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.




Name Description
N A number whose cotangent value is to be retrieved.

Syntax Diagram:

MySQL COT() Function - Syntax Diagram

MySQL Version: 8.0

Pictorial presentation of MySQL COT() function

pictorial presentation of MySQL COT() function

Example of MySQL COT() function




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


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

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