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Math::Acos Method

Returns the angle whose cosine is the specified number.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public:
static double Acos(
	double d
)

Parameters

d
Type: System::Double

A number representing a cosine, where d must be greater than or equal to -1, but less than or equal to 1.

Return Value

Type: System::Double
An angle, θ, measured in radians, such that 0 θ π
-or-
NaN if d < -1 or d > 1 or d equals NaN.

Multiply the return value by 180/Math::PI to convert from radians to degrees.

The following example uses the Acos method to assist in the computation of the inner angles of a given trapezoid.

/// <summary> 
/// The following class represents simple functionality of the trapezoid. 
/// </summary> 
using namespace System;

public ref class MathTrapezoidSample
{
private:
   double m_longBase;
   double m_shortBase;
   double m_leftLeg;
   double m_rightLeg;

public:
   MathTrapezoidSample( double longbase, double shortbase, double leftLeg, double rightLeg )
   {
      m_longBase = Math::Abs( longbase );
      m_shortBase = Math::Abs( shortbase );
      m_leftLeg = Math::Abs( leftLeg );
      m_rightLeg = Math::Abs( rightLeg );
   }


private:
   double GetRightSmallBase()
   {
      return (Math::Pow( m_rightLeg, 2.0 ) - Math::Pow( m_leftLeg, 2.0 ) + Math::Pow( m_longBase, 2.0 ) + Math::Pow( m_shortBase, 2.0 ) - 2 * m_shortBase * m_longBase) / (2 * (m_longBase - m_shortBase));
   }


public:
   double GetHeight()
   {
      double x = GetRightSmallBase();
      return Math::Sqrt( Math::Pow( m_rightLeg, 2.0 ) - Math::Pow( x, 2.0 ) );
   }

   double GetSquare()
   {
      return GetHeight() * m_longBase / 2.0;
   }

   double GetLeftBaseRadianAngle()
   {
      double sinX = GetHeight() / m_leftLeg;
      return Math::Round( Math::Asin( sinX ), 2 );
   }

   double GetRightBaseRadianAngle()
   {
      double x = GetRightSmallBase();
      double cosX = (Math::Pow( m_rightLeg, 2.0 ) + Math::Pow( x, 2.0 ) - Math::Pow( GetHeight(), 2.0 )) / (2 * x * m_rightLeg);
      return Math::Round( Math::Acos( cosX ), 2 );
   }

   double GetLeftBaseDegreeAngle()
   {
      double x = GetLeftBaseRadianAngle() * 180 / Math::PI;
      return Math::Round( x, 2 );
   }

   double GetRightBaseDegreeAngle()
   {
      double x = GetRightBaseRadianAngle() * 180 / Math::PI;
      return Math::Round( x, 2 );
   }

};

int main()
{
   MathTrapezoidSample^ trpz = gcnew MathTrapezoidSample( 20.0,10.0,8.0,6.0 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The trapezoid's bases are 20.0 and 10.0, the trapezoid's legs are 8.0 and 6.0" );
   double h = trpz->GetHeight();
   Console::WriteLine( "Trapezoid height is: {0}", h.ToString() );
   double dxR = trpz->GetLeftBaseRadianAngle();
   Console::WriteLine( "Trapezoid left base angle is: {0} Radians", dxR.ToString() );
   double dyR = trpz->GetRightBaseRadianAngle();
   Console::WriteLine( "Trapezoid right base angle is: {0} Radians", dyR.ToString() );
   double dxD = trpz->GetLeftBaseDegreeAngle();
   Console::WriteLine( "Trapezoid left base angle is: {0} Degrees", dxD.ToString() );
   double dyD = trpz->GetRightBaseDegreeAngle();
   Console::WriteLine( "Trapezoid left base angle is: {0} Degrees", dyD.ToString() );
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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