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An easy way to memorize the differentiations of trig functions?
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An easy way to memorize the differentiations of trig functions?
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klimenkovBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Can this kinda chain help? sin(x)  cos(x)  sin(x)  cos(x)  SIN(X)
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etemplinBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
there is no easy way. it comes with enough practice and problems. Thats how i got them. sin=cos, cos=sin, tan = sec^2, sec = sec*tan...thats what i know...the other 2 dont get used that often. the chain/circular reference does kinda work
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah, but where's the tan(x)?
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
And the hyperbolic ones?
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etemplinBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ive never had to use the hyperbolic ones, and the inverse ones (i.e. sin^1) are very difficult to memorize because they all look the same
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
But still, is there a way to memorize all of this stuff?
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etemplinBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do lots of problems. Eventually you'll memorize them because you see them so often
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
How about the sec and cosec?
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etemplinBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sec = sec*tan, csc = cscx*cotx. theyre basically opposites, so if you know sec, you can get csc
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klimenkovBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You can refer to such thing, bind sin and cos, tan and sec, cot and cosec. They are together in different formulas.
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zordoloomBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I would really like to know this too. Memorizing diff trig variables.
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
just remember: derivative of a cofunction is negative i.e. d/dx of cos x is sinx d/dx of csc x is csc x cot x d/dx of cot x is csc^2 x
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NickRBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
would help alot actually
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and most importantly: hate math
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calculusfunctionsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I've never had to memorize them. After doing them a few times, you just know them. I'm only speaking for myself, but I just know all the differentiation rules, trig identities by heart. Actually pretty much any formula, I've never had to really memorize, but rather just understand the justification behind them. I can't explain it but I pretty much know any mathematical formula, rules, etc, by heart. I guess that's why I love MATH!
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Hmm. I'd try that way. Thanks @calculusfunctions
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