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Each of the hyperbolic functions sinh and tanh is strictly increasing throughout the whole of its domain R, so in each case an inverse function exists. In the case of cosh, the function has to be restricted to a suitable domain (see inverse function), taken to be [0, ∞). The domain of the inverse function is, in each case, the range of the original function (after the restriction of the domain, in the case of cosh). The inverse functions obtained are: cosh−1:[1, ∞)→ [0, ∞); sinh−1: RR; tanh−1: (−1, 1) → R. These functions are given by the formulae:It is not so surprising that the inverse functions can be expressed in terms of the logarithmic function, since the original functions were defined in terms of the exponential function. The following derivatives can be obtained:

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