cacos man page

cacos, cacosf, cacosl — complex arc cosine

Synopsis

#include <complex.h>

double complex cacos(double complex z);
float complex cacosf(float complex z);
long double complex cacosl(long double complex z);

Link with -lm.

Description

These functions calculate the complex arc cosine of z. If y = cacos(z), then z = ccos(y). The real part of y is chosen in the interval [0,pi].

One has:

cacos(z) = -i * clog(z + i * csqrt(1 - z * z))

Versions

These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.

Attributes

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

InterfaceAttributeValue
cacos(), cacosf(), cacosl()Thread safetyMT-Safe

Conforming to

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

Example

/* Link with "-lm" */

#include <complex.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int
main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    double complex z, c, f;
    double complex i = I;

    if (argc != 3) {
        fprintf(stderr, "Usage: %s <real> <imag>\n", argv[0]);
        exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
    }

    z = atof(argv[1]) + atof(argv[2]) * I;

    c = cacos(z);

    printf("cacos() = %6.3f %6.3f*i\n", creal(c), cimag(c));

    f = -i * clog(z + i * csqrt(1 - z * z));

    printf("formula = %6.3f %6.3f*i\n", creal(f), cimag(f));

    exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
}

See Also

ccos(3), clog(3), complex(7)

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Referenced By

acos(3), ccos(3), complex(7).

cacosf(3) and cacosl(3) are aliases of cacos(3).

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