cos(), cosf(), cosl()

Compute the cosine of an angle

Synopsis:

#include <math.h>

double cos( double x );

float cosf( float x );

long double cosl( long double x );

Arguments:

x
The angle, in radians, for which you want to compute the cosine.

Library:

libm

Use the -l m option to qcc to link against this library.

Description:

These functions compute the cosine of x radians.

Note: An argument with a large magnitude may yield results with little or no significance.

To check for error situations, use feclearexcept() and fetestexcept():

Returns:

The cosine of x. If x is NaN, NaN is returned. If x is ±0, 1.0 is returned. If x is ±Inf, a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.

Errors:

FE_INVALID
The argument x is ±Inf.

Examples:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <math.h>
#include <fenv.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main( void )
{
    double value;
    int except_flags;

    feclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT);

    value = cos( M_PI );
    printf( "The cosine of pi is %f\n", value );

    except_flags = fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW);
    if(except_flags) {
        /* An error occurred; handle it appropriately. */
    }

    return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

produces the output:

value = -1.000000

Classification:

ANSI, POSIX 1003.1

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler No
Thread Yes