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Hyperbolic function

Hyperbolic function
In mathematics, hyperbolic functions are analogs of the ordinary trigonometric, or circular, functions. The basic hyperbolic functions are the hyperbolic sine "sinh" ( /snt/ or /an/), and the hyperbolic cosine "cosh" ( /k/), from which are derived the hyperbolic tangent "tanh" ( /tnt/ or [1] , and so on, corresponding to the derived trigonometric functions. The inverse hyperbolic functions are the area hyperbolic sine "arsinh" (also called "asinh" or sometimes "arcsinh")[2] and so on. Just as the points (cost,sint) form a circle with a unit radius, the points (cosht,sinht) form the right half of the equilateral A ray through the origin intercepts the hyperbola in the point hyperbola. Hyperbolic functions occur in the , where is twice the area between the ray and the -axis. solutions of some important linear For points on the hyperbola below the -axis, the area is considered negative (see animated version with comparison with the trigonometric (circular) differential equations, for example the functions). equation defining a catenary, and Laplace's equation in Cartesian coordinates. The latter is important in many areas of physics, including electromagnetic theory, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and special relativity. The hyperbolic functions take real values for a real argument called a hyperbolic angle. In complex analysis, they are simply rational functions of exponentials, and so are meromorphic. Hyperbolic functions were introduced in the 1760s independently by Vincenzo Riccati and Johann Heinrich Lambert.[3] Riccati used Sc. and Cc. ([co]sinus circulare) to refer to circular functions and Sh. and Ch. ([co]sinus hyperbolico) to refer to hyperbolic functions. Lambert adopted the names but altered the abbreviations to what they are today.[4] The abbreviations sh and ch are still used in some other languages, like French and Russian.

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Standard algebraic expressions



- (a) cosh(x) is the e and ex


sinh, cosh and tanh

csch, sech and coth

the difference of e and e are: Hyperbolic sine:

- (b) sinh(x) is half The hyperbolic functions

Hyperbolic cosine:

Hyperbolic tangent:

Hyperbolic cotangent:

Hyperbolic secant:

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Hyperbolic cosecant:

Hyperbolic functions can be introduced via imaginary circular angles: Hyperbolic sine:

Hyperbolic cosine:

Hyperbolic tangent:

Hyperbolic cotangent:

Hyperbolic secant:

Hyperbolic cosecant: where i is the imaginary unit defined as i2 = 1. The complex forms in the definitions above derive from Euler's formula. Note that, by convention, sinh2 x means (sinh x)2, not sinh(sinh x); similarly for the other hyperbolic functions when used with positive exponents. Another notation for the hyperbolic cotangent function is ctnhx, though cothx is far more common.

Useful relations


It can be seen that cosh x and sech x are even functions; the others are odd functions.

Hyperbolic sine and cosine satisfy the identity

which is similar to the Pythagorean trigonometric identity. One also has

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for the other functions. The hyperbolic tangent is the solution to the nonlinear boundary value problem[5] :

It can be shown that the area under the curve of coshx is always equal to the arc length:[6]

Inverse functions as logarithms


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Standard Integrals
For a full list of integrals of hyperbolic functions, see list of integrals of hyperbolic functions

Where C is the constant of integration.

Taylor series expressions

It is possible to express the above functions as Taylor series:

The function sinhx has a Taylor series expression with only odd exponents for x. Thus it is an odd function, that is, sinhx=sinh(x), and sinh0=0.

The function coshx has a Taylor series expression with only even exponents for x. Thus it is an even function, that is, symmetric with respect to the y-axis. The sum of the sinh and cosh series is the infinite series expression of the exponential function.

