3. Library calls (functions within program libraries)
ASIN
Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)Updated: 20150419
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NAME
asin, asinf, asinl  arc sine functionSYNOPSIS
#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 floatingpoint 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  MTSafe 
CONFORMING TO
C99, POSIX.12001, POSIX.12008.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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