# Python math.sin() Method

Musfirah Waseem Jan 30, 2023 Oct 05, 2022

Python `math.sin()` method is an efficient way of calculating the sine of a number in radians. The input parameter must be in radians.

## Syntax of Python `math.sin()` Method

``````math.sin(x)
``````

### Parameters

`x` Any positive or negative radian value to be operated on.

### Return

This method returns a float value, from -1 to 1, representing the sine of `x` in radians.

## Example 1: Use the `math.sin()` Method in Python

``````import math

x=1.654

value=math.sin(x)

print(f"The sine of {x} is {value}.")

x=0

value=math.sin(x)

print(f"The sine of {x} is {value}.")

x=-34.5

value=math.sin(x)

print(f"The sine of {x} is {value}.")

x=math.pi

value=math.sin(x)

print(f"The sine of {x} is {value}.")
``````

Output:

``````The sine of 1.654 is 0.996540570833053.
The sine of 0 is 0.0.
The sine of -34.5 is -0.057487478104924564.
The sine of 3.141592653589793 is 1.2246467991473532e-16.
``````

Note that the arguments can be in integers or floats. The values may either be positive or negative.

## Example 2: Use the `math.sin()` Method to Get Sine of Degrees

``````import math

print("The sine of 30 degrees is ", math.sin(math.radians(30)))
``````

Output:

``````The sine of 30 degrees is  0.49999999999999994
``````

We use these methods in mathematical computations related to geometry and have a certain application in astronomical computations.

## Example 3: Errors When Using the `math.sin()` Method

``````import math

x=math.inf

value=math.sin(x)

print(f"The sine of {x} is {value}.")

x='h'

value=math.sin(x)

print(f"The sine of {x} is {value}.")
``````

Output:

``````Traceback (most recent call last):
File "main.py", line 5, in <module>
value=math.sin(x)
ValueError: math domain error
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "main.py", line 9, in <module>
value=math.sin(x)
TypeError: must be real number, not str
``````

Note that a `TypeError` exception may occur if the argument value is not a number.

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