acosh man page

acosh, acoshf, acoshl — inverse hyperbolic cosine function

Synopsis

#include <math.h>

double acosh(double x);

float acoshf(float x);

long double acoshl(long double x);

Link with -lm.

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

acosh():

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

acoshf(), acoshl():

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

Description

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

Return Value

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.

Errors

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 less than 1
errno is set to EDOM. An invalid floating-point exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.

Attributes

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

InterfaceAttributeValue
acosh(), acoshf(), acoshl()Thread safetyMT-Safe

Conforming to

C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.

See Also

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

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Referenced By

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

acoshf(3) and acoshl(3) are aliases of acosh(3).

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