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# sec

Secant of angle in radians

## Description

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Y = sec(X) returns the secant of the elements of X. The sec function operates element-wise on arrays. The function accepts both real and complex inputs. For real values of X in the interval [-Inf, Inf], sec returns real values in the interval [-Inf ,-1] and [1,Inf]. For complex values of X, sec returns complex values. All angles are in radians.

## Examples

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### Plot Secant Function

Plot the secant over the domain and .

x1 = -pi/2+0.01:0.01:pi/2-0.01;
x2 = pi/2+0.01:0.01:(3*pi/2)-0.01;
plot(x1,sec(x1),x2,sec(x2)), grid on


### Secant of Vector of Complex Angles

Calculate the secant of the complex angles in vector x.

x = [-i pi+i*pi/2 -1+i*4];
y = sec(x)

y =

0.6481 + 0.0000i  -0.3985 + 0.0000i   0.0198 - 0.0308i



## Input Arguments

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### X — Input angle in radiansscalar value | vector | matrix | N-D array

Input angle in radians, specified as a real-valued or complex-valued scalar value, vector, matrix or N-D array. The sec operation is element-wise when X is non-scalar.

Data Types: single | double
Complex Number Support: Yes

## Output Arguments

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### Y — Secant of input anglescalar value | vector | matrix | N-D array

Secant of input angle, returned as real-valued or complex-valued scalar value, vector, matrix or N-D array.

## More About

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### Secant Function

The secant of an angle, α, defined with reference to a right angled triangle is

The secant of a complex angle, α, is

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