[texhax] Help on inverse trigonometric function

Herbert Gintis hgintis at comcast.net
Wed Nov 19 14:01:18 CET 2003

At 02:10 AM 11/19/2003 -0800, Ivan Ivanov wrote:
>Dear List,
>I am fairly new to Tex/Latex and I have some
>questions. I need to write frequently the inverse
>trigonomteric functions as \arcsin, \arccos, \arctan,
>Now when I use \arctan command, it outputs arctan. How
>can I predifine it so that it outputs arctg instead of
         The TeX definition of arctan is:  \def\arctan{\mathop{\rm 
This is easy to change according to your personal needs. E.g., define
          \def\arctg{\mathop{\rm arctg}\nolimits}.

Herbert Gintis

>Regards Ivan Ivanov

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