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AtnEdit

FunctionEdit

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SyntaxEdit

radianAngle# = atn( expr )

DescriptionEdit

Returns the arctangent of expr in radians. In other words, if expr represents the tangent of some angle, then atn(expr) returns the angle. The returned angle will be in the range of -π/2 to +π/2 radians (which corresponds to -90 to +90 degrees). atn always returns a double-precision result.

ExampleEdit

Because atn(1) equals π/4, you can use atn to get a value for π.

dim pi#
end globals

pi = atn( 1 ) * 4
print pi

Program output:

3.14159265359

NotesEdit

No special notes.

See AlsoEdit

sin; cos; tan; asin; acos; atan

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Last modified on 7 July 2009, at 19:51