COTfunction returns the cotangent of an angle specified in radians. The cotangent is the ratio of the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle to the opposite side, and is the reciprocal of the tangent.
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COTformula not working?
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COT formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:
- angle (required):
The angle in radians for which to return the cotangent. Must be a numeric value.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
COTformula in Google Sheets.
Calculate the cotangent of an angle
COT to calculate the cotangent of a given angle, which can be useful in trigonometry or geometry calculations.
Find the length of an adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
COT along with the length of the opposite side of a right-angled triangle to calculate the length of the adjacent side.
Determine the phase shift of a trigonometric function
COT in conjunction with other trigonometric functions to determine the phase shift of a sinusoidal function.
COTnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
COTGoogle Sheets Formula:
Using degrees instead of radians
COT formula requires the angle to be provided in radians. If you accidentally provide the angle in degrees, the result will be incorrect. To convert degrees to radians, use the
Not providing a numeric angle value
COT formula requires the angle value to be numeric. If you provide a non-numeric value, the formula will return an error. Make sure to provide a valid angle value.
The following functions are similar to
COT or are often used with it in a formula:
TANfunction returns the tangent of an angle specified in radians. Tangent is the ratio of the length of the opposite side to the length of the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle. This function is commonly used in trigonometry and geometry calculations.
CSCfunction returns the cosecant of an angle. The cosecant is the reciprocal of the sine function. It takes an angle in radians as its only argument.
SINfunction in Google Sheets returns the sine of a given angle in radians. Sine is a mathematical function that describes a smooth repetitive oscillation. It is commonly used in trigonometry, physics, and engineering to model phenomena such as waves, oscillations, and periodic motion.
You can learn more about the
COT Google Sheets function on Google Support.