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Several built-in functions are provided: ‘`sin`’, ‘`cos`’,
‘`tan`’, ‘`ln`’, ‘`log`’, ‘`log2`’, ‘`exp`’, ‘`acos`’,
‘`atan`’ and ‘`asin`’. The ‘`sin`’, ‘`cos`’, and ‘`tan`’
functions require either a dimensionless argument or an argument with
dimensions of angle.

You have: sin(30 degrees) You want: Definition: 0.5 You have: sin(pi/2) You want: Definition: 1 You have: sin(3 kg) ^ Unit not dimensionless

The other functions on the list require dimensionless arguments. The inverse trigonometric functions return arguments with dimensions of angle.

If you wish to take roots of units, you may use the ‘`sqrt`’ or
‘`cuberoot`’ functions. These functions require that the argument
have the appropriate root. You can obtain higher roots by using
fractional exponents:

You have: sqrt(acre) You want: feet * 208.71074 / 0.0047913202 You have: (400 W/m^2 / stefanboltzmann)^(1/4) You have: Definition: 289.80882 K You have: cuberoot(hectare) ^ Unit not a root