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# JavaScript Math atan() Method

Javascript Math.atan( ) method is used to return the arctangent of a number in radians. The Math.atan() method returns a numeric value between -pi/2 and pi/2 radians. The atan() is a static method of Math, therefore, it is always used as Math.atan(), rather than as a method of a Math object created.

`Math.atan(x)=arctan(x)=unique y where y belongs to [-pi/2;pi/2] such that tan(y)=x`

Syntax:

`Math.atan(value)`

Parameters: This function accepts a single parameter as mentioned above and described below:

• x: which is a number in radians whose arctangent you want to find.

Returns: The Math.atan() function returns the arctangent of the given number in radians. The below examples illustrate the Math atan( ) method in JavaScript

Below is an example of the Math atan( ) Method.

Example 1: This example returns the atan value when 1 is passed as a parameter.

## javascript

 `console.log(``"When 1 is passed as a parameter: "``    ``+ Math.atan(1));`

Output

```When 1 is passed as a parameter: 0.7853981633974483

```

Example 2: This example returns the atan value when 0 is passed as a parameter.

## javascript

 `console.log(``"When 0 is passed as a parameter: "``    ``+ Math.atan(0));`

Output

```When 0 is passed as a parameter: 0

```

Example 3: This example returns the atan value when -0 is passed as a parameter.

## javascript

 `console.log(``"When -0 is passed as a parameter: "``    ``+ Math.atan(-0));`

Output

```When -0 is passed as a parameter: 0

```

Example 4: This example returns the atan value when infinity is passed as a parameter.

## javascript

 `console.log(``"When Infinity is passed as a parameter: "``    ``+ Math.atan(Infinity));`

Output

```When Infinity is passed as a parameter: 1.5707963267948966

```

Example 5: This example returns the atan value when -infinity is passed as a parameter.

## javascript

 `console.log(``"When -Infinity is passed as a parameter: "``    ``+ Math.atan(-Infinity));`

Output

```When -Infinity is passed as a parameter: -1.5707963267948966

```

We have a complete list of Javascript Math Objects methods, to check those please go through this Javascript Math Object Complete reference article.

Supported Browsers:

• Google Chrome 1 and above
• Firefox 1 and above
• Opera 3 and above
• Safari 1 and above