versin({{sfrac|{{pi}}|2}} âˆ’ Î¸)}}), the haversine ({{math|1=haversin(Î¸) = {{sfrac|1|2}}versin(Î¸) = sin2({{sfrac|Î¸|2}})}}),{{harvtxt|Nielsen|1966|pp=xxiiiâ€“xxiv}} the exsecant ({{math|1=exsec(Î¸) = sec(Î¸) âˆ’ 1}}), and the excosecant ({{math|1=excsc(Î¸) = exsec({{sfrac|{{pi}}|2}} âˆ’ Î¸) = csc(Î¸) âˆ’ 1}}). See List of trigonometric identities for more relations between these functions.Etymology
The word sine derivesThe anglicized form is first recorded in 1593 in Thomas Fale's Horologiographia, the Art of Dialling. from Latin (wikt:sinus|sinus), meaning "bend; bay", and more specifically "the hanging fold of the upper part of a toga", "the bosom of a garment", which was chosen as the translation of what was interpreted as the Arabic word jaib, meaning "pocket" or "fold" in the twelfth-century translations of works by Al-Battani and al-KhwÄrizmÄ« into Medieval Latin.Various sources credit the first use of sinus to either- Plato Tiburtinus's 1116 translation of the Astronomy of Al-Battani
- Gerard of Cremona's translation of the Algebra of al-KhwÄrizmÄ«
- Robert of Chester's 1145 translation of the tables of al-KhwÄrizmÄ«
See also
{{colbegin|colwidth=25em}}- All Students Take Calculus â€” a mnemonic for recalling the signs of trigonometric functions in a particular quadrant of a Cartesian plane
- Bhaskara I's sine approximation formula
- Generalized trigonometry
- Generating trigonometric tables
- Hyperbolic function
- List of periodic functions
- List of trigonometric identities
- Polar sine â€” a generalization to vertex angles
- Proofs of trigonometric identities
- Versine â€” for several less used trigonometric functions
Notes
References
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- Lars Ahlfors, Complex Analysis: an introduction to the theory of analytic functions of one complex variable, second edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1966.
- Boyer, Carl B., A History of Mathematics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2nd edition. (1991). {{isbn|0-471-54397-7}}.
- Gal, Shmuel and Bachelis, Boris. An accurate elementary mathematical library for the IEEE floating point standard, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (1991).
- Joseph, George G., The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics, 2nd ed. Penguin Books, London. (2000). {{isbn|0-691-00659-8}}.
- Kantabutra, Vitit, "On hardware for computing exponential and trigonometric functions," IEEE Trans. Computers 45 (3), 328â€“339 (1996).
- Maor, Eli, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20040404234808weblink">Trigonometric Delights, Princeton Univ. Press. (1998). Reprint edition (February 25, 2002): {{isbn|0-691-09541-8}}.{{dead link|date = April 2014}}
- Needham, Tristan, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20040602145226weblink">"Preface"" to Visual Complex Analysis. Oxford University Press, (1999). {{isbn|0-19-853446-9}}.
- {{citation |last1=Nielsen |first1=Kaj L. |title=Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables to Five Places |edition=2nd |location=New York, USA |publisher=Barnes & Noble |date=1966 |lccn=61-9103}}
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- Pearce, Ian G., "Madhava of Sangamagramma", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. (2002).
- Weisstein, Eric W., "Tangent" from MathWorld, accessed 21 January 2006.
External links
- {{springer |title=Trigonometric functions|id=p/t094210}}
- Visionlearning Module on Wave Mathematics
- weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20071006172054weblink">GonioLab Visualization of the unit circle, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions
- q-Sine Article about the q-analog of sin at MathWorld
- q-Cosine Article about the q-analog of cos at MathWorld
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