inverse tangent

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Noun1.inverse tangent - the inverse function of the tangent; the angle that has a tangent equal to a given number
circular function, trigonometric function - function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle
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This angle of wall friction is the inverse tangent of the wall friction coefficient.
I told them that computing the inverse tangent correctly can mean the difference between life and death.
Techniques for performing complex arithmetic functions, such as inverse tangent on recently released microprocessors, are also presented.