The Math.cos() function returns the cosine of a number.

Syntax

Math.cos(x)

Parameters

x
A number given in unit of radians.

Description

The Math.cos() method returns a numeric value between -1 and 1, which represents the cosine of the angle.

Because cos() is a static method of Math, you always use it as Math.cos(), rather than as a method of a Math object you created (Math is not a constructor).

Examples

Using Math.cos()

Math.cos(0);           // 1
Math.cos(1);           // 0.5403023058681398

Math.cos(Math.PI);     // -1
Math.cos(2 * Math.PI); // 1

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Math.cos' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Math.cos' in that specification.
Standard  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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