gives the hyperbolic cosecant of z.
- Mathematical function, suitable for both symbolic and numerical manipulation.
- 1/Sinh[z] is automatically converted to Csch[z]. TrigFactorList[expr] does decomposition.
- For certain special arguments, Csch automatically evaluates to exact values.
- Csch can be evaluated to arbitrary numerical precision.
- Csch automatically threads over lists.
Background & Context
- Csch is the hyperbolic cosecant function, which is the hyperbolic analogue of the Csc circular function used throughout trigonometry. It is defined as the reciprocal of the hyperbolic sine function as . It is defined for real numbers by letting be twice the area between the axis and a ray through the origin intersecting the unit hyperbola . Csch[α] then represents the reciprocal of the vertical coordinate of the intersection point. Csch may also be defined as , where is the base of the natural logarithm Log.
- Csch automatically evaluates to exact values when its argument is the (natural) logarithm of a rational number. When given exact numeric expressions as arguments, Csch may be evaluated to arbitrary numeric precision. TrigFactorList can be used to factor expressions involving Csch into terms containing Sinh, Cosh, Sin, and Cos. Other operations useful for manipulation of symbolic expressions involving Csch include TrigToExp, TrigExpand, Simplify, and FullSimplify.
- Csch threads element-wise over lists and matrices. In contrast, MatrixFunction can be used to give the hyperbolic cosecant of a square matrix (i.e. the power series for the hyperbolic cosecant function with ordinary powers replaced by matrix powers) as opposed to the hyperbolic cosecants of the individual matrix elements.
- Csch[x] decreases exponentially as x approaches . Csch satisfies an identity similar to the Pythagorean identity satisfied by Csc, namely . The definition of the hyperbolic cosecant function is extended to complex arguments by way of the identity . Csch has poles at values for an integer and evaluates to ComplexInfinity at these points. Csch[z] has series expansion about the origin that may be expressed in terms of the Bernoulli numbers BernoulliB.
- The inverse function of Csch is ArcCsch. Other related mathematical functions include Sinh and Sech.
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Basic Examples (5)
Numerical Evaluation (6)
Specific Values (5)
Plot the Csch function:
Function Properties (5)
Indefinite integral of Csch:
Series Expansions (3)
Function Identities and Simplifications (6)
Plot absolute value over the complex plane:
Plot Poinsot's spirals:
Properties & Relations (9)
Basic parity and periodicity properties of Csch get automatically applied:
Use FunctionExpand to express special values in radicals:
Compose with inverse functions:
Solve a hyperbolic equation:
Numerically find a root of a transcendental equation:
Obtain Csch from sums, products, and differential equations:
Csch appears in special cases of special functions:
Csch is a numeric function:
Possible Issues (5)
Machine-precision input is insufficient to give a correct answer:
Use arbitrary-precision evaluation instead:
A larger setting for $MaxExtraPrecision may be needed:
No power series exists at infinity, where Csch has an essential singularity:
In TraditionalForm, parentheses are needed around the argument:
Neat Examples (1)
Plot Csch at infinity: