May 21st, 2016, 06:07 AM  #1 
Banned Camp Joined: May 2016 From: earth Posts: 703 Thanks: 56  sine wave and sin function
Hello, What is difference in sin wave and sin function? 
May 21st, 2016, 07:08 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,822 Thanks: 1049 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond 
A sine wave is the graph of a sine function.
Last edited by greg1313; May 21st, 2016 at 07:11 AM. 
May 21st, 2016, 07:13 AM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,244 Thanks: 887  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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