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Inthisexploration,Idecidedtousetheaveragedaylighthoursforeachmonthformydataas

itiseasiertolookattheshapeofthegraphbyusingthisdata.Beforecalculatingtheaverage
daylighthours,thedatafordaylighthoursisconvertedintodecimal.
Belowaretheworkingstofindthemeanfordaylighthoursforeachmonth:

AverageDaylightHoursinTokyo,JapanforJanuary2015:

9.7875+ 9.7972+9.8075+9.8189+ 9.8311+9.8442+9.8583+ 9.8728+ 9.8883+9.9047+ 9.9219+ 9.9397+9.95


+10.0397+10.0619+10.0847+10.1081+10.1322+10.1567+10.1819+10.2078+10.2339+10.2608+10.288
+ 10.3733+ 10.4028
31

306.7109
31

=9.893Hours

AverageDaylightinTokyoforFebruary2015:
10.4325+10.4625+10.4931+10.5242+10.5553+10.5872+10.6192+10.6517+10.6844
+10.7172+10.7508+10.7844+ 10.8183+ 10.8525+ 10.8869+ 10.9214+10.9564
+10.9914+11.0269 +11.0622+11. .0981+11.1339+11.17 +11.2061+11.2425
+11.2789+ 11.3156+11.3522
28
=

304.546
28

=10.8766

AverageDaylightHoursforTokyo,JapanforMarch2015:

11.3892+ 11.4261+11.4631+11.5003+11.5375 +11.5747+11.61


+11.7622+ 11.8+11.837+ 11.8756+11.9133+ 11.9511+11.9889+ 12.0267+12.0644+ 12.1022+12.1403+12
+12.449+12.4794 +12.5196
31
=

370496
31

=11.9515

AverageDaylightHoursinTokyo,JapanforApril2015:
12.5544+12.5919+12.6292+12.6664+12.7033+12.7406+12.7775+12.8142
+12.8511+12.8875+12.9242+12.9606+12.9967+13.0328+13.0689+13.1044
+13.1403+13.1756+ 13.2108+ 13.2461+13.2808+3.3156+ 13.35+13.3842+13.4183
+13.4519+13.4856+13.5186+13.5517+13.5844
30
=

392.4176
30

=13.0806

AverageDaylightHoursinTokyo,JapanforMay2015:
13.6167+ 13.6486+13.6806+13.7119+13.7431+13.7736+13.8039+13.8339+13.8633
+13.8925+ 13.9214+13.9497+13.9775+14.005+14.0319+14.0583+14.0842
+14.1097+ 14.1347+14.1589+14.1828+14.2061+ 14.2286+14.2508+14.2931+ 14.3131
+14.3328+14.3517+ 14.3697+14.3872+ 14.2722
31
=

435.188
31

=14.0383

AverageDaylightHoursinTokyo,JapanforJune2015:
14.4042+ 14.42+14.4356+ 14.45+14.4639+14.14 .4772+ 14.4894+14.5011
+14.5119 +14.5219+14.5311+14.5394+14.5469+14.5536+14.5597
+14.5647+ 14.5692+14.5725+14.575+14.5767+ 14.5778+ 14.5778+14.5769
+14.5753+14.5728+14.5694+14.5653+14.5606+14.5547+ 14.5481
30
=

430.118
30

=14.3373

AverageDaylightHoursinTokyoJapanforJuly2015:
14.5403+14.5325+14.5136+14.503+14.5233+ 14.4917+14.4794+14.4664+ 14.4528
+14.4383+14.4233+14.4075+14.3908+14.3736+14.3556+ 14.3369+ 14.3178
+14.2978+14.2772+14.2561+14.2344+14.2122+14.1892+14.1658+14.1417+14.1172
+14.0922+ 14.0667+14.0406+14.0139+13.9869
31
=

436.002
31

=14.0646

AverageDaylightHoursinTokyo,JapanforAugust2015:
13.9597+13.9317+13.9033+13.8747+ 13.8456+13.8161+13.7561+13.7256+13.6944
+13.6633+13.6317+13.6+13.5678+13.5333+13.5028+13.4697+ 13.4364+13.4021
+13.694 +13.3356+13.3014+13.2672+13.2325+13.1981+13.1631+13.1281+ 13.0931
+13.0575+13.0222+12.9864
31
=

