Friday, October 21, 2011

Hyperbolic Cosine & Hyperbolic Secant

The hyperbolic cosine function is defined as

or generally,
.


Look at the graph below, try to slide the value of 'a' to different values to view the changes on graph.


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Now, take a look at the graph of the reciprocal of hyperbolic cosine function, i.e. hyperbolic secant function, which is defined as


Observe that when a = 1,
  1. as , , thus ;
  2. as , , thus ;
  3. as , , thus .

Again, slide the value of 'a' to view the changes of the graph.


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