SQRT(3) Linux Programmer's Manual SQRT(3)NAME
sqrt, sqrtf, sqrtl - square root function
double sqrt(double x);
float sqrtf(float x);
long double sqrtl(long double x);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
sqrtf(), sqrtl(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600
|| _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99
The sqrt() function returns the non-negative square root of x.
On success, these functions return the square root of x.
If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.
If x is +0 (-0), +0 (-0) is returned.
If x is positive infinity, positive infinity is returned.
If x is less than -0, a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.
See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error
has occurred when calling these functions.
The following errors can occur:
Domain error: x less than -0
errno is set to EDOM. An invalid floating-point exception
(FE_INVALID) is raised.
C99, POSIX.1-2001. The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4,
SEE ALSOcbrt(3), csqrt(3), hypot(3)COLOPHON
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