418.25
31

=13.4919

AverageDaylighthoursinTokyoforSeptember2015:
12.9508+12.915+12.8789+12.8428+12.8067+12.7703+12.7339+12.6972
+12.6606+12.6239+12.5872+12.5503+12.5136+12.4767 +12.4394+12.4025
+12.3656+12.3283+12.2911+12.2539+12.2167+12.1794 +12.1422+ 12.105
+12.0678+12.0306+11.9933+11.9561+ 11.9189+11.8817
30

367.416
30

=12.2472

AverageDaylightHoursinTokyo,JapanforOctober2015:
11.8444 +11.8075+ 11.7333+11.6592+11.6961+11.6222 +11.5853+11.5486 +11.5119
+11.4753 +11.4386+11.4022+ 11.3658+11.3294 +11.11.2933+11.2575+ 11.2214
+11.1858+ 11.15+11.1147+11.0794 +11.0442+11.0094 +10.9744+10.94
10.9058+10.8717+ 10.8378+ 10.8042+10.7708
31
=

350.251
31

=11.2984

AverageDaylightHoursinTokyo,JapanforNovember2015:
10.7378+10.7047+ 10.6722+10.64 +10.6081+10.5764+10.5453+10.5144
+10.4839+10.4536+ 10.4239+ 10.3947+10.3656+10.3372+10.3092
+10.2758+10.2547+10.2281+10.2202+10.0583+10.0364+ 10.0153
+9.9947+9.975+ 9.9558+10.1767+10.1519+10.1275+10.1039
+10.0808
30

309.405
30

=10.3135

AverageDaylightHoursinTokyo,JapanforDecember2015:
9.7767+9.7692+9.7622+9.7564 +9.514+ 9.7475+9.7442+9.7419+9.7408
+ 9.403+9.7408+9.7422+9.7447 +9.7481+9.7522+9.7572+9.7633
+9.7703+ 9.7781+ 9.7867+9.7964+ 9.8067+9.8181+ 9.83+ 9.8431
+9.8569+ 9.8714+9.8867+ 9.9028+9.9197+ 9.9375
31

293.826
31

=9.47827

Aftercalculatingtheaverageofdaylighthoursforeachmonth,thedataistabulatedas
following:
Month
January
February
March
April

AverageDaylightHours
9.893
10.8766
11.9515
13.0806

May
June

14.0383
14.3373

July

14.0646

August
September
October
November
December

13.4919
12.2472
11.2984
10.3135
9.47827

ThedatafromthetableaboveisinsertedintheTInspirecxtoplotagraphasshownbelow:

Then,fromthedatathathasbeenfilled,ascatterplotwillbewhichwilllooklikethis:

Noticehowtheshapeofthegraphisbellshapedsimilartoasinegraph.

From the data that has been inserted into the TInspire cx, asinusoidal function can be
obtainedfromtheprogramwhichis,y=asin(bx+c)+d.Whereaisdefinedastheamplitude
ofthegraph,bistheperiodofthegraph,cisthehorizontalshiftwhereasdisthevertical
shiftofthegraph.

Afterobtainingthesinusoidalfunction,thegraphisthenplottedandwilllooklike:

From,thegraphabove,thedatahasbeenofficiallyrecognizedasasinusoidalfunction,
thereforeitisnowpossibletogathergeneralinformationregardingthefunctionsuchasthe
amplitude,period,phaseshift,maximumandminimumandalsothesinusoidalaxis.

Tocalculatetheamplitude,itisessentialtoknowitsmaximumandminimum.The
maximumofthegraphis14.3andtheminimumofthegraphis9.35.
Theformulatocalculateamplitudeis:
MaximumMinimum
2
Therefore,theamplitudeis,

14.39.35
2
=4.95
Themaximuminthegraphtellsusthatthe14.3hoursisthelongestdayinTokyo,Japan
while9.35hourstellsusthatitistheshortestdayinTokyo,Japanwhiletheamplitude
demonstratestherangeofaveragemonthlydaylighthoursfromthesinusoidalaxis.

Next,fromthegraphofthesinusoidalfunction,wecanobtaintheperiodofthegraph

fromtheformula:
2
12

= 6
Theperiodofthegraphshowstheapplicabletimeperiodforaveragedaylight
hours.
Next,theverticalshiftofthegraphcanbeobtainedfromtheformula:
Maximum+ Minimum
2

So,theverticalshiftofthegraphis,
14.3+ 9.35
2

=11.825