Cosecant

Pronunciation: /koʊˈsi kænt/ ?
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A cosecant is defined to be the multiplicative inverse of sine.[1] In right triangle trigonometry, the cosecant is equal to the length of the hypotenuse divided by the length of the side opposite the angle. In manipulative 1, click on the blue points and drag them to change the figure.

The arccosecant is the functional inverse of cosecant. The arccosecent is denoted

arccsc()
or
csc^(-1)()

More Information

  • McAdams, David. Sine. allmathwords.org. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Sine.

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Cosecant. 2010-01-05. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/cosecant.html.

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2010-01-05: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-11-18: Changed manipulative to GeoGebra (McAdams, David.)
2008-04-30: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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