Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our Equation

Does our equation to find the height off the ground of the cart of the Ferris wheel always work?

h(t) = 65 + 50 sin (9t)

In class today we examined the sine of "large" angles and compared them to the sine of their reference angles. What did we discover? How does that discovery affect our height equation? Can we always trust our height equation, or do we need to know what quadrant our cart is in before we trust the height equation?

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