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# atan

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atanTangente Inversa (arco tangente)

### Descrição

atan ( float `\$arg` ) : float

Retorna o inverso da tangente de `arg` em radianos. atan() é a função complementar de tan(), o que significa que var == tan(atan(var)) para qualquer valor de a que esteja dentro dos limites de atan().

### Parâmetros

`arg`

O argumento para processar

O arco tangente de `arg` em radianos.

### Veja Também

• tan() - Tangente
• atanh() - Tangente hiperbólica inversa
• asin() - Seno Inverso (arco seno)
• acos() - Cosseno Inverso (arco cosseno) add a note

### User Contributed Notes 4 notes

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Anonymous
5 years ago
``` Contrary to the current description, it should hold y == tan(atan(y)) for ALL  y.However, x == atan(tan(x)) only holds for those x which are in the range of atan, which are those x with -pi/2 < x < pi/2.Of course, those equalities are limited by precision. On my machinetan(atan(1000)) returns 1000.0000000001.atan(tan(0)) returns 0 (correct).atan(tan(M_PI)) returns -1.2246467991474E-16 instead of 0. ```
joelperr at kiwi-interactif dot com
14 years ago
``` to obtain the direction of the line, you are better to use the <? atan2((y2-y1)/(x2-x1)) ?> function, since the regular atan function will only return arguments in the half-plane, ie. if y2-y1 and x2-x1 are negative, atan will give you an angle measurement less than 90 degrees, while it really should be  between 180 and 270 ```
darren_wheatley at hotmail dot com
16 years ago
``` Arc Tan curve manipulation.I used this formula to help with increasing and then diminishing return for y given an increasing x for a game.Ie: Food production (output) is y. Food research is x.The more research you put into x the more you produce, however after a certain point you get less reward. y = atan(x - pi()) + pi()/2;The + pi()/2 moves it up the y axis so you'd add more if you want it to start higher.The x - pi() moves it to the right so you'd minus more to move it more.If you want stretched along the y axis change it to 2 * atan( ...... )Dunno how useful it is... but it's there.Daz ```
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Ts.Saltan
4 years ago
``` arcctg functionfunction actg(\$arg){    return acos(\$arg/(sqrt(1 + \$arg * \$arg)));} ``` 