# MySQL COT() function

## COT() function

**MySQL COT() **returns the cotangent of a number.

This function is useful in -

- COT() is a fundamental trigonometric function used in mathematics, physics, engineering, and various scientific fields.
- This function finds the angle at which the tangent is equal to a given value by taking the reciprocal of the tangent.
- COT() is employed in the design and analysis of antennas, as well as in the study of wave propagation in various mediums.
- The COT() function represents oscillatory behavior and is used to solve differential equations with trigonometric functions in simulations and modeling.
- In electrical engineering, COT() is used in the analysis of alternating current (AC) circuits, especially in scenarios involving reactive components like inductors and capacitors.
- In computer graphics and animation, COT() can be used to create various effects, particularly those involving oscillatory motion or wave-like behavior.
- In the study of earthquakes and vibrations, COT() is employed to model the oscillatory behavior of structures and the propagation of seismic waves.

**Syntax:**

COT(N);

**Argument:**

Name | Description |
---|---|

N | A number whose cotangent value is to be retrieved. |

**Syntax Diagram:**

**MySQL Version: 8.0**

**Pictorial presentation of MySQL COT() function**

**Example of MySQL COT() function**

Code:

```
SELECT COT(7);
```

**Explanation:**

The above MySQL statement will return the cotangent of the number specified as an argument.

Output:

mysql> SELECT COT(7); +------------------+ | COT(7) | +------------------+ | 1.14751542240514 | +------------------+ 1 row in set (0.01 sec)

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