ASIN

Syntax

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Purpose

ASIN returns the arc sine of n. The argument n must be in the range of -1 to 1, and the function returns a value in the range of -pi/2 to pi/2, expressed in radians.

This function takes as an argument any numeric data type or any nonnumeric data type that can be implicitly converted to a numeric data type. If the argument is BINARY_FLOAT, then the function returns BINARY_DOUBLE. Otherwise the function returns the same numeric data type as the argument.

See Also:

Table 3-10, "Implicit Type Conversion Matrix" for more information on implicit conversion

Examples

The following example returns the arc sine of .3:

SELECT ASIN(.3) "Arc_Sine"
  FROM DUAL;

 Arc_Sine
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