# ACOT

The ACOT function returns the arccotangent, or the inverse cotangent, of a number. It is useful for calculating angles or determining the phase shift in trigonometric and wave analysis.

## Syntax

=ACOT(`number`

)

`number` | The numeric value for which to calculate the arccotangent. |

## About ACOT

When you need to ascertain the arccotangent, or the inverse cotangent, of a given number for trigonometric or wave analysis, the ACOT function in Excel is your go-to tool. It provides a straightforward means of obtaining the angle associated with a particular cotangent value, offering valuable insights for various analytical and mathematical scenarios. Whether analyzing waveforms or solving geometric problems, the ACOT function presents a convenient and efficient solution for determining phase shifts or angle calculations based on cotangent values.

## Examples

To calculate the arccotangent of 2, you can use the formula: =ACOT(2)

To determine the phase shift in a wave analysis based on a specific cotangent value, you can employ the ACOT function to obtain the corresponding angle for accurate assessment and interpretation.

## Questions

**What does the ACOT function return?**

The ACOT function returns the arccotangent, or the inverse cotangent, of a given number.

**Can the result of the ACOT function be converted to degrees?**

Yes, the result returned by the ACOT function is in radians. To convert the result to degrees, you can utilize the RADIANS function in combination with the ACOT function.

## Related functions

ATAN

ATAN2

COT

TAN