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August 4th, 2019, 02:53 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how to find the domain of validity for trigonometric identities? There doesnt seem to be much tutorials on this topic on youtube/online.



Can anyone explain to me step by step since I have absolutely no clue how to find it?
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Can you figure out where $\cos\theta$, $\sin\theta$ are equal to 0?
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Can you figure out where $\cos\theta$, $\sin\theta$ are equal to 0?

cos(x) = 0 in pi/2, 3pi/2, 5pi/2, so the multiples of pi/2?

sin(x) = 0 in pi, 2pi/ 3pi, so the multiples of pi ?

is this right ?

so csc(x) = 1/sin(x), meaning the domain of validity is all real numbers except for the multiples of pi? The correct answer is all real numbers except for pi/2 though, why is that so?

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cos(x) = 0 in pi/2, 3pi/2, 5pi/2, so the multiples of pi/2?

sin(x) = 0 in pi, 2pi/ 3pi, so the multiples of pi ?

is this right ?

so csc(x) = 1/sin(x), meaning the domain of validity is all real numbers except for the multiples of pi? The correct answer is all real numbers except for pi/2 though, why is that so?
re-read choice D ... does it say what you stated above?
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re-read choice D ... does it say what you stated above?
Oh I meant, what I got was 'domain of validity is all real numbers except for multiples of pi' (which is B), but D is the correct answer.


If csc(x) = 1/sin(x), and sin(x) = 0 in multiples of pi, shouldn't the answer be: domain of validity is all real numbers except for multiples of pi?

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Oh I meant, what I got was 'domain of validity is all real numbers except for multiples of pi' (which is B), but D is the correct answer.


If csc(x) = 1/sin(x), and sin(x) = 0 in multiples of pi, shouldn't the answer be: domain of validity is all real numbers except for multiples of pi?
$\cos{x} \ne 0 \implies x \text{ cannot be an odd multiple of }\frac{\pi}{2}$

$\sin{x} \ne 0 \implies x \text{ cannot be a whole multiple of }\pi = \text{ even multiples of }\frac{\pi}{2}$

therefore, $x \text{ cannot be any multiple of }\frac{\pi}{2}$, which matches up with choice D.

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$\cos{x} \ne 0 \implies x \text{ cannot be an odd multiple of }\frac{\pi}{2}$

$\sin{x} \ne 0 \implies x \text{ cannot be a whole multiple of }\pi = \text{ even multiples of }\frac{\pi}{2}$

therefore, $x \text{ cannot be any multiple of }\frac{\pi}{2}$, which matches up with choice D.
But I don't know how that's related to the question, Do we look at the 1/cos and the cos/sine which is in the middle and avoid having the denominator = 0?

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But I don't know how that's related to the question, Do we look at the 1/cos and the cos/sine which is in the middle and avoid having the denominator = 0?
Yes.

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