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Key features of sine and cosine curves

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The value of $\sin\theta$sinθ can be represented on the $xy$xy-plane below. Consider the curve $y=\sin\theta$y=sinθ and answer the following questions.

a

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A rotation of $390^\circ$390° has the same rotation as the acute angle with measure $\editable{}$$^{\circ}$.

So $\sin390^\circ$sin390°$=$=$\sin\editable{}$sin.

A rotation of $480^\circ$480° has the same rotation as the obtuse angle with measure $\editable{}$$^{\circ}$.

So $\sin480^\circ$sin480°$=$=$\sin\editable{}$sin.

A rotation of $570^\circ$570° has the same rotation as the reflex angle with measure $\editable{}$$^{\circ}$.

So $\sin570^\circ=\sin210^\circ$sin570°=sin210°.

b

Here is the graph of $y=\sin\theta$y=sinθ for $0\le\theta\le720^\circ$0θ720°.

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What do you notice about the nature of $y=\sin\theta$y=sinθ?

The function values and shape of the graph repeat at regular intervals.

A

The function values and shape of the graph repeat at irregular intervals.

B

The function values and shape of the graph repeat at regular intervals.

A

The function values and shape of the graph repeat at irregular intervals.

B
c

The number of degrees it takes for the curve to complete a full cycle is called the period of the function.

Determine the period of $y=\sin\theta$y=sinθ.

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Consider the curve $y=\sin x$y=sinx drawn below and answer the following questions.

Consider the curve $y=\cos x$y=cosx drawn below and answer the following questions.

Consider the curve $y=\sin x$y=sinx drawn below and determine whether the following statements are true or false.

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