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The secant of an angle is a number. If you're asking how to calculate the secant of 1.329 degrees, see my answer to your first question.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Exactly what do you want? The secant of 1.329 is a number, not something that can be converted to degrees. Or are you asking for what angle in degrees has a secant of 1.329? In that case it's about 41.197 degrees.

Feb 08, 2014 | Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro Scientific...

Two lines are perpendicular if they belong to the same plane and intersect (cut) one another at right angle. They make a 90 degree angle. If you are doing analytic geometry, two lines are perpendicular if the product of their slopes ia equal to -1.

Other relative positions of lines are parallel (they have the same slope/direction) or they are just secant at an angle not equal to 90 degrees.

Other relative positions of lines are parallel (they have the same slope/direction) or they are just secant at an angle not equal to 90 degrees.

Feb 03, 2012 | Office Equipment & Supplies

TWO THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW, Eli.1. Secant will NEVER return a degree measure (or even a radian measure) no matter what computer or calculator you use. The reason is because secant returns the ratio of sides (hypotenuse over adjacent), which has a range of and find its reciprocal (ie, flip the number upside down: the reciprocal of 5 is one-fifth). That's all.B. TI-84 only uses the three basic trig functions. Secant is the reciprocal of cosine. Therefore, in order to find the secant of -1.2 radians you need to be in Radian mode (see #2 above). From there, you just find the cosine of -1.2 and take that values reciprocal (ie, flip the number upside down: the reciprocal of 10 is point one) . That's all. Math lesson: 1 Radian = 180 Degrees. Therefore, 1.2 Radians is roughly one-third of pi, therefore it is roughly one-third of 180 degrees; therefore -1.2 radians would be nearly -60 degrees (a very friendly angle measure). I hope that helps If not, you should call Texas Instruments because they've got friendly people who are happy to assist anyone. Questions like this are right up their ally, advanced questions like the syntax of the poisson cumulative distribution function are not. So, you're fine. For in depth math help holler at www.THEMATHCHEETAH.comIn Short: Secant returns ratios and NOT degrees or radians. Secant is the reciprocal to cosine. Arcsecant WILL return degrees/radians. Your calculator can be set to either mode.TEXAS INSTRUMENTS >>>>> all calculators ever made.

Mar 08, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

By definition

On this calculator, you have two ways to calculate one of these functions. EX cosecant of 37 degrees

- cosecant of X =1/sin(X), must not be confused with arc sine [sin^-1]
- secant of X =1/cos(X), must not be confused with arc cosine [cos^-1]
- cotangent of X =1/tan(X), must not be confused with arc tangent [tan^-1]

On this calculator, you have two ways to calculate one of these functions. EX cosecant of 37 degrees

- You enter 1 / [sin] 37 [ ) ] [ENTER] result is 1.661640141
- You enter [sin] [ ) ] 37 [ENTER] followed by [X^-1] to take the reciprocal of the previous answer. The [X^-1] key is the one just below [MATH].

Jan 21, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

Hello,

That habit of TI, Casio, and Sharp to label the inverse trigonometric functions with the -1 superscript can cause confusions.

Hope it helps

That habit of TI, Casio, and Sharp to label the inverse trigonometric functions with the -1 superscript can cause confusions.

- The inverse trigonometric functions arcosine, arcsine, and arctangent (labeled by manufacturers as cos^-1, sin^-1, and tan^-1) should not be confused with the other trigonometric functions known as secant(x) =1/cos(x), cosecant(x)=1/sin(x) and cotangent(x) = 1/tan(x).
- To avoid errors in the use of the inverse trigonometric functions, one must be careful and set the angle unit to the one required by the problem at hand (degrees, or radians)
- To make the trigonometric functions really functions, their range is restricted.
- In this calculator arcosine (x) gives results between 0 and 180 degrees (if angle MODE is Degree) or between 0 and Pi radians (if angle MODE is Radian).
- The range of results for arcsine(x) and arctangent(x) is between -90 degrees and +90 degrees (if angle MODE Degree) or -Pi/2 and Pi/2 (if angle MODE is Radian)

Hope it helps

Nov 06, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

Hello,

You have 3 keys for the main trigonometric functions: [SIN], [COS] and [TAN]

To use them correctly you must set the angle unit to the one your problem calls for.

Press [SIFT][MODE] [3:Deg] for degree, [4:Rad] for radian, [5:Grad] for grad. Dependig on angle unit chosen a small D, R, or G appears on the top of the screen.

If you need the inverse trigonometric functions arcsine, arccosine, arctangent, you access them by first pressing the [SHIFT] key

Thus

arcsine [SHIFT][SIN] (sin^-1)

arcosine [SHIFT][COS] (cos^-1)

arctangent [SHIFT][TAN] (tan^-1)

The syntax for the function is

[SIN] # [ ) ] [=]; [SIN] 30 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.5

[COS] # [ ) ] [=] [COS] 19 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.945518576

Note: if the argument of the functions are numbers, the right parenthesis is not necessary. But if the argument is an expression (with various operations) better put the parenthesis to make sure the calculator is performing as one wants it to.

