Graphs of Sine and Cosine

Before we start graphing sine and cosine we must first take a look at the unit circle. Find the numbers that are located in parenthesis around the circle. These numbers are the x and y coordinates for points on a graph. If you need help figuring out how we get these numbers check out this website:

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The right number inside the parenthesis is the value of sine (y-value) for that angle.

The left number inside the parenthesis is the value of cosine (y-value) for that angle.

The number in blue is the x-value on the sine or cosine graph.

We will explain more in the next pages...

http://www.mathvids.com/lesson/mathhelp/36-unit-circle

The right number inside the parenthesis is the value of sine (y-value) for that angle.

The left number inside the parenthesis is the value of cosine (y-value) for that angle.

The number in blue is the x-value on the sine or cosine graph.

We will explain more in the next pages...