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Cosine graph with Phase shift

The standard form of cosine graph with phase shift is **y = a cos( bx + c) + d**

Where, a= amplitude

$\frac{2\pi }{b} $ = Period

$\frac{-c}{b} $ = Horizontal shift

d = Vertical shift

Both b and c in these graphs affect the phase shift in cosine graph (or displacement).

The phase shift is the amount that the curve is moved in a horizontal direction from its normal position. If the phase shift is negative then the displacement will move to the left and if the phase shift is positive then the displacement will move to the right.

Phase shift is obtained by solving the expression

bx + c = 0

bx = - c

x = -c/b

'd' affects the vertical shift of the cosine graph. If 'd' is positive then the graph move upward by d unit and if 'd' is negative then the graph will move down by d unit.

**Note : The period for cosine graph is $2\pi$.**

**How to plot the points on the x-axis of cosine graph ?**

**Divide the period by 4**Let us name it as 'a'.

**First point :**Mark the phase shift on the X-axis. If the phase shift is negative then plot that on the left side of the zero and positive then at the right side of the zero.

**Second point :**Add phase shift and a.

## Example on Cosine graph with phase shift

**Example 1:**Graph y =3 cos ( x + $\frac{\pi }{4}$)

**Solution :**compare y = a cos ( bx + c ) + d and y = cos( x + $\frac{\pi }{6}$)

a = amplitude = 3

b = 1

$\frac{2\pi }{b}$ = $\frac{2\pi }{1}$ = $2\pi $ = Period

For phase shift, solve x + $\frac{\pi }{4}$ = 0

x = $\frac{-\pi }{4}$ = phase shift

As the phase shift is negative so the graph will move to $\frac{\pi }{4}$ unit to left.

d = 0 = vertical shift , so there is no vertical shift.

Since the phase shift is negative so 1st point on the X-axis is $\frac{-\pi }{4}$ which we plot it on the left side of zero.

**2nd point :**$\frac{-\pi }{4}$ + $\frac{period}{4}$

= $\frac{-\pi }{4}$ + $\frac{2\pi}{4}$ = $\frac{\pi }{4}$

**3rd point :**$\frac{\pi }{4}$ + $\frac{2\pi}{4}$ = $\frac{3\pi}{4}$

**4th point :**$\frac{3\pi}{4}$ + $\frac{2\pi}{4}$ = $\frac{5\pi}{4}$

**5th point :**$\frac{5\pi}{4}$ + $\frac{2\pi}{4}$ = $\frac{7\pi}{4}$

**Note : Only one cycle of cosine graph is shown below.**

**Example 2:**Graph y = cos ( x - $\frac{2\pi }{5}$) + 1

**Solution :**compare y = a cos ( bx + c ) + d and y = 3 cos ( x - $\frac{2\pi }{5}$)+1

a = amplitude = 3

b = 1

$\frac{2\pi }{b}$ = $\frac{2\pi }{1}$ = $2\pi $ = Period

For phase shift, solve x - $\frac{2\pi }{5}$ = 0

x = $\frac{2\pi }{5}$ = phase shift

As the phase shift is positive so the graph will move to $\frac{2\pi }{5}$ unit to right.

d = 1 = vertical shift , so the graph will move 1 unit up since 'd' is positive.

So the new X-axis is y = 1 Since the phase shift is negative so 1st point on the X-axis is $\frac{2\pi }{5}$ which we plot it on the right side of the zero.

**2nd point :**$\frac{2\pi }{5}$ + $\frac{period}{4}$

= $\frac{2\pi }{5}$ + $\frac{2\pi}{4}$ = $\frac{9\pi }{10}$

**3rd point :**$\frac{9\pi }{10}$ + $\frac{2\pi}{4}$ = $\frac{14\pi}{10}$

**4th point :**$\frac{14\pi}{10}$ + $\frac{2\pi}{4}$ = $\frac{19\pi}{10}$

**5th point :**$\frac{19\pi}{10}$ + $\frac{2\pi}{4}$ = $\frac{24\pi}{10}$

**Note : Only one cycle of cosine graph is shown below.**

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