CHAPTER 8 INTRODUCTION TO TRIGONOMETRY AND ITS APPLICATIONS (A) Main Concepts and Results • Trigonometric Ratios of the angle A in a triangle ABC right angled at B are defined as: side opposite to A BC sine of ∠A = sin A = hypotenuse AC side adjacent to ∠A AB =cosine of ∠A = cos A= hypotenuse AC side opposite to ∠A BC =tangent of ∠A = tan A= side adjacent to angle ∠A AB 1 AC cosecant of ∠A = cosec A = = sinA BC 1 AC secant of ∠A = sec A == cosA AB 1 AB cotangent of ∠A = cot A = tan A BC sinA cosA tan A = cosA , cot A = sin A • The values of trigonometric ratios of an angle do not vary with the lengths of the sides of the triangle, if the angle remains the same. • If one trigonometric ratio of an angle is given, the other trigonometric ratios of the angle can be determined.• Trigonometric ratios of angles: 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°. • The value of sin A or cos A never exceeds 1, whereas the value of sec A or cosec A is always greater than or equal to 1. • Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles: sin (90° – A) = cos A, cos (90° –A) = sin A tan (90° –A) = cot A, cot (90° – A) = tan A sec (90° – A) = cosec A, cosec (90° – A) = sec A • Trigonometric identities: cos2A + sin2A = 1 1 + tan2A = sec2A cot2 A + 1 = cosec2 A • The ‘line of sight’ is the line from the eye of an observer to the point in the object viewed by the observer. • The ‘angle of elevation’ of an object viewed, is the angle formed by the line of sight with the horizontal when it is above the horizontal level. • The angle of depression of an object viewed, is the angle formed by the line of sight with the horizontal when it is below the horizontal level. • The height or length of an object or the distance between two distinct objects can be determined with the help of trigonometric ratios. A 0° 30° 45° 60° 90° sin A 0 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 cos A 1 3 2 1 2 1 2 0 tan A 0 1 3 1 3 Not defined cosec A Not defined 2 2 2 3 1 sec A 1 2 3 2 2 Not defined cot A Not defined 3 1 1 3 0 (B) Multiple Choice Questions Choose the correct answer from the given four options: Sample Question 1 : The value of (sin30° + cos30°) – (sin60° + cos60°) is (A) – 1 (B)0 (C)1 (D) 2 Solution : Answer (B) tan 30 Sample Question 2 : The value of iscot 601 1 (A) (B) (C) 3 (D)12 3 Solution : Answer (D) Sample Question 3 : The value of (sin 45° + cos 45°) is 1 3(A) (B) 2 (C) (D)12 2 Solution : Answer (B) EXERCISE 8.1 Choose the correct answer from the given four options: 4 1. If cos A = , then the value of tan Ais 5 334 5(A) (B) (C) (D)543 3 1 2. If sin A= , then the value of cot A is 2 1 3(A) 3 (B) (C) (D) 13 2 3. The value of the expression [cosec (75° + θ) – sec (15° – θ) – tan (55° + θ) + cot (35° – θ)] is 3 (A) – 1 (B)0 (C)1 (D) 2 a 4. Given that sinθ = , then cosθ is equal tob b 22 ab b – a(A) 2 2(B) (C) (D) 22b – aa bb – a 5. If cos (α + β) = 0, then sin (α – β) can be reduced to (A) cos β (B) cos 2β (C) sin α (D) sin 2α 6. The value of (tan1° tan2° tan3° ... tan89°) is 1(A) 0 (B)1 (C)2 (D) 2 7. If cos 9α = sinα and 9α < 90° , then the value of tan5α is 1 (A) (B) 3 (C)1 (D) 03 8. If ΔABC is right angled at C, then the value of cos (A+B) is 1 (A) 0 (B)1 (C) (D)2 2 9. If sinA + sin2A = 1, then the value