Amplitude

Definition of Amplitude

Amplitude is half the distance between the minimum and maximum values of the range of a periodic function with a bounded range.

In other words, for functions of the form y = A sin bθ or y = A cos bθ, the amplitude is |A|.

Examples of Amplitude

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Video Examples: Free Math Lessons Sine Graph Amplitude


Solved Example on Amplitude

Ques: Find the amplitude of the function .

 Examples  of Amplitude
    Choices:
    A. - 4
    B. 4
    C. 1/2
    D. - 3
    Correct Answer: B

Solution:

    Step 1: Recall that "for functions of the form y = A cos bθ, the amplitude is |A|".
    Step 2: So, 4 is the amplitude of the given function.

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