COS

Returns the cosine of the given angle.

Syntax

COS(number)  

Parameters

Term Definition
number Required. The angle in radians for which you want the cosine.

Return value

Returns the cosine of the given angle.

Remarks

If the angle is in degrees, either multiply the angle by PI()/180 or use the RADIANS function to convert the angle to radians.

Example

Formula Description Result
=COS(1.047) Cosine of 1.047 radians 0.5001711
=COS(60*PI()/180) Cosine of 60 degrees 0.5
=COS(RADIANS(60)) Cosine of 60 degrees 0.5