Find the 6 trigonometric values of theta= cos^-1 (3/7)
Now I was thinking cos^-1 = (3/7) is equivalent to secant=3/7 right? Meaning cosine would be 7/3. I draw my triangle, and solve for the last side by using pythagorean theorem. When I have all three sides I can identify my remaining 4 trigonometric values. Is this right?
is not a reciprocal function, it's the inverse cosine function.
if , then
note that in this case is restricted to quad I because the range of the inverse cosine function is
hmm... i don't remember learning that in class to be honest. i hope you don't mind me asking a couple questions to clear things up so I can better understand and work through this. What's the difference between a reciprocal function and an inverse function, and what about this inverse cosine function makes it so costheta=3/7 is equivalent to cos^-1(3/7). If you're speaking about an inverse in any situation doesn't that generay mean to opposite?