Complex.Acos Method

Returns the angle that is the arc cosine of the specified complex number.

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

public static Complex Acos(
	Complex value


Type: System.Numerics.Complex
A complex number that represents a cosine.

Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.Complex
The angle, measured in radians, which is the arc cosine of value.

The Acos method for complex numbers corresponds to the Math.Acos method for real numbers.

The Acos method uses the following formula:

(-ImaginaryOne) * Log(value + ImaginaryOne * Sqrt(One - value * value)))

The following example illustrates the Acos method. It shows that passing the value returned by the Acos method to the Cos method returns the original Complex value.

using System;
using System.Numerics;

public class Example
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      Complex[] values = { new Complex(.5, 2), 
                           new Complex(.5, -2),
                           new Complex(-.5, 2),
                           new Complex(-.3, -.8) };
      foreach (Complex value in values)
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Cos(ACos({0})) = {1}", value,
                           Complex.Cos(Complex.Acos(value))) + "\n";
// The example displays the following output:
//       Cos(ACos((0.5, 2))) = (0.5, 2)
//       Cos(ACos((0.5, -2))) = (0.5, -2)
//       Cos(ACos((-0.5, 2))) = (-0.5, 2)
//       Cos(ACos((-0.3, -0.8))) = (-0.3, -0.8)


Supported in: 5, 4

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