Fri June 22, 2012 By: Shalini

are trignometric functions odd or even ??? how can they be if they are can u brief what are odd and what are even??how are they classified as even and odd

Expert Reply
Sat June 23, 2012
the basic property of  any function f(x)to be even is that 
f(-x)= f(x)
and for any odd function f(x) is 
f(-x) = - f(x)
in case of trigonometric equations , we can say that the function eg : sinx is an odd funtion as its value in 4th quadrant is negative . 
sin(-x) implies that we are measuring it in clockwise direction and its value in 4th qudrant is negative.
therefore except cos(x) and sec(x) funtion , all funtions are odd functions. 
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