Calculates the cosine of an angle. The angle is specified in radians. The result lies between -1 and 1.
Using the angle Alpha, the Cos-Function calculates the ratio of the length of the side that is adjacent to the angle, divided by the length of the hypotenuse in a right-angled triangle.
Cos(Alpha) = Adjacent/Hypotenuse
Number: Numeric expression that specifies an angle in radians that you want to calculate the cosine for.
To convert degrees to radians, multiply degrees by pi/180. To convert radians to degrees, multiply radians by 180/pi.
Pi is here the fixed circle constant with the rounded value 3.14159...
REM The following example allows for a right-angled triangle the input of REM secant and angle (in degrees) and calculates the length of the hypotenuse: Sub ExampleCosinus REM rounded Pi = 3.14159 Dim d1 As Double, dAngle As Double d1 = InputBox$ (""Enter the length of the adjacent side: ","Adjacent") dAngle = InputBox("Enter the angle Alpha (in degrees): ","Alpha") Print "The length of the hypothenuse is"; (d1 / cos (dAngle * Pi / 180)) End Sub