I get ERR:DOMAIN every time I enter an inverse trig function
Is your Ti83 plus in degree mode. You can change to radians by pressing the MODE key, and sliding down 2 more positions, and press the ENTER key. Because you got this error your principle value for x and y should be examined. Generally you really should be in radian mode when working with arcsin (aka. sin^-1), and arccos. You probably weren't using arctan because, you would have never gotten this error message due to the fact it goes on forever. And this way your answers for y= arcsin(x), or arccos(x) will be on the x axis, and domains at 0, pi/2, and pi.
You can work in degree mode but, if the number you place in the brackets of your arc sin or arc cos function is larger than 1 or smaller than -1 you will get a ERR:DOMAIN. Using the arctan or (aka. inverse tan) function in the degree mode can be used for computing endless waves, or as an angles that are usually in brackets of cosine or sine. Example: cos(arctan(Beta). This functions that y to never be greater than 1 or, less than 0. Example: sin(arctan(angle). This functions that y to never be less than -1 or, greater than 1.
I hope this answers your question to why you got this error and, helps you to decide on what the correct mode setting should be.
Dec 17, 2010 |
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