acos(), acosf(), acosl()

Compute the arccosine of an angle

Synopsis:

#include <math.h>

double acos( double x );

float acosf( float x );

long double acosl( long double x );

Arguments:

x
The cosine for which you want to find the angle.

Library:

libm

Use the -l m option to qcc to link against this library.

Description:

These functions compute the arccosine (specified in radians) of x.

Returns:

The arccosine in the range (0, π). For finite values not in the range [-1,1], these functions return NaN. The return value for +/-Inf is NaN.

If an error occurs, these functions return 0, but this is also a valid mathematical result. If you want to check for errors, set errno to 0, call the function, and then check errno again. These functions don't change errno if no errors occurred.

Examples:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <math.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main( void )
{
    printf( "%f\n", acos(.5) );

    return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

produces the output:

1.047197

Classification:

ANSI, POSIX 1003.1

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler No
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2013-12-23

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