Oracle / PLSQL: COS Function

This article is written about how to use the Oracle/PLSQL COS function with syntax and examples.

Description

The Oracle/PLSQL COS function returns the cosine of a number.

Syntax

The syntax for the COS function in Oracle/PLSQL is:

COS( number )

Parameters or Arguments

number

The number used to calculate the cosine.

Returns

The COS function returns a numeric value.

Applies To

The COS function can be used in the following versions of Oracle/PLSQL:

Oracle 12c, Oracle 11g, Oracle 10g, Oracle 9i, Oracle 8i

Example

Let’s look at some Oracle COS function examples and explore how to use the COS function in Oracle/PLSQL.

For example:

COS(0.2)
Result: 0.980066577841242

COS(0.35)
Result: 0.939372712847379

COS(-3.15)
Result: -0.999964658471342

COS(200)
Result: 0.487187675007006