You can move the point on the unit circle on the left by clicking on
it and moving around the circle, or by using the slider below the
diagram. Each function chosen is graphed on the right. (The cosine and
sine are the x and y coordinates of that point, the magnitude of the
tangent is the length of the tangent to the circle from the circle to
the x axis, and the secant is the x coordinate of the point at which
the tangent hits the x axis. The cotangent and cosecant are the same
with x and y switched. All signs are positive in the first quadrant.)
I get dizzy if I try to look at all these functions at once.
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Developed by Daniel Kleitman and Jean-Michel Claus.