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# ASIN, ASINF, ASINL - reference manual online

Arc sine function.

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```ASIN(3)                             Linux Programmer's Manual                             ASIN(3)

NAME
asin, asinf, asinl - arc sine function

SYNOPSIS
#include <math.h>

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)):

asinf(), asinl():
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE ||
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc -std=c99

DESCRIPTION
These functions calculate the principal value of the arc sine of x; that is the value
whose sine is x.

RETURN VALUE
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.

ERRORS
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.

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

┌─────────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
│Interface                │ Attribute     │ Value   │
├─────────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│asin(), asinf(), asinl() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
└─────────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘
CONFORMING TO
C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.

SEE ALSO
acos(3), atan(3), atan2(3), casin(3), cos(3), sin(3), tan(3)

COLOPHON
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