Hyperbolic function
In mathematics, the hyperbolic functions are analogs of the ordinary trigonometric, or circular, functions. The basic hyperbolic functions are the hyperbolic sine sinh, and the hyperbolic cosine cosh, from which are derived the hyperbolic tangent tanh, etc., in analogy to the derived trigonometric functions. The inverse functions are the inverse hyperbolic sine arcsinh or asinh and so on.
Just as the points (cos t, sin t) define a circle, the points (cosh t, sinh t) define the right half of the equilateral hyperbola. Hyperbolic functions are also useful because they occur in the solutions of some simple linear differential equations, notably that defining the shape of a hanging cable, the catenary.
The hyperbolic functions take real values for real arguments. In complex analysis, they are simply algebraic functions of exponentials, and so are entire.
Given (See Complex numbers), these functions are:
Hyperbolic functions look like curves
sinh, cosh and tanh
Hyperbolic functions look like curves
csch, sech and coth

 (hyperbolic sine, pronounced "shine" or "sinch")

 (hyperbolic cosine, pronounced "cosh")

 (hyperbolic tangent, pronounced "than" or "tanch")

 (hyperbolic cotangent, pronounced "coth" or "chot")

 (hyperbolic secant, pronounced "sheck" or "sech")

 (hyperbolic cosecant, pronounced "cosheck" or "cosech")
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Series definition
It is possible to express the above functions as Taylor series:
where
 is the nth Bernoulli number
 is the nth Euler number
Relationship to regular trigonometric functions
Just as the points (cos t, sin t) define a circle, the points (cosh t, sinh t) define the right half of the equilateral hyperbola x²  y² = 1. This is based on the easily verified identity
and the property that cosh t > 0 for all t.
However, the hyperbolic functions are not periodic.
The parameter t is not a circular angle, but rather a hyperbolic angle which represents twice the area between the xaxis, the hyperbola and the straight line which links the origin with the point (cosh t, sinh t) on the hyperbola.
The function cosh x is an even function, that is symmetric with respect to the yaxis, and cosh 0 = 1.
The function sinh x is an odd function, that is symmetric with respect to the origin, and sinh 0 = 0.
The hyperbolic functions satisfy many identities, all of them similar in form to the trigonometric identities. In fact, Osborne's rule states that one can convert any trigonometric identity into a hyperbolic identity by expanding it completely in terms of integral powers of sines and cosines, changing sine to sinh and cosine to cosh, and switching the sign of every term which contains a product of two sinh's. This yields for example the addition theorems
and the "halfangle formulas"
The derivative of sinh x is given by cosh x and the derivative of cosh x is sinh x.
The graph of the function cosh x is the catenary curve.
Inverse hyperbolic functions
The inverses of the hyperbolic functions are often called the arc hyperbolic functions:
Expansion series can be obtained for the above functions:
Applications of inverse trigonometric functions and inverse hyperbolic functions to integrals
Hyperbolic functions for complex numbers
Since the exponential function can be defined for any complex argument, we can extend the definitions of the hyperbolic functions also to complex arguments. The functions sinh z and cosh z are then holomorphic; their Taylor series expansions are given in the Taylor series article.
Relationships to regular trigonometric functions are given by Euler's formula for complex numbers:
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