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Secant and Cosecant Graphs

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Videos, worksheets, games and activities to help Algebra 2 students learn how to graph the secant and cosecant functions.

The graphs of Cosecant and Secant
How to Graph the Cosecant and Secant Functions using Sine and Cosine
Determine the domain and range of the two functions
Determine the period of the two functions
Reciprocal Trig Function Graphs
Graphing the secant and cosecant functions.

Graphing Secant, Cosecant, and Tangent on the graphing calculator TI84 in degrees and radians.
Transforming Secant and Cosecant
To graph secant and cosecant, find values of the reciprocal functions and plot them on the coordinate plane. Unlike the graphs of sine and cosine, secant and cosecant have vertical asymptotes whenever the cosine and sine equal zero, respectively. Graphing transformations is made easier by substituting theta for the quantity in parenthesis and solving for x. Also, notice that neither graph has x-intercepts.

This video provides an example of describing and graphing a transformation of the cosecant function.

How to Graph the secant function that has an amplitude and vertical Transformation

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