# Python Math Module

The math module is one of the most popular and commonly used modules in Python. As the name suggests, the math module contains pre-built mathematical operations.

Using it, we can import several useful functions that can help in** performing mathematical operations. **Moreover, the math module also contains mathematical constants.

The following are some of the uses of Python math module functions. (full list)

**Calculating factorials.****Rounding off a float number.****Solving quadric and trigonometric equations like sin, cos, tan, asin etc.****Calculating the base to the exponent power.****Calculating the square root of a number.****calculating log****calculating permutation and combination**

## Constants in Math Module

The math module also comes with some constants namely:

Constant name | math module function | Symbol | Value | Remarks |
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pie | math.pi | π | 3.141592… | mathematical constant defined as ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, |

e | math.e | e | 2.718281 | Euler’s number |

tau | math.tau | τ | 6.283185… | circle constant equal to 2π |

infinity | math.inf | floating-point positive infinity equivalent to float(‘inf’) | ||

not a number | math.nan | nan | equivalen to float(‘nan’) |

## Import math

To use the functions and constants of math module we first import the built-in math module:

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import math |

Instead of importing the full module we can import cherry picked function by:

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from math import <function-name> |

## Functions in Math Module

Functions in math module are categorized based on there mathematical usage.

- Number-theoretic and representation functions
- Power and logarithmic functions
- Trigonometric functions
- Angular conversion
- Hyperbolic Functions
- Special functions

## Example of some commonly used math module fuctions

### math.factorial()

The math.factorial() function is used to get the factorial of a number. Only positive integers are accepted by this function.

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import math a = math.factorial(5) b = math.factorial(10) c = math.factorial(20) print(a) print(b) print(c) |

## math.pow

The math.pow() function is to find the value of x raised to power y. It always returns a float value

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import math a = math.pow(2,2) b = math.pow(5,7) c = math.pow(7,9) print(a) print(b) print(c) |

## math.ceil and math.floor

The **math.ceil()** function returns the smallest integer greater than or equal to the number.

**math.floor()** function returns the largest integer less than or equal to the number.

## math.sqrt

The math.sqrt() function is used to find the square root of a number.

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import math a = math.sqrt(5) b = math.sqrt(20) c = math.sqrt(35) print(a) print(b) print(c) |

## math.fsum

The math.fsum() function is used to find the sum of all the items of an iterable such as list, tuple, and set. It always returns a float value.

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import math a = math.fsum([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]) b = math.fsum((10, 20, 30, 40, 50)) c = math.fsum({1.1, 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, 5.5}) print(a) print(b) print(c) |

**Note: The functions in the math module do not accept complex values. To use complex values use cmath module instead.**

## List of All Math module Functions

### Number-theoretic and representation functions

Function Name | Usage |
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math.ceil(x) | returns smallest integer greater than or equal to x |

`math.comb` (n, k) | returns combination is a selection of items from a collection k, such that the order of selection does not mattern |

`math.copysign` (x, y) | returns x with sign of y |

`math.fabs` (x) | returns absolute value of x |

`math.factorial` (x) | returns factorial of an integer |

`math.floor` (x) | Return the floor of x, the largest integer less than or equal to x |

`math.fmod` (x, y) | Returns mod/ remainder of x/y. preferred when calculating mod of float numbers. Not equal to x%y operation |

| Return the mantissa and exponent of x as the pair `(m, e)` |

`math.fsum` (iterable) | Return an accurate floating point sum of values in the iterable. |

`math.gcd` (*integers) | Return the greatest common divisor of the specified integer arguments |

m`ath.isclose` (a, b, *, rel_tol=1e-09, abs_tol=0.0) | Return `True` if the values a and b are close to each other and `False` otherwise, rel_tol is the relative tolerance,abs_tol is the minimum absolute tolerance (read_more) |

`math.isfinite` (x) | Return `True` if x is neither an infinity nor a NaN, and `False` otherwise. |

`math.isinf` (x) | Return `True` if x is a positive or negative infinity, and `False` otherwise. |

`math.isnan` (x) | Return `True` if x is a NaN (not a number), and `False` otherwise. |

`math.isqrt` (n) | Return the integer square root of the nonnegative integer n |

`math.lcm` (*integers) | Return the least common multiple of the specified integer arguments |

`math.ldexp` (x, i) | Return `x * (2**i)` |

`math.modf` (x) | Return the fractional and integer parts of x. Both results carry the sign of x and are floats. |

`math.nextafter` (x, y) | Return the next floating-point value after x towards y. |

`math.perm` (n, k=None) | Permutation operation.Return the number of ways to choose k items from n items without repetition and with order. |

`math.prod` (iterable, *, start=1) | Calculate the product of all the elements in the input iterable. |

`math.remainder` (x, y) | Return the IEEE 754-style remainder of x with respect to y. |

`math.trunc` (x) | Return the real value x truncated to an integral |

`math.ulp` (x) | Return the value of the least significant bit of the float x |

### Math Module Power and logarithmic functions

Function Name | Usage |
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`math.exp` (x) | Returns e raised to the power x |

`math.expm1` (x) | Return e raised to the power x, minus 1 |

`math.log` (x[, base]) | Return the natural logarithm of x to base . Calculated as log(x)/log(base) |

`math.log1p` (x) | Return the natural logarithm of 1+x (base e) |

`math.log2` (x) | Return the base-2 logarithm of x. |

`math.log10` (x) | Return the base-10 logarithm of x. |

`math.pow` (x, y) | Return `x` raised to the power `y` |

`math.sqrt` (x) | Return the square root of x. |

### Math Module Trigonometric Functions

Function name | Usage |
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`math.acos` (x) | Return the arc cosine of x, in radians |

`math.asin` (x) | Return the arc sine of x, in radians. |

`math.atan` (x) | Return the arc tangent of x, in radians. |

`math.atan2` (y, x) | Return `atan(y / x)` , in radians. |

`math.cos` (x) | Return the cosine of x radians. |

`math.dist` (p, q) | Return the Euclidean distance between two points p and q |

`math.hypot` (*coordinates) | Return the Euclidean norm`.` |

`math.sin` (x) | Return the sine of x radians. |

`math.tan` (x) | Return the tangent of x radians. |

## Math Module Angular Conversion

Function name | Usage |
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`math.degrees` (x) | Convert angle x from radians to degrees. |

`math.radians` (x) | Convert angle x from degrees to radians. |

### Math Module Hyperbolic Functions

Function Name | Usage |
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`math.acosh` (x) | Return the inverse hyperbolic cosine of x. |

`math.asinh` (x) | Return the inverse hyperbolic sine of x. |

`math.atanh` (x) | Return the inverse hyperbolic tangent of x. |

`math.cosh` (x) | Return the hyperbolic cosine of x. |

`math.sinh` (x) | Return the hyperbolic sine of x. |

`math.tanh` (x) | Return the hyperbolic tangent of x. |

### Math Module Special Functions

Function Name | Usage |
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`math.erf` (x) | Return the error function at x. |

`math.erfc` (x) | Return the complementary error function at x. |

`math.gamma` (x) | Return the Gamma function at x. |

`math.lgamma` (x) | Return the natural logarithm of the absolute value of the Gamma function at x. |