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ACOS() Function in SQL Server

  • Last Updated : 29 Dec, 2020

ACOS() function :

This function in SQL Server is used to return the arc cosine or the inverse cosine of a specified value. Input to the arc-cosine function should must be in between -1 and 1 (inclusive), otherwise this function returns NULL.

Features :

  • This function is used to find the arc cosine or the inverse cosine of a specified value.
  • This function accepts a single parameter.
  • The range of accepted parameter is in between -1 and 1 (inclusive), otherwise this function returns NULL.
  • The returned value will be in radians.

Syntax :

SELECT ACOS(number);

Parameter :



This method accepts a parameter as given below:

  • number: Specified numeric value whose inverse cosine is going to be returned.

Returns :

It returns the arc cosine or the inverse cosine of a specified value.

Example-1 :

Getting the inverse cosine of a specified value -1

SELECT ACOS(-1);

Output :

3.1415926535897931

Example-2 :

Getting the inverse cosine of a specified value 1



SELECT ACOS(1);

Output :

0.0

Example-3 :

Using ACOS() function with a variable and getting the inverse cosine of a specified value 0.

DECLARE @Parameter_Value INT;
SET @Parameter_Value = 0;
SELECT ACOS(@Parameter_Value);

Output :

1.5707963267948966

Example-4 :

Using ACOS() function with a variable and Getting the inverse cosine of a specified float value “0.45”.

DECLARE @Parameter_Value float;
SET @Parameter_Value = 0.45;
SELECT ACOS(@Parameter_Value);

Output :

1.1040309877476002

Application :

This function is used to return the arc cosine or the inverse cosine of a specified value.

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