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    Graphing trig functions such as sinx+x

    Does anyone have a solid method on how to graph something like this?

    Sinx+x

    I have a set of problems of this sort which I'm supposed to sketch. I'm trying to find a general method to graph them all.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Thumbs up Re: Graphing trig functions such as sinx+x

    The equation which you want to plot is y=\sin(x)+x.

    Plot down the values of x and y in the form of a table.
    The values of x and y are in radians.

    and so on..

    Plot the points (0,0),(1,1.8414),(2,2.9092),(3,3.1411)....

    Your graph would be:




    Last edited by sbhatnagar; October 14th 2011 at 05:30 AM.
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    Re: Graphing trig functions such as sinx+x

    I see,
    So no shortcuts here.
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    Re: Graphing trig functions such as sinx+x

    Yes. No shortcuts. Also note that while "drawing" the graph for a non linear function, you will always obtain an approximate graph. To obtain a perfect and accurate graph, a graph plotting calculator or a software is used.
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