By the way, there are no keys, or key combinations to calculate cotangent, cosecant, and secant, but you can use the definitions:

**cotangent (x) = 1/tan(x) Do not confuse it with tan^-1**

**cosecant(x) = 1/sin(x) Do not confuse it with sin^-1**

**secant(x) = 1/cos(x) Do not confuse it with cos^-1**

Hope it helps.

You have 3 keys for the main trigonometric functions: [SIN], [COS] and [TAN]

To use them correctly you must set the angle unit to the one your problem calls for.

Press [SIFT][MODE] [3:Deg] for degree, [4:Rad] for radian, [5:Grad] for grad. Dependig on angle unit chosen a small D, R, or G appears on the top of the screen.

If you need the inverse trigonometric functions arcsine, arccosine, arctangent, you access them by first pressing the [SHIFT] key

Thus

arcsine [SHIFT][SIN] (sin^-1)

arcosine [SHIFT][COS] (cos^-1)

arctangent [SHIFT][TAN] (tan^-1)

The syntax for the function is

[SIN] # [ ) ] [=]; [SIN] 30 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.5

[COS] # [ ) ] [=] [COS] 19 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.945518576

Note: if the argument of the functions are numbers, the right parenthesis is not necessary. But if the argument is an expression (with various operations) better put the parenthesis to make sure the calculator is performing as one wants it to.

By the way, there are no keys, or key combinations to calculate cotangent, cosecant, and secant, but you can use the definitions:

Hope it helps.

Oct 30, 2009 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

Hello,

There are no dedicated keys for these trigonometric functions, for the simple reason that they can be obtained from the tan, sin, and cos by a simple division.

**cotangent (x) =1/tan(x) . **Do not confuse with the arc tangent tan^(-1)

**cosecant (x)** = 1/sin(x) . Do not confuse with the arcsine sin^(-1)

**secant(x) **=1/cos(x) Do not confuse with the arccosine cos^(-10)

If you know how to use the tan, cos, and sin, with angle unit in degrees or radians, then there will not be any problem

If angle unit is degree, any number you give a trigonometric function is interpreted as degree. For instance if mode is in degree , and you calculate cos(PI) do not expect the value -1. You will have the value corresponding to the cosine of of 3.14159 degrees, namely 0.99849715

Now for you if you are interested.

If [MODE] is in degrees you can still enter angles in radians

You use the [2nd][ANGLE] [3: raised r] [ENTeR].

Here is a screen capture to show you more clearly.

The raised r is obtained by [2nd][ANGLE][3: raised r] [ENTER]

Hope it helps.

There are no dedicated keys for these trigonometric functions, for the simple reason that they can be obtained from the tan, sin, and cos by a simple division.

If you know how to use the tan, cos, and sin, with angle unit in degrees or radians, then there will not be any problem

If angle unit is degree, any number you give a trigonometric function is interpreted as degree. For instance if mode is in degree , and you calculate cos(PI) do not expect the value -1. You will have the value corresponding to the cosine of of 3.14159 degrees, namely 0.99849715

Now for you if you are interested.

If [MODE] is in degrees you can still enter angles in radians

You use the [2nd][ANGLE] [3: raised r] [ENTeR].

Here is a screen capture to show you more clearly.

The raised r is obtained by [2nd][ANGLE][3: raised r] [ENTER]

Hope it helps.

Oct 13, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

try inputting using brackets (sin(angle))^-1 or 1/(sin(angle))

Jul 27, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

because cotangent, cosecant, and secant are all inverse trig functions, just type in 1 / |shift| trig function and the number if you are finding the angles. It might not be a dedicated button, but its an extra push, and it will give you the same result. *note that I put the shift press only because that is how you get the inverse tan to get an angle from a tan ratio.*

May 04, 2009 | Casio FX-270W Calculator

Hello,

I have not yet seen a calculator that has a dedicated key for the cosecant , secant, nor cotangente functions, because they are directly connected with the sine, the cosine, and the tangente.

Cosecant (x) = 1/sin(x)

Secant (x) = 1/cos(x)

Cotangente(x) = 1/tan(x)

Do not confuse these functions with the inverse trigonometric functions, usually represented as

arccosine = arccos; on calculators cos^-1,

arcsine = arcsin ; on calculators sin^-1

arctangent= arctan ; on aclculators tan^-1

Hope it helps.

I have not yet seen a calculator that has a dedicated key for the cosecant , secant, nor cotangente functions, because they are directly connected with the sine, the cosine, and the tangente.

Cosecant (x) = 1/sin(x)

Secant (x) = 1/cos(x)

Cotangente(x) = 1/tan(x)

Do not confuse these functions with the inverse trigonometric functions, usually represented as

arccosine = arccos; on calculators cos^-1,

arcsine = arcsin ; on calculators sin^-1

arctangent= arctan ; on aclculators tan^-1

Hope it helps.

Feb 08, 2008 | Casio FX-115W Plus Calculator

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