Hyperbolic cosine function

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Definition

The hyperbolic cosine function denoted \cosh, is defined as follows:

\cosh x = \frac{e^x + e^{-x}}{2}

Here, e^x denotes the exponential function.

More abstractly, \cosh is the even part of the exponential function.