What do they mean exactly by evaluate cos(sin^-1(t))?
Hmmm we haven't done much of this in class. Usually when a sin or cos pops up it's to calculate the rate of change or find the derivative. Any clues on how to simplify this? I looked at the link and don't really recognize doing anything similar in class.
Draw a right triangle. Label one of the two 'legs' as t = sin a. Label one of the corners (which one?) as a = arcsin t. Label the remaining leg as cos a = cos(arcsin(t)) = ... using pythag, sqrt(1 - t^2).