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ATAN2: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use ATAN2 in Excel?

The Excel atan2() function calculates the arctangent of two numbers, given in radians. The syntax for the atan2() function is atan2(y, x). The y value is the arctangent of the x value, in radians.

What is the syntax of ATAN2 in Excel?

The syntax of the ATAN2 function in Excel is as follows:

=ATAN2(number1, number2)

This function takes two arguments: number1 and number2. number1 is the angle in radians, and number2 is the x-coordinate of the point where you want to find the tangent.

What is an example of how to use ATAN2 in Excel?

The Excel function ATAN2 is used to calculate the arctangent of two numbers. The function takes two arguments: the first is the angle in radians, and the second is the x-coordinate. The arctangent is calculated as the inverse of the tangent function. The following example uses the ATAN2 function to calculate the angle in radians for a point with a x-coordinate of 2.5:

=ATAN2(2.5,2)

The arctangent of 2.5 is 0.785398163397448.

When should you not use ATAN2 in Excel?

There are a few occasions when you should not use the ATAN2 function in Excel. First, the function is not available in older versions of Excel. Additionally, the function may return unexpected results if the supplied arguments are not in the correct order. Finally, the function may not work correctly if the values passed to it are too large or too small.

What are some similar formulae to ATAN2 in Excel?

There are a few similar formulae to ATAN2 in Excel. The most similar is the TAN function, which calculates the tangent of a given angle. The TAN function uses radians, while the ATAN2 function uses degrees, so there may be some slight discrepancies between the results. Another similar function is the ASIN function, which calculates the arcsine of a number. The ASIN function uses radians, while the ATAN2 function uses degrees, so there may be some slight discrepancies between the results. Finally, the ACOS function calculates the arccosine of a number. The ACOS function uses radians, while the ATAN2 function uses degrees, so there may be some slight discrepancies between the results.

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