1. Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Note:
$arcsin(siny) \neq y$ if y is not in the interval [-1,1]

Question:
$arcsin(sin\frac{3\pi}{4}) \neq \frac{3\pi}{4}$

Why ?

Attempt:
I try doing it with the calculator but i keep getting $\frac{3\pi}{4}$

thank you

2. Originally Posted by mj.alawami
Note:
$arcsin(siny) \neq y$ if y is not in the interval [-1,1]

Question:
$arcsin(sin\frac{3\pi}{4}) \neq \frac{3\pi}{4}$

Why ?

Attempt:
I try doing it with the calculator but i keep getting $\frac{3\pi}{4}$

thank you
$\frac{3\pi}{4} \approx \frac{3 \times 3.14159}{4}$.

What does this equal? Is it in the interval $[-1, 1]$?

3. Originally Posted by mj.alawami
Note:
$arcsin(siny) \neq y$ if y is not in the interval [-1,1] Mr F says: This interval is wrong. It should be ${\color{red}\left[ -\frac{\pi}{2}, \frac{\pi}{2}\right]}$.

Question:
$arcsin(sin\frac{3\pi}{4}) \neq \frac{3\pi}{4}$

Why ?

Attempt:
I try doing it with the calculator but i keep getting $\frac{3\pi}{4}$

thank you
$\sin \frac{3 \pi}{4} = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}$.

$\arcsin \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} = \frac{\pi}{4}$ since the range of the arcsin function is, by definition, $\left[ -\frac{\pi}{2}, \frac{\pi}{2}\right]$.