ASIN(3) Linux Programmer's Manual ASIN(3)
asin, asinf, asinl - arc sine function
double asin(double x);
float asinf(float x);
long double asinl(long double x);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE ||
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc -std=c99
The asin() function calculates the principal value of the arc sine of x; that is the value
whose sine is x.
On success, these functions return the principal value of the arc sine of x in radians;
the return value is in the range [-pi/2, pi/2].
If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is +0 (-0), +0 (-0) 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.
C99, POSIX.1-2001. The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.
acos(3), atan(3), atan2(3), casin(3), cos(3), sin(3), tan(3)
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