CARG
Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 20080811
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NAME
carg, cargf, cargl  calculate the complex argument
SYNOPSIS
#include <complex.h>
double carg(double complex z);
float cargf(float complex z);
long double cargl(long double complex z);
Link with lm.
DESCRIPTION
A complex number can be described by two real coordinates.
One may use rectangular coordinates and gets
z = x + I * y
where
x = creal(z)
and
y = cimag(z).
Or one may use polar coordinates and gets
z = r * cexp(I * a)
where
r = cabs(z)
is the "radius", the "modulus", the absolute value of
z,
and
a = carg(z)
is the "phase angle", the argument of
z.
One has:
tan(carg(z)) = cimag(z) / creal(z)
RETURN VALUE
The return value is the range of [pi,pi].
VERSIONS
These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.
CONFORMING TO
C99.
SEE ALSO
cabs(3),
complex(7)
COLOPHON
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