On Teaching Trigonometry: Graphing Trigonometric Functions (Part 2)
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On Teaching Trigonometry: Graphing Trigonometric Functions (Part 2)

Note: Thoughts expressed in this article are solely those of the author(s). Any advice given in this article may not work in all situations.  

OUTLINE

Programming a computer to graph trigonometric functions
Selecting a programming language and libraries

Python
Python library: Matplotlib
Python library: Numpy

It's time for graphing!
Questions about the computer-generated graphs

 

SUMMARY: We talk about how you can show your students to program a computer to graph trigonometric functions. We use the Python programming language as an example. 

 

If you need to see Part 1 of this article, you can access it here.

Showing your students how to graph trigonometric functions, using different techniques, can be fun. Besides using softwares, you can show your students how to program a computer to graph trigonometric functions.

Programming a computer to graph trigonometric functions

Again, we think that it’s best to show your students how to graph trigonometric functions by hand before showing them how to use automated tools, and one reason is that computer codes may have bugs thus potentially making mistakes graphing the functio...

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