Pronunciation: /ɑrk ˈsi kənt/ Explain
Abbreviations: asec, arcsec

Figure 1: Arcsecant.

The arcsecant function returns the angle whose secant is the given value. The arcsecant is a trigonometric function. The arcsecant is the functional inverse of the secant function. If secant(θ) = hypotenuse/adjacent then sec-1(hypotenuse/adjacent) = θ; Arcsecant is written arcsec or sec-1.

Definition: y = sec-1 x if and only if x = sec y.

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McAdams, David E. Arcsecant. 6/15/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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6/15/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, expanded article. (McAdams, David E.)
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