Graph of the Tangent Function
For a tangent function graph, create a table of values and plot them on the coordinate plane. Since tan(theta)=y/x, whenever x=0 the tangent function is undefined (dividing by zero is undefined). These points, at theta=pi/2, 3pi/2 and their integer multiples, are represented on a graph by vertical asymptotes, or values the function cannot equal. Because of unit circle symmetry over the y-axis, the period is pi/2.