Function Type:

The sqrt function is a mathematical transformational function for REAL and COMPLEX variables.

Function Purpose:

Sqrt will return the square root of the argument passed to it. However, the argument can not be an integer type or negative.

Required Arguments:


The argument x must be of type REAL or COMPLEX.

Optional Arguments:

There are no optional arguments to this function.


With real arguments, the results of the sqrt function are fairly simple. For the following lines of code:
		x = 267.0
		res1 = sqrt(x)
		res2 = sqrt (16.0)
the values of res1 and res2 are 16.34013..... and 4.0 respectively.

For additional examples and information see:

lecture seven

examples: fall2.f, and lsq.f

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