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(Laurent series)

(Laurent series) where is the nth Bernoulli number is the nth Euler number

Comparison with circular trigonometric functions

Consider these two subsets of the Cartesian plane Then A forms the right branch of the unit hyperbola {(x,y): x2y2=1}, while B is the unit circle. Evidently = {(1,0)}. The primary difference is that the map t B is a periodic function while t A is not. There is a close analogy of A with B through split-complex numbers in comparison with ordinary complex numbers, and its circle group. In particular, the maps t A and t B are the exponential map in each case. They are both instances of one-parameter groups in Lie theory where all groups evolve out of the identity For contrast, in the terminology of topological groups, B forms a compact group while A is non-compact since it is unbounded. The hyperbolic functions satisfy many identities, all of them similar in form to the trigonometric identities. In fact, Osborn's rule[7] states that one can convert any trigonometric identity into a hyperbolic identity by expanding it completely in terms of integral powers of sines and cosines, changing sine to sinh and cosine to cosh, and switching the sign of every term which contains a product of 2, 6, 10, 14, ... sinhs. This yields for example the addition theorems

the "double argument formulas"

and the "half-argument formulas"[8] Note: This is equivalent to its circular counterpart multiplied by 1. Note: This corresponds to its circular counterpart. The derivative of sinhx is coshx and the derivative of coshx is sinhx; this is similar to trigonometric functions, albeit the sign is different (i.e., the derivative of cosx is sinx).

Hyperbolic function The Gudermannian function gives a direct relationship between the circular functions and the hyperbolic ones that does not involve complex numbers. The graph of the function acosh(x/a) is the catenary, the curve formed by a uniform flexible chain hanging freely between two fixed points under uniform gravity.

Relationship to the exponential function

From the definitions of the hyperbolic sine and cosine, we can derive the following identities:


These expressions are analogous to the expressions for sine and cosine, based on Euler's formula, as sums of complex exponentials.

Hyperbolic functions for complex numbers

Since the exponential function can be defined for any complex argument, we can extend the definitions of the hyperbolic functions also to complex arguments. The functions sinhz and coshz are then holomorphic. Relationships to ordinary trigonometric functions are given by Euler's formula for complex numbers:


Thus, hyperbolic functions are periodic with respect to the imaginary component,with period hyperbolic tangent and cotangent).


Hyperbolic functions in the complex plane

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[1] tanh (http:/ / www. mathcentre. ac. uk/ resources/ workbooks/ mathcentre/ hyperbolicfunctions. pdf) [2] Some examples of using arcsinh (http:/ / www. google. com/ books?q=arcsinh+ -library) found in Google Books. [3] Robert E. Bradley, Lawrence A. D'Antonio, Charles Edward Sandifer. Euler at 300: an appreciation. Mathematical Association of America, 2007. Page 100. [4] Georg F. Becker. Hyperbolic functions. Read Books, 1931. Page xlviii. [5] Eric W. Weisstein. "Hyperbolic Tangent" (http:/ / mathworld. wolfram. com/ HyperbolicTangent. html). MathWorld. . Retrieved 2008-10-20. [6] N.P., Bali (2005). Golden Intergral Calculus (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=hfi2bn2Ly4cC). Firewall Media. p.472. ISBN8-170-08169-6. ., Extract of page 472 (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=hfi2bn2Ly4cC& pg=PA472) [7] G. Osborn, Mnemonic for hyperbolic formulae (http:/ / links. jstor. org/ sici?sici=0025-5572(190207)2:2:34<189:1MFHF>2. 0. CO;2-Z), The Mathematical Gazette, p. 189, volume 2, issue 34, July 1902 [8] Peterson, John Charles (2003). Technical mathematics with calculus (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=PGuSDjHvircC) (3rd ed.). Cengage Learning. p.1155. ISBN0-766-86189-9. ., Chapter 26, page 1155 (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=PGuSDjHvircC& pg=PA1155)

External links
Hyperbolic functions ( on PlanetMath Hyperbolic functions ( entry at MathWorld GonioLab ( Visualization of the unit circle, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions (Java Web Start) Web-based calculator of hyperbolic functions ( hyperbolic)

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