of the expression (cos2A + cos4A) is 1 (A)1 (B) (C)2 (D) 32 1110. Given that sinα = and cosβ = , then the value of (α + β) is22 (A) 0° (B) 30° (C) 60° (D) 90° ⎡ sin 2 22 °+sin 2 68 °⎤ +° 11. The value of the expression ⎢ 2 2 sin 2 63 °+ cos63 sin27 °⎥ is cos 22 °+cos 68° ⎣⎦(A) 3 (B)2 (C)1 (D) 0 ⎛ 4sin θ−cos θ⎞ 12. If 4 tanθ = 3, then ⎜⎟ is equal to⎝ 4sin θ+ cos θ⎠ 211 3(A) (B) (C) (D)332 4 13. If sinθ – cosθ = 0, then the value of (sin4θ + cos4 θ) is 31 1 (A) 1 (B) (C) (D)42 4 14. sin (45° + θ) – cos (45° – θ) is equal to (A) 2cosθ (B) 0 (C) 2sinθ (D) 1 15. A pole 6 m high casts a shadow 23 m long on the ground, then the Sun’s elevation is (A\) 60° (B) 45° (C) 30° (D) 90° (C) ShortAnswer Questions with Reasoning Write ‘True’ or ‘False’ and justify your answer. increases. Solution : True. In Fig. 8.2, B is moved closer to C along BC. It is observed that (i) θ increases (as θ1 > θ, θ2 > θ1, ...) and (ii) BC decreases (B1C < BC, B2C < B1C, ...) Thus the perpendicular AC remains fixed and the base BC decreases. Hence tanθ increases as θ increases. Sample Question 3 : tanθ increases faster than sinθ as θ increases. Solution : True We know that sinθ increases as θ increases but cosθ decreases as θ increases. sin θ We have tan θ= cos θ Now as θ increases, sinθ increases but cosθ decreases. Therefore, in case of tanθ, the numerator increases and the denominator decreases. But in case of sinθ which can be sin θ seen as , only the numerator increases but the denominator remains fixed at 1.1 Hence tanθ increases faster than sinθ as θ increases. 1 aSample Question 4 : The value of sinθ is , where ‘a’ is a positive number. a Solution : False. We know that a 1 2 0 or a 1 2, but sinθ is not greater than 1. aa Alternatively, there exists the following three posibilities : 1 Case 1. If a < 1, then a 1 a 1 Case 2. If a = 1, then aa 1 1 Case 3. If a > 1, then a 1 a However, sin θ cannot be greater than 1. EXERCISE 8.2 Write ‘True’ or ‘False’ and justify your answer in each of the following: tan 47 ° 1. =1 cot 43 ° 2. The value of the expression (cos2 23° – sin2 67°) is positive. 3. The value of the expression (sin 80° – cos80°) is negative. 5. If cosA + cos2A = 1, then sin2A + sin4A = 1. 6. (tan θ + 2) (2 tan θ + 1) = 5 tan θ + sec2θ. 7. If the length of the shadow of a tower is increasing, then the angle of elevation of the sun is also increasing. 8. If a man standing on a platform 3 metres above the surface of a lake observes a cloud and its reflection in the lake, then the angle of elevation of the cloud is equal to the angle of depression of its reflection. 9. The value of 2sinθ can be a , where a is a positive number, and a ≠ 1. 1 a a2 b2 10. cos θ = , where a and b are two distinct numbers such that ab > 0.2 ab 11. The angle of elevation of the top of a tower is 30°. If the height of the tower is doubled, then the angle of elevation of its top will also be doubled. 12.If the height of a tower and the distance of the point of observation from its foot, both, are increased by 10%, then the angle of elevation of its top remains unchanged. (D) Short Answer Questions Sample Question 1 : Prove that sin6θ + cos6 θ + 3sin2θ cos2θ = 1 Solution : We know that sin2θ + cos2θ = 1 Therefore, (sin2θ + cos2θ)3 = 1 or, (sin2θ)3 + (cos2θ)3 + 3sin2θ cos2θ (sin2θ + cos2θ) = 1 or, sin6 θ + cos6 θ + 3sin2θ cos2θ = 1 Sample Question 2 : Prove that (sin4 θ – cos4θ +1) cosec2θ = 2 Solution : L.H.S. = (sin4θ – cos4θ +1) cosec2θ = [(sin2θ – cos2θ) (sin2 θ + cos2θ) + 1] cosec2θ = (sin2θ – cos2θ + 1) cosec2θ [Because sin 2θ + cos2 θ =1] = 2sin2θ cosec2θ [Because 1– cos 2θ = sin2θ ] = 2 = RHS Sample Question 3 : Given that α + β = 90°, show that Solution : cos αcosec β – cos αsin β= cos αcosec(90 °−α ) – cos αsin (90 °−α ) [Given α + β = 90°] = cos αsec α – cos αcos α= 1cos2 = sin α Sample Question 4 : If sin θ + cos θ = 3 , then prove that tan θ + cot θ = 1 Solution : sin θ + cos θ = 3 (Given) or (sin θ + cos θ)2 = 3 or sin2 θ + cos2θ + 2sinθ cosθ = 3 2sinθ cosθ = 2 [sin2 θ + cos2θ = 1] or sin θ cosθ = 1 = sin2 θ + cos2θ sin 2 cos 2 or 1 sin cos Therefore, tanθ + cotθ = 1 EXERCISE 8.3 Prove the following (from Q.1 to Q.7): sin θ 1+cos θ+=2cosec θ1. 1cos θ sin +θ tanA tanA 2cosec A 2. 1secA 1 secA 3 12 3. If tan A = , then sinA cosA= 4 25 4. (sin α + cos α) (tan α + cot α) = sec α + cosec α 5. 31 (3 – cot 30°) = tan3 60° – 2 sin 60° cot2 α1 +=cosec α6. 1cosec α+ 7. tan θ + tan (90° – θ) = sec θ sec (90° – θ) 8. Find the angle of elevation of the sun when the shadow of a pole h metres high is 3 h metres long. 9. If 3 tan θ = 1, then find the value of sin2θ – cos2 θ. 10. A ladder 15 metres long just reaches the top of a vertical wall. If the ladder makes an angle of 60° with the wall, find the height of the wall. 11. Simplify (1 + tan2θ) (1 – sinθ) (1 + sinθ) 12. If 2sin2θ – cos2θ = 2, then find the value of θ. cos 2 (45 °+θ + cos 2 (45 °–) θ)13. Show that = 1tan (60 °+θ ) tan (30 °−θ ) 14. An observer 1.5 metres tall is 20.5 metres away from a tower 22 metres high. Determine the angle of elevation of the top of the tower from the eye of the observer. 15. Show that tan4θ + tan2θ = sec4θ – sec2θ. (E) Long Answer Questions Sample Question 1 : A spherical balloon of radius r subtends an angle θ at the eye of an observer. If the angle of elevation of its centre is φ, find the height of the centre of the balloon. Solution : In Fig. 8.3, O is the centre of balloon, whose radius OP = r and ∠PAQ = θ. Also, ∠OAB = φ. Let the height of the centre of the balloon be h. Thus OB = h. r Now, from ΔOAP, sin 2 = , where OA= d (1)d h Also from ΔOAB, sin φ = (2)d .h sin φ hd== From (1) and (2), we get sin 2 θ r d r or h = r sin φ cosec 2 θ . Sample Question 2 : From a balloon vertically above a straight road, the angles of depression of two cars at an instant are found to be 45° and 60°. If the cars are 100 m apart, find the height of the balloon. Solution : Let the height of the balloon at P beh meters (see Fig. 8.4). Let A and B be the two cars. Thus AB = 100 m. From ΔPAQ, AQ = PQ = h PQ hNow from ΔPBQ,BQ= tan 60° = 3 or = 3 h –100 or h = 3(h –100) 100 3 Therefore, h = = 50 (3 + 3)3–1 i.e., the height of the balloon is 50 (3 + 3 ) m. Sample Question 3 : The angle of elevation of a cloud from a point h metres above the surface of a lake is θ and the angle of depression of its reflection in the lake is φ. ⎛ tan φ+ tan θ⎞Prove that the height of the cloud above the lake is h ⎜⎟ . ⎝ tan φ− tan θ⎠ Solution : Let P be the cloud and Q be its reflection in the lake (see Fig. 8.5). Let Abe the point of observation such that AB = h. Let the height of the cloud above the lake be x. Let AL = d. x−h Now from ΔPAL, = tan θ (1)d x+hFrom ΔQAL, = tanφ (2)d From (1) and (2), we get xh tan φ+ = x– h tan θ 2xtan φ+ tan θ or = 2htan φ−tan θ ⎛ tan φ+ tan θ⎞Therefore, x= h.⎜⎟⎝ tan φ− tan θ⎠ EXERCISE 8.4 p2 −1 1. If cosecθ + cotθ = p, then prove that cosθ = 2. p +1 2. Prove that sec 2 θ+cosec 2θ= tan θ+ cot θ 3. The angle of elevation of the top of a tower from certain point is 30°. If the observer moves 20 metres towards the tower, the angle of elevation of the top increases by 15°. Find the height of the tower. 4. If 1 + sin2θ = 3sinθ cosθ , then prove that tanθ = 1 or .5. Given that sinθ + 2cosθ = 1, then prove that 2sinθ – cosθ = 2. 6. The angle of elevation of the top of a tower from two points distant s and t from its foot are complementary. Prove that the height of the tower is 7. The shadow of a tower standing on a level plane is found to be 50 m longer when Sun’s elevation is 30° than when it is 60°. Find the height of the tower. 8. A vertical tower stands on a horizontal plane and is surmounted by a vertical flag staff of height h.At a point on the plane, the angles of elevation of the bottom and the top of the flag staff are α and β, respectively. Prove that the height of the 12 ⎛ h tan α⎞ tower is ⎜⎟.⎝tan β−tan α⎠l2 +19. If tanθ + secθ = l, then prove that secθ = . 2l 10. If sinθ + cosθ = p and secθ + cosecθ = q, then prove that q (p2 – 1) = 2p. 11. If a sinθ + b cosθ = c, then prove that a cosθ – b sinθ = 12. Prove that = 1+sec θ– tan θ 1–sin θ1sec θ+ tan θ+θ cos 13. The angle of elevation of the top of a tower 30 m high from the foot of another tower in the same plane is 60° and the angle of elevation of the top of the second tower from the foot of the first tower is 30°. Find the distance between the two towers and also the height of the other tower. 14. From the top of a tower h m high, the angles of depression of two objects, which are in line with the foot of the tower are α and β (β > α). Find the distance between the two objects. 15. A ladder rests against a vertical wall at an inclination α to the horizontal. Its foot is pulled away from the wall through a distance p so that its upper end slides a distance q down the wall and then the ladder makes an angle β to the horizontal. p cos β – cos α =Show that q sin α – sin β . 16. The angle of elevation of the top of a vertical tower from a point on the ground is 60o . From another point 10 m vertically above the first, its angle of elevation is 45o. Find the height of the tower. 17. A window of a house is h metres above the ground. From the window, the angles of elevation and depression of the top and the bottom of another house situated on the opposite side of the lane are found to be α and β, respectively. Prove that the height of the other house is h ( 1 + tan α cot β ) metres. 18. The lower window of a house is at a height of 2 m above the ground and its upper window is 4 m vertically above the lower window.At certain instant the angles of elevation of a balloon from these windows are observed to be 60o and 30o, respectively. Find the height of the balloon above the ground.

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