The following is the documentation for unary arithmetic operators. The unary arithmetic operators are of the form: `x = <operator> a`

or `x = <operator name>(a)`

.

The documentation includes references to exceptions and relaxations.

For more information on exceptions, see exceptions.

For more information on relaxations, see relaxations.

## Mathematics of Fixed Precision

All operations result in a decimal number type with 15 digits. The mathematics of this is covered in the section on the Decimal Number Type.

## Operators

### Negation

Syntax: `x = -a`

Description: Sets x to the negation of a.

### Positive

Syntax: `x = +a`

Description: Sets x to the positive of a.

### Round

Alltough most languages have a round function, it is implemented differently. The two main problems are 1) rounding with negative numbers and 2) rounding of exactly half-way numbers.

Round is defined properly as `floor(x + 0.5)`

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### Ceil

Syntax: `x = ceil(a)`

Description: Sets x to the integer closest to a upwards.

### Floor

Syntax: `x = floor(a)`

Description: Sets x to the integer closes to a downwards.

### Truncate

Syntax: `x = truncate(a)`

Description: Sets x to the integer closest to a towards zero. In other words, the part after the decimal point is cut off.

### Absolute

Syntax: `x = |a|`

or `x = abs(a)`

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Description: Sets x to the absolute value of a, which means if a is negative, a is negated.

### Logarithm

Syntax: `x = log(a)`

Description: Sets x to the logarithm base 10 of a.

Exceptions:

- Invalid operand, if a is 0 or less.

Relaxations:

- Binary
- Exception

### Natural Logarithm

Syntax: `x = ln(x)`

Description: Sets x to the logarithm base e of a, also known as the natural logarithm.

Exceptions:

- Invalid operand, if a is 0 or less.

Relaxations:

- Binary
- Exception

### Sine

Syntax: `x = sin(a)`

Description: Sets x to the sine of a. This is the radians version of sine.

Relaxations:

- Binary

### Cosine

Syntax: `x = cos(x)`

Description: Sets x to the cosine of a. This is the radians version of cosine.

Relaxations:

- Binary

### Tangent

Syntax: `x = tan(a)`

Description: Sets x to the tangent of a. This is the radians version of tangent. Tangent cannot be performed on `pi/2 + n*pi`

for any integer n. Values of a approaching these values will cause an overflow exception.

Exceptions:

- Overflow

Relaxations:

- Binary

### Arcsine

Syntax: `x = asin(a)`

Description: Sets x to the arcsine of a. The result is in radians.

Exceptions:

- Invalid operands
- if a is less than -1.
- if a is more than 1.

Relaxations:

- binary
- exception

### Arccosine

Syntax: `x = acos(a)`

Description: Sets x to the arccosine of a. The result is in radians.

Exceptions:

- Invalid operands
- if a is less than -1.
- if a is more than 1.

Relaxations:

- binary
- exception

### Arctangent

Syntax: `x = atan(a)`

Description: Sets x to the arctangent of a. The result is in radians.

Relaxations:

- binary

### Square Root

Syntax: `x = sqrt(a)`

Description: Sets x to the square root of a.

Exceptions:

- Invalid operand, if a is less than zero.

Relaxations:

- binary
- exception

### Exponential

Syntax: `x = exp(a)`

Description: Sets x to e to the power of x, `e^x`

, where `e`

is the constant e.

Exceptions:

- Overflow

Relaxations:

- Exception
- Binary