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Oracle® Database SQL Language Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17118-03
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SIN

Syntax

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Purpose

SIN returns the sine of n (an angle 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 sine of 30 degrees:

SELECT SIN(30 * 3.14159265359/180)
 "Sine of 30 degrees" FROM DUAL;

Sine of 30 degrees
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