Sine Function

Function

sin(θ)

Summary

Given the angle of a right triangle as input, returns the ratio of the triangle's opposite side over its hypotenuse.

Input

Name Description
angle The angle of a right triangle.

Output

Returns the ratio of the right triangle's opposite side over its hypotenuse.

Given the angle of a right triangle as input, returns the ratio of the triangle's opposite side over its hypotenuse.

Right Triangle

The angle of the right triangle is represented by the symbol theta (θ). Below is the graph of the functions input and output of function sin(x), from 0 to 2π.

For each angle the corresponding right triangle of hypotenuse one is displayed on the left. Drag either of the points to interact with the visual.

Good Links

Right Triangle | concept
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