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sec(x) represents the secant function
Specify the argument
x in radians, not in
degrees. For example, use π to
specify an angle of 180o.
All trigonometric functions are defined for complex arguments.
Floating-point values are returned for floating-point arguments. Floating-point intervals are returned for floating-point interval arguments. Unevaluated function calls are returned for most exact arguments.
Translations by integer multiples of π are eliminated from the argument. Further, arguments that are rational multiples of π lead to simplified results; symmetry relations are used to rewrite the result using an argument from the standard interval . Explicit expressions are returned for the following arguments:
sec(x) is immediately rewritten as
To rewrite the secant function in terms of other target functions,
For example, you can rewrite expressions involving the secant function
in terms of other trigonometric functions and vice versa. See Example 5.
The inverse function is implemented as
See Example 6.
The float attributes are kernel functions, thus, floating-point evaluation is fast.
When called with a floating-point argument, the functions are
sensitive to the environment variable
DIGITS which determines
the numerical working precision.
sec with the following exact and symbolic
input arguments. The secant function is rewritten in terms of the
sec(0), sec(1), sec(5 + I), sec(PI), sec(PI/11), sec(PI/8)
sec(-x), sec(x + PI), sec(x^2 - 4)
Floating-point values are computed for floating-point arguments:
sec(123.4), sec(5.6 + 7.8*I), sec(1.0/10^20)
Floating-point intervals are computed for interval arguments:
sec(-1...1), sec(-4...-2), sec(3*PI/4...5*PI/4)
For intervals containing discontinuities, the result is a union of intervals:
-RD_INF...-1.747888503e17 union 1.0 ...RD_INF
Some special values are implemented:
sec(PI/10), sec(2*PI/5), sec(123/8*PI), sec(-PI/12)
Translations by integer multiples of π are eliminated from the argument:
sec(x + 10*PI), sec(3 - PI), sec(x + PI), sec(2 - 10^100*PI)
All arguments that are rational multiples of π are transformed to arguments from the interval :
sec(4/7*PI), sec(-20*PI/9), sec(123/11*PI), sec(-PI/13)
Arguments that are rational multiples of
rewritten in terms of hyperbolic functions:
sec(5*I), sec(5/4*I), sec(-3*I)
For other complex arguments, use
expand to rewrite the result:
sec(5*I + 2*PI/3), sec(PI/4 - 5/4*I), sec(-3*I + PI/2)
expand(sec(5*I + 2*PI/3)), expand(sec(5/4*I - PI/4)), expand(sec(-3*I + PI/2))
implements the addition theorems:
expand(sec(x + PI/2)), expand(sec(x + y))
uses these theorems in the other direction, trying to rewrite products
of trigonometric functions:
The trigonometric functions do not immediately respond to properties
assume(n, Type::Integer): sec(n*PI)
take such properties into account:
assume(n, Type::Even): sec(n*PI + x), simplify(sec(n*PI + x))
y := sec(x + n*PI) + sec(x - n*PI); simplify(y)
delete n, y
sec(x) is immediately rewritten as
obtain a representation in terms of a specific target function:
rewrite(sec(x)*exp(2*I*x), exp); rewrite(sec(x), tan)
The inverse functions is implemented as
arcsec(sec(x)) is rewritten as
does not necessarily yield
values with real parts in the interval
arcsec(sec(4)), arcsec(sec(3.2 + I))
diff(sec(x), x), float(sec(3)*csc(5 + I))
limit((1 - 1/sec(x))/x^2, x = 0)
taylor(sec(x), x = 0)
Arithmetical expression or a floating-point interval