In order to have an inverse a normal function must be one to one, What must happen to the trigonometric functions in order for them to have inverses.

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- Mar 9th 2006, 03:59 PMaussiekid90Trig Theory Question
In order to have an inverse a normal function must be one to one, What must happen to the trigonometric functions in order for them to have inverses.

Thanks alot - Mar 9th 2006, 07:20 PMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**aussiekid90**

Yes, dreadfully true it is that the trigonometric functions have no inverses because they are not one to one. However, what we can do is restrict the domain. We define the (not reciprocal but rather inverse) as that , notice that this is the inverse on this interval.

Checking the requirements for the interval we see that,

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Similar things are done to the other 5 trigonomteric functions, however, some domains are restricted differently than others. For example, the domain of is