# difference between 1/x and Cosech (x) graph

• Jan 31st 2011, 06:48 PM
gbenguse78
difference between 1/x and Cosech (x) graph
Hi
Can anyone tell me the difference between the 1/x and Cosech(x) graph?
Thanks
• Jan 31st 2011, 06:54 PM
dwsmith
Quote:

Originally Posted by gbenguse78
Hi
Can anyone tell me the difference between the 1/x and Cosech(x) graph?
Thanks

I presumbe you mean csch(x)

$\displaystyle\text{csch}(x)=\frac{1}{\sinh(x)}=\fr ac{1}{\frac{e^x-e^{-x}}{2}}=\frac{2}{e^x-e^{-x}}$

Plug in different values and you will see they differ by a few decimals places.
• Feb 1st 2011, 07:51 PM
gbenguse78
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Originally Posted by dwsmith
I presumbe you mean csch(x)

$\displaystyle\text{csch}(x)=\frac{1}{\sinh(x)}=\fr ac{1}{\frac{e^x-e^{-x}}{2}}=\frac{2}{e^x-e^{-x}}$

Plug in different values and you will see they differ by a few decimals places.

Thanks. I was asking more in relation to its basic features and sketch.
• Feb 1st 2011, 07:54 PM
dwsmith
Quote:

Originally Posted by gbenguse78
Thanks. I was asking more in relation to its basic features and sketch.

It depends on your graph. If you are graphing between -100 and 100 scaled at 10, you won't see a difference. If you graph between 0.99 to 1.001 in increments of .0001, you will see a difference.