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mathuravasant
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Find the first two positive x-intercepts for y= -2cos(3(x-25°)) +1
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Well, some basic algebra first:mathuravasant said:Find the first two positive x-intercepts for y= -2cos(3(x-25°)) +1
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A sinusoidal function is a mathematical function that describes a repetitive pattern that resembles a sine or cosine curve. It is typically written as f(x) = A sin (Bx + C) + D, where A, B, C, and D are constants that determine the amplitude, period, phase shift, and vertical shift of the function, respectively.
The period of a sinusoidal function is the distance between two consecutive peaks or troughs of the function. It can be calculated using the formula T = 2π/B, where B is the coefficient of x in the function. The period determines how often the function repeats itself.
To graph a sinusoidal function, you can plot a few points using the given values of x and f(x), and then connect the points with a smooth curve. Alternatively, you can use the amplitude, period, phase shift, and vertical shift to determine key points on the graph and then draw the curve. It is also helpful to know that the graph of a sinusoidal function is symmetric about the line x = C.
The amplitude of a sinusoidal function is the distance between the center line and the peak or trough of the function. It is equal to half the distance between the maximum and minimum values of the function. The amplitude determines the vertical stretch or compression of the function.
Sinusoidal functions are used to model various natural phenomena, such as sound waves, light waves, and planetary motion. They are also commonly used in fields such as engineering, physics, and economics to analyze and predict periodic patterns and trends. For example, the stock market can be modeled using sinusoidal functions to predict fluctuations in stock prices over time.