1. ## Implied domain

Hi there, I'm having a little trouble with working out the implied domain of this equation:

$y=tan[2Sin^{-1}(x)]$

I thought that since the range of $2Sin^{-1}(x)$ must be a subset or equal to the domain of $tan(x)$, then $-\frac{\pi}{2}<2Sin^{-1}(x)<\frac{\pi}{2}$. Making the implied domain $x\in \left (-\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2},\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}\right )$

But apparently this is wrong...

2. Hello Stroodle
Originally Posted by Stroodle
Hi there, I'm having a little trouble with working out the implied domain of this equation:

$y=tan[2Sin^{-1}(x)]$

I thought that since the range of $2Sin^{-1}(x)$ must be a subset or equal to the domain of $tan(x)$, then $-\frac{\pi}{2}<2Sin^{-1}(x)<\frac{\pi}{2}$. Making the implied domain $x\in \left (-\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2},\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}\right )$

But apparently this is wrong...

The range of $\arcsin (x)$ is $\left(-\frac{\pi}{2}, \frac{\pi}{2}\right)$. So $-\pi \le 2\arcsin(x) \le \pi$. These are therefore potential values for the domain, but you must remember that $\tan \theta$ has problems when $\theta = \pm\frac{\pi}{2}$.

3. Ahh, now I get it. Thanks for your help.

I actually thought that it was $Tan(x)$ not $tan(x)$.

If this was the case, would my answer/method have been correct?

Thanks again.

4. Hello Stroodle
Originally Posted by Stroodle
Ahh, now I get it. Thanks for your help.

I actually thought that it was $Tan(x)$ not $tan(x)$.

If this was the case, would my answer/method have been correct?

Thanks again.
Sorry, is this some meaning of Tan that I don't know about? What's the difference between Tan x and tan x ?

5. Oh. Our teacher taught us that $Tan(x)$ is the same as $tan(x)$ except that its domain is restricted to $x\in \left (-\frac{\pi}{2},\frac{\pi}{2}\right )$

6. what a ridiculous thing, it's just a matter of upper and lowercase, it's just absurd.

7. ## Domain of tan x

Has anyone else come across this 'convention'?

8. Just did a quick google and found this Complex Analysis/Elementary Functions/Inverse Trig Functions - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks and http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=...jqEaNUEA&pli=1

I guess this is what my teacher was talking about...

Back to my question though; if the domain of $tan(x)$ was restricted to $x\in \left ( -\frac{\pi}{2},\frac{\pi}{2}\right )$ would my original answer be correct?

9. Hello Stroodle
Originally Posted by Stroodle
Just did a quick google and found this Complex Analysis/Elementary Functions/Inverse Trig Functions - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks and Powered by Google Docs

I guess this is what my teacher was talking about...

Back to my question though; if the domain of $tan(x)$ was restricted to $x\in \left ( -\frac{\pi}{2},\frac{\pi}{2}\right )$ would my original answer be correct?

$\text{Tan }(2\arcsin(x))$
would indeed be $\left ( -\frac{\pi}{2},\frac{\pi}{2}\right )$