# Mathematical Functions in Python

In this tutorial, we will learn all mathematical functions present in Python and how you can use them in the program. In python, a lot of mathematical functions are present and we learn about them one by one. The **math** module is used to access mathematical functions in Python. All methods of these functions are used for integer or real type objects, not for complex numbers.

## Mathematical Functions

First of all, we import the math module to use its built-in function. The **math **module can be imported simply as:

import math

### factorial function

**factorial(n):**This function takes an integer as an argument and returns the factorial of that number. It displays an error if the argument is not an integer. It can be used as:

import math fact=math.factorial(5) print(fact)

output:

120

### log function in Python

**log(a,b):**This function takes two numbers as an argument and returns the logarithmic**value of a with base b**if**b**is not given then the value of base is taken as natural log. it can be used as :

import math print(math.log(2,3))

output:

0.6309297535714574

**log2(a):**This function takes one number as an argument and returns the logarithmic**value of a with base 2**as:

import math print(math.log2(16))

output:

4

### pow function in Python

**pow(a,b):**This function takes two number as an argument as return**a raise to the power b**as:

import math print(math.pow(3,2))

output:

9

**pow(a,b,c):**This function takes three number as argument and returns the**a raise to the power b modulus c**as:

import math print(math.pow(7,2,5))

output:

4

### ceil and floor function in Python

**ceil(n):**This function takes a number as an argument and returns the smallest integer number greater than the number. If the number already as an integer, it return the same number as:

import math print(math.ceil(7.54)) print(math.ceil(5))

output:

8 5

**floor(n):**This function takes a number as argument and returns the greatest integer value smaller than the number if the number is already an integer than it returns same as:

import math print(math.floor(5.34)) print(math.floor(7))

output:

5 7

### gcd function in Python

**gcd(a,b):**This function takes two number as argument and returns the**greatest common divisor of a and b**as:

import math print(math.gcd(5,15))

output: 5

### copysign function

**copysign(a,b):**This function takes two number as argument and returns the number with**a magnitude of a and sign of b**as:

import math print(math.copysign(3,-5))

output:

-3

### exp function

**exp(a):**This function takes a number as argument and returns the value of**e raised to the power a**as:

import math print(math.exp(4))

output:

54.598150033144236

### sqrt function

**sqrt(n):**This function takes a number as argument and returns the value of**square root of n**as:

import math print(math.sqrt(25))

output:

5

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