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ACOS

Returns the arc-cosine of an angle.

Synopsis

ACOS(number)

Arguments

number An expression that resolves to a number in the range -1 to 1 (inclusive). Values outside of this range generate an <ILLEGAL VALUE> error.

Description

The ACOS function returns the trigonometric arc-cosine of number. An arc-cosine is the inverse of a cosine.

By default, Caché MVBasic trig functions return results in degrees. To return results in radians, set $OPTIONS RADIANS.

To convert degrees to radians, multiply degrees by pi/180. To convert radians to degrees, multiply radians by 180/pi.

Examples

The following example uses the ACOS function to return the arc-cosine of an angle:

PRINT ACOS(-0.5):" in degrees"
PRINT ACOS(-0.5)*(3.1415/180)):" in radians"
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