# SINH

The `SINH` function returns the hyperbolic sine of any real number. The hyperbolic sine is a mathematical function that describes the shape of a hanging cable supported at its ends and acted upon by a uniform gravitational force. In Google Sheets, it is most commonly used in mathematical and statistical formulas.

## Usage

Use the `SINH` formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:

Parameters:
1. value (required):
The value for which to calculate the hyperbolic sine. Must be a real number.

## Examples

Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use the `SINH` formula in Google Sheets.

### Calculate cable sag

The `SINH` function can be used to calculate the sag of a cable supported at its ends and acted upon by a uniform gravitational force.

### Calculate population growth

The `SINH` function can be used in mathematical models to calculate population growth rates.

### Calculate heat transfer

The `SINH` function can be used in mathematical models to calculate heat transfer rates.

## Common Mistakes

`SINH` not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the `SINH` Google Sheets Formula:

### Incorrect argument type

One common mistake is providing an argument that is not a number. The SINH function only accepts numeric values as its argument. Double-check that you are providing a valid number.

### Incorrect formula syntax

Another common mistake is using the wrong syntax for the SINH formula. Make sure that you are using the correct syntax, which is SINH(value).

### Missing argument

One mistake is forgetting to provide an argument for the SINH formula. Make sure that you are providing a value for the formula to calculate.

### Incorrect cell reference

If you are referencing a cell for the SINH formula, make sure that the cell contains a valid number. Double-check that you are referencing the correct cell.

### Unexpected result

Keep in mind that the SINH function returns a hyperbolic sine value. If the result you are getting from the formula is unexpected, check that you are using the formula correctly and understand what the function is calculating.

The following functions are similar to `SINH` or are often used with it in a formula:

• `SIN`

The `SIN` function 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.

• `COSH`

The `COSH` function returns the hyperbolic cosine of a given value. The hyperbolic cosine is defined as (ex + e-x) / 2, where x is the given value. This function is most commonly used in mathematical calculations and modeling.

• `TANH`

The `TANH` function returns the hyperbolic tangent of a value. It is commonly used in mathematical modeling, such as in statistics, physics, and engineering.

• `ACOSH`

The `ACOSH` function returns the inverse hyperbolic cosine of a number. In other words, it calculates the value whose hyperbolic cosine is the specified number. This function is useful for solving mathematical problems involving hyperbolic functions.

• `ATANH`

The `ATANH` function returns the inverse hyperbolic tangent of a value. It is commonly used in mathematical calculations involving hyperbolic functions.

You can learn more about the `SINH` Google Sheets function on Google Support.