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8.6 ACOS — Arccosine function

Description:
ACOS(X) computes the arccosine of X (inverse of COS(X)).
Standard:
Fortran 77 and later, for a complex argument Fortran 2008 or later
Class:
Elemental function
Syntax:
RESULT = ACOS(X)
Arguments:

X The type shall either be REAL with a magnitude that is less than or equal to one - or the type shall be COMPLEX.

Return value:
The return value is of the same type and kind as X. The real part of the result is in radians and lies in the range 0 \leq \Re \acos(x) \leq \pi.
Example:
          program test_acos
            real(8) :: x = 0.866_8
            x = acos(x)
          end program test_acos
     

Specific names:

Name Argument Return type Standard
ACOS(X) REAL(4) X REAL(4) Fortran 77 and later
DACOS(X) REAL(8) X REAL(8) Fortran 77 and later

See also:
Inverse function: COS