ATAN(number)

Returns the arc-tangent of a number.


numberThe number you want the arctangent of.

* The arctangent of an angle is the inverse of the TAN function.
* The "number" is the angle in radians.
* If "number" is not numeric, then #VALUE! is returned.
* The returned angle is given in radians between -PI/2 and PI/2.
* If your argument is in degrees, multiply it by PI/180 to convert it to radians.
* If you want to convert the result from radians to degrees, multiply it by 180/PI.
* You can the DEGREES function to convert from radians to degrees.
* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.office.com.

 A
1=ATAN(0) = 0.00
2=ATAN(1) = 0.785
3=ATAN(-1) = -0.785
4=ATAN(1)*180/PI() = 45
5=DEGREES(ATAN(0.5)) = 27
6=DEGREES(ATAN(1)) = 45
7=ATAN(-50) = -1.551
8=ATAN(TAN(0.5)) = 0.5
9=ATAN(100) = 1.561
10=ATAN(3/2)=ATAN2(2,3) = -1.000
11=ATAN("some text") = #VALUE!

5 - How many degrees is the arc-tangent of -0.5 radians.


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