# trig functions on a calculator

• Apr 28th 2010, 07:24 AM
Chokfull
trig functions on a calculator
I have a TI-85 calculator and a computer calculator program called MAPLE. I can't figure out how to do cosecant, secant, and cotangent on either of them. I have tried $\tan^{-1}$, but this would be arctan rather than the reciprocal of tangent, right?
• Apr 28th 2010, 09:56 AM
mathemagister
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Originally Posted by Chokfull
I have a TI-85 calculator and a computer calculator program called MAPLE. I can't figure out how to do cosecant, secant, and cotangent on either of them. I have tried $\tan^{-1}$, but this would be arctan rather than the reciprocal of tangent, right?

Can't you just type in:
Code:

`1 / tan(x)`
for cotangent,

Code:

`1 / sin(x)`
for cosecant,

and
Code:

`1 / cos(x)`
for secant?

:)