#1**+10 **

**NO !!!!!!!!!**

The tangent of an angle returns the value for that angle [where the tangent is defined ]

Tan^{-1} is the arctangent (also called the tangent inverse)....and this returns the * angle* back to us

Here's an example

tan(60°) = √3

But

tan^{-1} (√3 ) = 60°

See the difference ??

CPhill
Jan 26, 2015

#1**+10 **

Best Answer

**NO !!!!!!!!!**

The tangent of an angle returns the value for that angle [where the tangent is defined ]

Tan^{-1} is the arctangent (also called the tangent inverse)....and this returns the * angle* back to us

Here's an example

tan(60°) = √3

But

tan^{-1} (√3 ) = 60°

See the difference ??

CPhill
Jan 26, 2015