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May 21st, 2016, 07:07 AM   #1
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sine wave and sin function

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What is difference in sin wave and sin function?
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A sine wave is the graph of a sine function.

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The 'sine function' is f(x)= sin(x). A sine function, more generally would be f(x)= a sin(bx) for constants a and b. A "sine wave" is wave, like, say, waves in the ocean, that can be modeled by a graph of a wave function, y= a sin(bx). If you look at such a graph, you will see why it would model a wave.
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