acosf (3)
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NAME
acos, acosf, acosl  arc cosine functionSYNOPSIS
#include <math.h> double acos(double x); float acosf(float x); long double acosl(long double x);
Link with lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
acosf(), acosl():

_BSD_SOURCE  _SVID_SOURCE  _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600  _ISOC99_SOURCE 
_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc std=c99
DESCRIPTION
These functions calculate the arc cosine of x; that is the value whose cosine is x.RETURN VALUE
On success, these functions return the arc cosine of x in radians; the return value is in the range [0, pi].If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is +1, +0 is returned.
If x is positive infinity or negative infinity, a domain error occurs, and a NaN 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 
acos(), acosf(), acosl()  Thread safety  MTSafe 
CONFORMING TO
C99, POSIX.12001, POSIX.12008.The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.