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asin(3)                  BSD Library Functions Manual                  asin(3)


NAME

     asin -- arc sine function


SYNOPSIS

     #include <math.h>

     double
     asin(double x);

     long double
     asinl(long double x);

     float
     asinf(float x);


DESCRIPTION

     The asin() function computes the principal value of the arc sine of x.
     The result is in the range [-pi/2, +pi/2].


SPECIAL VALUES

     asin(+-0) returns +-0.

     asin(x) returns a NAN and raises the "invalid" floating-point exception
     for |x| > 1.


VECTOR OPERATIONS

     If you need to apply the asin() function to SIMD vectors or arrays, using
     the following functions provided by the Accelerate.framework may give
     significantly better performance:

     #include <Accelerate/Accelerate.h>

     vFloat vasinf(vFloat x);
     void vvasinf(float *y, const float *x, const int *n);
     void vvasin(double *y, const double *x, const int *n);


SEE ALSO

     acos(3), atan(3), atan2(3), cos(3), cosh(3), sin(3), sinh(3), tan(3),
     tanh(3), math(3)


STANDARDS

     The asin() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:2011.

BSD                            December 11, 2006                           BSD

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