Cotangent

Pronunciation: /'koʊ tæn dʒənt/ Explain
Abbreviation: cot

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Manipulative 1 - Cotangent Created with GeoGebra.

In right triangle trigonometry, cotangent is defined to be equal to the length of the side adjacent to the angle divided by the length of the side opposite the angle.[1] In manipulative 1, click on the blue points and drag them to change the figure.

The arccotangent is the functional inverse of cotangent. It is denoted

arccot()
or
cot^(-1)()

References

  1. Hutton, Charles. A Course in Mathematics, Volume II. 4th edition. pp 2-3. www.archive.org. G. & J. Robinson. 1804. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/courseofmathemat02huttrich#page/2/mode/1up/search/cosecant. Buy the book

More Information

  • McAdams, David E.. Tangent. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 6/27/2018. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/t/tangent.html.

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McAdams, David E. Cotangent. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/cotangent.html.

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6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (McAdams, David E.)
1/5/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
11/18/2008: Changed manipulative to GeoGebra. (McAdams, David E.)
4/30/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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