# Math.Atan2 Method (Double, Double)

.NET Framework (current version)

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Returns the angle whose tangent is the quotient of two specified numbers.

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

## Syntax

```static member Atan2 :
y:float *
x:float -> float
```

#### Parameters

y
Type: System.Double

The y coordinate of a point.

x
Type: System.Double

The x coordinate of a point.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Double

An angle, θ, measured in radians, such that -πθπ, and tan(θ) = y / x, where (x, y) is a point in the Cartesian plane. Observe the following:

• For (x, y) in quadrant 1, 0 < θ < π/2.

• For (x, y) in quadrant 2, π/2 < θπ.

• For (x, y) in quadrant 3, -π < θ < -π/2.

• For (x, y) in quadrant 4, -π/2 < θ < 0.

For points on the boundaries of the quadrants, the return value is the following:

• If y is 0 and x is not negative, θ = 0.

• If y is 0 and x is negative, θ = π.

• If y is positive and x is 0, θ = π/2.

• If y is negative and x is 0, θ = -π/2.

• If y is 0 and x is 0, θ = 0.

If x or y is NaN, or if x and y are either PositiveInfinity or NegativeInfinity, the method returns NaN.

## Remarks

The return value is the angle in the Cartesian plane formed by the x-axis, and a vector starting from the origin, (0,0), and terminating at the point, (x,y).

## Examples

The following example demonstrates how to calculate the arctangent of an angle and a vector. The resulting value is displayed in the console.

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## Version Information

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1