Explore the properties of combinations of trig functions in this open investigation.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
The sine of an angle is equal to the cosine of its complement. Can you explain why and does this rule extend beyond angles of 90 degrees?
Draw graphs of the sine and modulus functions and explain the humps.
Can you sketch this tricky trig function?
Can you work out the equations of the trig graphs I used to make my pattern?
Shows that Pythagoras for Spherical Triangles reduces to Pythagoras's Theorem in the plane when the triangles are small relative to the radius of the sphere.
What does Pythagoras' Theorem tell you about these angles: 90°, (45+x)° and (45-x)° in a triangle?
Sketch the graphs of y = sin x and y = tan x and some straight lines. Prove some inequalities.
Which is larger cos(sin x) or sin(cos x) ? Does this depend on x ?
The family of graphs of x^n + y^n =1 (for even n) includes the circle. Why do the graphs look more and more square as n increases?