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Math.Acos Method

Visual Studio 2010

Returns the angle whose cosine is the specified number.

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

Syntax

```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.

Remarks

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

Examples

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>
class MathTrapezoidSample
{
private double m_longBase;
private double m_shortBase;
private double m_leftLeg;
private 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));
}

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

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

public 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);
}

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

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

static void Main(string[] args)
{
MathTrapezoidSample trpz = new 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: " + h.ToString());
double dxR = trpz.GetLeftBaseRadianAngle();
Console.WriteLine("Trapezoid left base angle is: " + dxR.ToString() + " Radians");
double dyR = trpz.GetRightBaseRadianAngle();
Console.WriteLine("Trapezoid right base angle is: " + dyR.ToString() + " Radians");
double dxD = trpz.GetLeftBaseDegreeAngle();
Console.WriteLine("Trapezoid left base angle is: " + dxD.ToString() + " Degrees");
double dyD = trpz.GetRightBaseDegreeAngle();
Console.WriteLine("Trapezoid left base angle is: " + dyD.ToString() + " Degrees");
}
}

```

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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