How can I use secant and cosecant functions on the TI 30XA? I am currently needing these functions for navigating great circle calculations.

If the sides of a triangle are 15cm ,16cm, and 17 cm ,then the area of the triangle is what ?

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

Cosecantx = 1/sinx

secantx=1/cosx

cotangent=1/tanx

Use these identities to get at the trig functions not represented on the calculator.

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Also to get the angles you need to use the inverse trig functions (for example sin^(-1) (2nd SIN))

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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Posted on May 12, 2008

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

No calculator can have EVERY mathematical function. Very few calculators have the secondary trig functions like cosecant because they're so simple to calculate in other ways. By definition csc(x) is equal to 1/sin(x) and you can calculate it that way. Similarly, calculate sec(x) as 1/cos(x) and cot(x) as 1/tan(x).

Jun 04, 2012 | Texas Instruments TI-36X Scientific...

TWO THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW, Eli.1. Secant will NEVER return a degree measure (or even a radian measure) no matter what computer or calculator you use. The reason is because secant returns the ratio of sides (hypotenuse over adjacent), which has a range of and find its reciprocal (ie, flip the number upside down: the reciprocal of 5 is one-fifth). That's all.B. TI-84 only uses the three basic trig functions. Secant is the reciprocal of cosine. Therefore, in order to find the secant of -1.2 radians you need to be in Radian mode (see #2 above). From there, you just find the cosine of -1.2 and take that values reciprocal (ie, flip the number upside down: the reciprocal of 10 is point one) . That's all. Math lesson: 1 Radian = 180 Degrees. Therefore, 1.2 Radians is roughly one-third of pi, therefore it is roughly one-third of 180 degrees; therefore -1.2 radians would be nearly -60 degrees (a very friendly angle measure). I hope that helps If not, you should call Texas Instruments because they've got friendly people who are happy to assist anyone. Questions like this are right up their ally, advanced questions like the syntax of the poisson cumulative distribution function are not. So, you're fine. For in depth math help holler at www.THEMATHCHEETAH.comIn Short: Secant returns ratios and NOT degrees or radians. Secant is the reciprocal to cosine. Arcsecant WILL return degrees/radians. Your calculator can be set to either mode.TEXAS INSTRUMENTS >>>>> all calculators ever made.

Mar 08, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

There are no keys for cosecant, secant, and cotangent. You can calculate those ratios as

csc(x) = 1/sin(x)

sec(x) = 1/cos(x)

cot(x) = 1/tan(x)

Simply calculate the trig ratio on the right and then take its reciprocal.

csc(x) = 1/sin(x)

sec(x) = 1/cos(x)

cot(x) = 1/tan(x)

Simply calculate the trig ratio on the right and then take its reciprocal.

Dec 14, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

Use x-1 to calculate 1/x (x to the negative-one power).

What I think you're calling the inverse function keys actually calculate arcsine, arccosine, and arctangent.

To calculate cosecant x, for example, use the relationship

csc(x) = 1/sin(x)

What I think you're calling the inverse function keys actually calculate arcsine, arccosine, and arctangent.

To calculate cosecant x, for example, use the relationship

csc(x) = 1/sin(x)

Sep 22, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

"Input" is a command, which inputs a value. Try this:

Input X:tan^-1(1/X)

Input X:tan^-1(1/X)

Apr 14, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

By definition

On this calculator, you have two ways to calculate one of these functions. EX cosecant of 37 degrees

- cosecant of X =1/sin(X), must not be confused with arc sine [sin^-1]
- secant of X =1/cos(X), must not be confused with arc cosine [cos^-1]
- cotangent of X =1/tan(X), must not be confused with arc tangent [tan^-1]

On this calculator, you have two ways to calculate one of these functions. EX cosecant of 37 degrees

- You enter 1 / [sin] 37 [ ) ] [ENTER] result is 1.661640141
- You enter [sin] [ ) ] 37 [ENTER] followed by [X^-1] to take the reciprocal of the previous answer. The [X^-1] key is the one just below [MATH].

Jan 21, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Hello,

You have 3 keys for the main trigonometric functions: [SIN], [COS] and [TAN]

To use them correctly you must set the angle unit to the one your problem calls for.

Press [SIFT][MODE] [3:Deg] for degree, [4:Rad] for radian, [5:Grad] for grad. Dependig on angle unit chosen a small D, R, or G appears on the top of the screen.

If you need the inverse trigonometric functions arcsine, arccosine, arctangent, you access them by first pressing the [SHIFT] key

Thus

arcsine [SHIFT][SIN] (sin^-1)

arcosine [SHIFT][COS] (cos^-1)

arctangent [SHIFT][TAN] (tan^-1)

The syntax for the function is

[SIN] # [ ) ] [=]; [SIN] 30 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.5

[COS] # [ ) ] [=] [COS] 19 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.945518576

Note: if the argument of the functions are numbers, the right parenthesis is not necessary. But if the argument is an expression (with various operations) better put the parenthesis to make sure the calculator is performing as one wants it to.

By the way, there are no keys, or key combinations to calculate cotangent, cosecant, and secant, but you can use the definitions:

**cotangent (x) = 1/tan(x) Do not confuse it with tan^-1**

**cosecant(x) = 1/sin(x) Do not confuse it with sin^-1**

**secant(x) = 1/cos(x) Do not confuse it with cos^-1**

Hope it helps.

You have 3 keys for the main trigonometric functions: [SIN], [COS] and [TAN]

To use them correctly you must set the angle unit to the one your problem calls for.

Press [SIFT][MODE] [3:Deg] for degree, [4:Rad] for radian, [5:Grad] for grad. Dependig on angle unit chosen a small D, R, or G appears on the top of the screen.

If you need the inverse trigonometric functions arcsine, arccosine, arctangent, you access them by first pressing the [SHIFT] key

Thus

arcsine [SHIFT][SIN] (sin^-1)

arcosine [SHIFT][COS] (cos^-1)

arctangent [SHIFT][TAN] (tan^-1)

The syntax for the function is

[SIN] # [ ) ] [=]; [SIN] 30 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.5

[COS] # [ ) ] [=] [COS] 19 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.945518576

Note: if the argument of the functions are numbers, the right parenthesis is not necessary. But if the argument is an expression (with various operations) better put the parenthesis to make sure the calculator is performing as one wants it to.

By the way, there are no keys, or key combinations to calculate cotangent, cosecant, and secant, but you can use the definitions:

Hope it helps.

Oct 30, 2009 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

Hello,

The cosecant function is defined by

**cosec(x) = 1/sin(x) **

1[/] [sin] x.

Do not confuse this function with the arcsine function which is accessed by [2nd][sin to the -1]. When you use trigonometric functions make sure that the angle unit (Rad, dgree, grad) is the one you want.

Hope it helps.

The cosecant function is defined by

1[/] [sin] x.

Do not confuse this function with the arcsine function which is accessed by [2nd][sin to the -1]. When you use trigonometric functions make sure that the angle unit (Rad, dgree, grad) is the one you want.

Hope it helps.

Sep 18, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-30XA Calculator

try inputting using brackets (sin(angle))^-1 or 1/(sin(angle))

Jul 27, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

because cotangent, cosecant, and secant are all inverse trig functions, just type in 1 / |shift| trig function and the number if you are finding the angles. It might not be a dedicated button, but its an extra push, and it will give you the same result. *note that I put the shift press only because that is how you get the inverse tan to get an angle from a tan ratio.*

May 04, 2009 | Casio FX-270W Calculator

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