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Core PHP Programming: Using PHP to Build Dynamic Web Sites by Leon Atkinson

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Common Math

The functions in this section offer most of the common mathematical operations that are part of arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry. Most of these functions work on either doubles or integers. The return type will be the same as the argument. Unless a specific type is called for, I've written "number" to indicate that either an integer or a double is expected.

number abs(number value)

The abs function returns the absolute value of a number. This is the number itself if it's positive, or the number multiplied by negative one (−1) if negative.

<?
  //prints 13
  print(abs(-13));
?>

double acos(double value)

The acos function returns the arc cosine of the value argument. Trying to find the arc cosine of a value greater than one or less ...

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