Algebra 2 - 2nd Edition

Chapter 10: Trigonometric Functions and Identities

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http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?CourseID=261&method=cResource.dspResourcesForCourse
This page contains interactive gizmos on various aspects of trigonometry. This website requires Shockwave Player to run some of its features.

http://www.mathdemos.org/mathdemos/family_of_functions/trig_gallery.html
This page contains a series of animations on trig functions and their inverses.

10.1 Right Triangle Trigonometry

http://www.themathpage.com/aTrig/trigonometry-of-right-triangles.htm
This page contains an interactive lesson on trigonometry of right triangles.

http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Trigonometry.html
This page contains links to lessons and review of right triangle concepts.

10.2 Evaluating Trigonometric Functions

http://scherer.wikispaces.com/The+Unit+Circle
This page presents a nice graphic showing many special angles and the trigonometric values on the unit circle.
Because of the way this page redirects, you may find it necessary to copy and paste the url into your browser to avoid a page error.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/trig-interactive-unit-circle.html
This page has an interactive unit circle, instantly giving the values and graphs for the three trig functions.

10.3 Inverse Trigonometric Functions

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/DomainAndRangeOfInverse
TrigonometricFunctions/

This page contains a graphing applet that will graph a function and its inverse.

http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/algtrig/ATT8/indexATT8.htm
This series of pages discusses the inverse trig functions and their graphs.

10.4 Graphing Trigonometric Functions

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/grphtrig.htm
This series of pages discusses the graphing of trig functions, including the impact of real-world parameters of amplitude, frequency, and phase shift.

http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/algtrig/ATT7/indexATT7.htm
This series of lessons provides an in-depth look at graphing the trig functions, beginning with terminology and including practice problems.

10.5 The Law of Sines and Law of Cosines

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/lsin.html
This page contains a calculator and applications of the Law of Sines.

http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID=TMH2702
This page contains an interactive lesson on the Law of Sines.

http://www.college-cram.com/study/trigonometry/presentations/292
This page contains an interactive lesson on the Law of Cosines.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/trig-solving-triangles.html
This site includes practical examples and lessons on solving for unknown parts of triangles, including the Laws of Sines and Cosines.

10.6 Verifying Trigonometric Identities

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/botr/botr_141_12-12.pdf
This page contains a free printable worksheet on using graphs to verify the identities.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/trig-magic-hexagon.html
This page presents a helpful tool for remembering and applying all the trig identities.

10.7 Angle Sum and Difference Identities

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/trigonometric-identities.html
This page introduce the trig identities, but concludes with the half-angle, and angle sum and difference identities, including practice problems.

http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/algtrig/ATT14/indexATT14.htm
This series of lessons and practice deals with the trig angle-sum and difference identities, as well as the identities covered in the next lesson.

http://www.shmoop.com/trig-functions/trig-sum-difference-identities.html
This page steps through proofs of sum and difference identities, as a good example of how to approach other identities.

10.8 Double-Angle and Half-Angle Identities

http://www.sosmath.com/trig/douangl/douangl.html
This page contains a lesson on double-angle and half-angle identities.

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/idents.htm
This page concisely summarizes every trig identity covered in our course, and more.

10.9 Solving Trigonometric Equations

http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/solve/solve0/solvtrig.html
This page contains practice on solving trigonometric equations.

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvtrig.htm
This series of pages presents several examples and strategies for solving equations with trig functions.