|acos(3)||Library Functions Manual||acos(3)|
acos, acosf, acosl - arc cosine function
Math library (libm, -lm)
double acos(double x); float acosf(float x); long double acosl(long double x);
_ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
|| /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
|| /* glibc <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE
These functions calculate the arc cosine of x; that is the value whose cosine is x.
On success, these functions return the arc cosine of x in radians; the return value is in the range [0, pi].
If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is +1, +0 is returned.
If x is positive infinity or negative infinity, a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.
If x is outside the range [-1, 1], a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.
See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.
The following errors can occur:
- Domain error: x is outside the range [-1, 1]
- errno is set to EDOM. An invalid floating-point exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
|acos (), acosf (), acosl ()||Thread safety||MT-Safe|
The variant returning double also conforms to C89, SVr4, 4.3BSD.
|2023-07-20||Linux man-pages 6.05.01|