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asin(+Number, -Result)

Evaluates the trigonometric function asin(Number) and unifies the resulting value with Result.
Number
A number.
Result
A variable or float.

Description

This predicate is used by the ECLiPSe compiler to expand evaluable arithmetic expressions. So the call to asin(Number, Result) is equivalent to
    Result is asin(Number)
which should be preferred for portability.

In coroutining mode, if Number is uninstantiated, the call to asin/2 is delayed until this variable is instantiated.

Modes and Determinism

Exceptions

(4) instantiation fault
Number is not instantiated (non-coroutining mode only).
(5) type error
Result is a number but not a float
(24) number expected
Number is not of a numeric type.
(24) number expected
Result is neither a number nor a variable.
(20) arithmetic exception
Illegal arithmetic operation: Number is greater than 1 or less than -1.
(141) unimplemented functionality
Argument is of type breal

Examples

Success:
      asin(1.0, Result).           (gives Result = 1.5708)
      asin(-0,5, Result).          (gives Result = -0.523599)
Fail:
      asin(1, 0.0).
Error:
      asin(A, 6.0).                  (Error 4).
      asin(1, 3).                    (Error 5).
      asin(2, Result).               (Error 20).
      asin(4 + 2, -0.279415).        (Error 24).
      asin(1, r).                    (Error 24).



See Also

is / 2