Transformations of functions: Vertical stretches

Transformations of functions: Vertical stretches

Lessons

• 1.
a)
Sketch the following functions:
$\left( y \right) = {x^2} + 2$ $\left( {2y} \right) = {x^2} + 2$ $\left( {\frac{y}{3}} \right) = {x^2} + 2$

b)
Compared to the graph of $\left( y \right) = {x^2} + 2$:
$\left( {2y} \right) = {x^2} + 2$ is a vertical stretch about the x-axis by a factor of ____________.
$\left( {\frac{y}{3}} \right) = {x^2} + 2$ is a vertical stretch about the x-axis by a factor of ____________.

• 2.
Vertical Stretches
Given the graph of $y = f\left( x \right)$ as shown, sketch:
a)
$y = \frac{1}{2}f\left( x \right)$

b)
$y = \frac{4}{3}f\left( x \right)$

c)
In conclusion:
$\left( y \right) \to \left( {2y} \right)$: vertical stretch by a factor of ________ ⇒ all $y$ coordinates ______________________.
$\left( y \right) \to \left( {\frac{3}{4}y} \right)$: vertical stretch by a factor of ________ ⇒ all $y$ coordinates ______________________.