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SOLVED Hp Prime - CAS inconsistent derivatives of sin, cos, tan
05-29-2014, 10:28 AM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2014 01:19 PM by CR Haeger.)
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SOLVED Hp Prime - CAS inconsistent derivatives of sin, cos, tan
In CAS I notice now that taking first derivative of sin, cos or tan yields different results if in radians versus degrees mode.

In radians mode, d sin(x)/dx gives cos(x)
In degrees mode it gives PI * cos(x)/180

I assume these should be consistent and match the result from radians mode?

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05-29-2014, 10:40 AM
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RE: Hp Prime - CAS inconsistent derivatives of sin, cos, tan
This is correct. The derivative rules d(sin(x))=cos(x) etc.. only hold when the angle is measured in radians. If the angle is in degrees the appropriate rule is found by applying the chain rule.

i.e. if the given angle x is measured in radians as x_rad and in degrees as x_deg, then x_deg = 180/Pi * x_rad, so

d( sin( Pi/180 * x_deg ) ) = cos( Pi/180 * x_deg ) * Pi/180 (using chain rule)
= cos( Pi/180 * x_deg) * Pi/180

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Chris
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05-29-2014, 01:20 PM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2014 01:22 PM by Tugdual.)
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RE: Hp Prime - CAS inconsistent derivatives of sin, cos, tan
(05-29-2014 10:40 AM)cdecastro Wrote:  This is correct. The derivative rules d(sin(x))=cos(x) etc.. only hold when the angle is measured in radians. If the angle is in degrees the appropriate rule is found by applying the chain rule.

i.e. if the given angle x is measured in radians as x_rad and in degrees as x_deg, then x_deg = 180/Pi * x_rad, so

d( sin( Pi/180 * x_deg ) ) = cos( Pi/180 * x_deg ) * Pi/180 (using chain rule)
= cos( Pi/180 * x_deg) * Pi/180

Regards,
Chris
Correct
$$(g\circ f)'=g'\circ f*f'\\ \sin { (a*x)'=cos(a*x)*a } $$
While converting from degree to radian you get the conversion factor
$$a=\frac { \pi }{ 180 } $$
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05-29-2014, 01:22 PM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2014 01:26 PM by CR Haeger.)
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RE: SOLVED Hp Prime - CAS inconsistent derivatives of sin, cos, tan
Yes, of course you and the Prime are both correct...

I got tripped up as I used to do DERVX in CAS with the 50G and it forced me to switch from deg --> rad. The Prime provides correct answers in either mode. This would seem to be a great feature for Geometry teachers.

Thanks again.

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05-29-2014, 01:30 PM
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RE: SOLVED Hp Prime - CAS inconsistent derivatives of sin, cos, tan
I would think it is more 3 to <some much larger number> and not 0...

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05-29-2014, 01:53 PM
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RE: SOLVED Hp Prime - CAS inconsistent derivatives of sin, cos, tan
(05-29-2014 01:30 PM)Tim Wessman Wrote:  I would think it is more 3 to <some much larger number> and not 0...


Nope - 3-0 (since the new firmware release). However, Im still waiting to hear if there is a way to recover my custom spreadsheet apps content following the upgrade. Id prefer not to retype all this back in.
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05-29-2014, 02:11 PM
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RE: SOLVED Hp Prime - CAS inconsistent derivatives of sin, cos, tan
(05-29-2014 01:53 PM)CR Haeger Wrote:  
(05-29-2014 01:30 PM)Tim Wessman Wrote:  I would think it is more 3 to <some much larger number> and not 0...


However, I'm still waiting to hear if there is a way to recover my custom spreadsheet apps content following the upgrade. Id prefer not to retype all this back in.

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05-31-2014, 01:29 AM
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(05-29-2014 01:53 PM)CR Haeger Wrote:  ...Id prefer not to retype all this back in.

(05-29-2014 02:11 PM)Michael de Estrada Wrote:  Start typing. Sad

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