acosh(3) Library Functions Manual acosh(3)

acosh, acoshf, acoshl - inverse hyperbolic cosine function

Math library (libm, -lm)

#include <math.h>
double acosh(double x);
float acoshf(float x);
long double acoshl(long double x);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):


    _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
        || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500
        || /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
        || /* glibc <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

acoshf(), acoshl():

    _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
        || /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
        || /* glibc <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

These functions calculate the inverse hyperbolic cosine of x; that is the value whose hyperbolic cosine is x.

On success, these functions return the inverse hyperbolic cosine of x.

If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.

If x is +1, +0 is returned.

If x is positive infinity, positive infinity is returned.

If x is less than 1, a domain error occurs, and the functions return a NaN.

See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.

The following errors can occur:

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).

Interface Attribute Value
acosh (), acoshf (), acoshl () Thread safety MT-Safe

C11, POSIX.1-2008.

C99, POSIX.1-2001.

The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD.

asinh(3), atanh(3), cacosh(3), cosh(3), sinh(3), tanh(3)

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