I need to get an answer for this

arccos(0.3) on [0, pi)

What do i need to press to get an answer for that?

Thank you.

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- Aug 26th 2008, 07:32 PMtupacTI-89 Titanium: EVALUATING
I need to get an answer for this

__arccos(0.3) on [0, pi)__

What do i need to press to get an answer for that?

Thank you. - Aug 26th 2008, 10:13 PMmr fantastic
- Aug 27th 2008, 04:51 PMtupac
- Aug 27th 2008, 08:40 PMmr fantastic
The range of the arcos function is not defined over [0, 2pi).

I'm guessing that your question is actually how to solve $\displaystyle \cos \theta = 0.3$ for $\displaystyle 0 \leq \theta < 2 \pi$. You go to the F2 menu and select 1: solve(

Then it's

solve(cos x = 0.3, x)|0<x<2pi - Aug 28th 2008, 11:54 AMtupac
- Aug 28th 2008, 03:51 PMmr fantastic
There're no buttons.

It's a nasty surprise for many students when they discover that sometimes you actually have to understand the mathematical concepts before you can press buttons on the CAS calculator and get an answer.

$\displaystyle \text{arccsc} (a) = \theta \Rightarrow \text{csc} \, \theta = a \Rightarrow \frac{1}{\sin \theta} = a \Rightarrow \sin \theta = \frac{1}{a} \Rightarrow \theta = \arcsin \left( \frac{1}{a}\right)$.

What? It's not April Fools day where you live ......?

Then I guess I better say that I'm joking and that you go to the MATH A:Trig menu and scroll down to what you want ..... Note that $\displaystyle \text{csc}^{-1}$ means the same as arccsc .......

p.s. I*wasn't*joking about the nasty surprise business ......

p.p.s. Read the TI-89 Titanium manual (download it from the TI website if you did what most other students do and lost it 42 seconds after opening the packaging of your calculator).