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COS

Returns the cosine of an angle.

Synopsis

COS(number)

Arguments

number An expression that resolves to a number that expresses an angle in degrees.

Description

The COS function takes an angle in degrees and returns the ratio of two sides of a right triangle. The ratio is the length of the side adjacent to the angle divided by the length of the hypotenuse. This ratio is in the range of 1 to -1 (inclusive).

Examples

The following example uses the COS function to return the cosine of an angle:

Dim MyAngle
MyAngle = 1.3;         ! Define angle in degrees.
PRINT COS(MyAngle);    ! Returns cosine ratio.
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The following example uses the COS function to return the secant of an angle:

Dim MyAngle, MySecant
MyAngle = 1.3;                ! Define angle in degrees.
MySecant = 1 / Cos(MyAngle);  ! Calculate secant.
Print MySecant;               ! Secant in radians.
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