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 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: 7,932 Thanks: 1127 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: 3,264 Thanks: 902 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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