Arcsine

Pronunciation: /ɑrk saɪn/ Explain
Abbreviations: asin, arcsin

Figure 1: Arcsine.

The arcsine function returns the angle whose sine is the given value. The arcsine is a trigonometric function. The arcsine is the functional inverse of the sine function. If sine(θ) = opposite/hypotenuse then sin-1(opposite/hypotenuse) = θ; Arcsine is written arcsin or sin-1.

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

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McAdams, David E. Arcsine. 6/15/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/a/arcsine.html.

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6/15/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, expanded article. (McAdams, David E.)
5/5/2011: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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