2nd October 2019

15

# What is the COT in trig?

cotangent(q) = adj/opp. The functions are usually abbreviated: sine (sin), cosine (cos), tangent (tan) cosecant (csc), secant (sec), and cotangent (cot). It is often simpler to memorize the the trig functions in terms of only sine and cosine: sine(q) = opp/hyp.

So, what is the COT equal to?

The trig function cotangent, written cot θ. cot θ equals or . For acute angles, cot θ can be found by the SOHCAHTOA definition, shown below on the left. The circle definition, a generalization of SOHCAHTOA, is shown below on the right. f(x) = cot x is a periodic function with period π.

What does cot stand for in math?

cotangent(q) = adj/opp. Furthermore, the functions are usually abbreviated: sine (sin), cosine (cos), tangent (tan) cosecant (csc), secant (sec), and cotangent (cot).

Is cot sin over COS?

Secant, cosecant and cotangent, almost always written as sec, cosec and cot are trigonometric functions like sin, cos and tan. Note, sec x is not the same as cos-1x (sometimes written as arccos x). Remember, you cannot divide by zero and so these definitions are only valid when the denominators are not zero.