Posted by Jon on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 11:29am.
Write an equation of the cosine function with amplitude 2, period pi, phase shift pi/4.
y=acosx
y=2cos2(xpi/4)
I got it wrong

Advanced Math  Aayush, Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 11:56am
The general equation of such cosine function is:y=acos(xphasedifference),
y=displacement
a=amplitude
x=angular displacement
=(angular velocity)*time
=(2pi/time period)*time
Therefore, the equation can be written as: y=2cos[x(pi/4)]..........(a)
or,y=2cos[(2pi/pi)*t(pi/4)]
or,y=2cos[2t(pi/4)].........(b)
where t=time
Mathematically, equation (a) is suitable
Physically, equation (b) is suitable
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