Sinusoidal Functions. Chapter 6. Periodic Motion. Graphs of motion with repeating patterns. Think of yourself on a Ferris Wheel. Your height above ground fluctuates as you ride around on the Ferris Wheel over time. This is periodic motion that repeats itself at equal intervals of time.
Graphs of motion with repeating patterns
This is periodic motion that repeats itself at equal intervals of time.
The interval needed for the function to repeat itself.
One period is one cycle. Cycles repeat themselves over and over.
The highest point(s) on the graph.
The lowest point(s) on a graph.
The distance (or height) from the center line of the function to the maximum or minimum point.