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NewzHound777
- Jan 1, 1970
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Which scientific calculator does it all for the beginner? Thanks in advance.
NewzHound777 said:Which scientific calculator does it all for the beginner? Thanks in advance.
Which scientific calculator does it all for the beginner? Thanks in advance.
NewzHound777 said:Which scientific calculator does it all for the beginner? Thanks in advance.
Which scientific calculator does it all for the beginner? Thanks in advance.
Any will do. They all have Engineering notation, Sin, Cos, Tan, Log, Lin,NewzHound777 said:Which scientific calculator does it all for the beginner? Thanks in advance.
I use a casio fx-115MS, which cost about $20 US. I'm pretty impressed
with it. It solves simple equations numerically, and does complex
arithmetic, hex, octal, binary, etc, in addition to all of the stuff you
generally get. It'll compute derivatives and integrals numerically. It
does fractions (and keeps them in fractional form). It's solar powered,
for the most part (it has a solar panel, but it also has a battery; I
guess they keep the battery charged up, but also recommend you change
the battery after a few years).
Which scientific calculator does it all for the beginner? Thanks in advance.
john said:Any will do. They all have Engineering notation, Sin, Cos, Tan, Log, Lin,
Sqrt, Reciprocal. Buy the cheapest.
I've used a Casio Fx-80 and Fx451m for what seems like forever. Keep buying
new ones to try, then throwing them away when I find the bloody things use
"VPAM".
What I really, really want is a scientific calculator that's ...
Size and weight of a big book so it stays where its put.
Able to enter a number in and *then* press Sin.
A Printing mechanism to see where I've been.
*Big* buttons that click, that I can see and press easily.
A seperate button for every function.
Big, *bright* LED or plasma display.
Direct entry of p,n,u,m,k,M,G,T.
And while I'm at it, please, please Santa, a simple, non-menued mobile
phone, fitted with man sized buttons.
regards
john
What I really, really want is a scientific calculator that's ...
Size and weight of a big book so it stays where its put.
Able to enter a number in and *then* press Sin.
A Printing mechanism to see where I've been.
*Big* buttons that click, that I can see and press easily.
A seperate button for every function.
Big, *bright* LED or plasma display.
Direct entry of p,n,u,m,k,M,G,T.
Nice thing about newsgroups is coming across people with similar interestsRobert Monsen said:[clip]
It took a bit for me to get used to VPAM, or "Visually Perfect Algebraic
Method", but now I like it. I guess that ruins me for other
calculators.... it just tries to make the buttons follow the order one
would read the entry on paper, so instead of typing [1] [0] [ln] to
compute the natual log of 10, you type [ln] [1] [0] [=]. It is also nice
to be able to reedit prior expressions.
--
Regards,
Robert Monsen
"Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis."
- Pierre Laplace (1749-1827), to Napoleon,
on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God.
Jonathan Kirwan said:Which later features you mention below may mandate!
Sounds like HP RPN, except that I guess you don't want to bring in RPN at the
same time.
On a scientific calculator? Wow! I could use it. What I do now is use a
calculator program I wrote for myself that handles physics units as well as
mensuration support. I can then print out the page on the printer.
Yup. Make them hall effect or else reed relay keys, too?
Ah! Now, that would be very handy. I see why it is a big desktop thing, now.
Hehe. Looks like it's going to be an AC thing, all right!
On this narrow point, the very cheap Casio fx-115MS does it. I have access to
f, p, n, u, m, k, M, G, and T during entry of numbers. I believe I paid
slightly more than US$10 for one.
Jon
Which scientific calculator does it all for the beginner? Thanks in advance.
Robert Monsen said:I use a casio fx-115MS, which cost about $20 US. I'm pretty impressed
with it. It solves simple equations numerically, and does complex
arithmetic, hex, octal, binary, etc, in addition to all of the stuff you
generally get.
Dr. Anton T. Squeegee said:advance.
The best possible scientific calculator you can ever own is the
one sitting on top of your shoulders.
You should really learn enough math to at least deal with the
basics of electronics. Not doing so can (and probably will) cause
numerous problems down the road, no matter if you're just a hobbyist or
make a career out of it (take it from one who found that out the hard
way!)
I'm sure your local community college can help. Happy hunting.
john jardine said:Any will do. They all have Engineering notation, Sin, Cos, Tan, Log, Lin,
Sqrt, Reciprocal. Buy the cheapest.
I've used a Casio Fx-80 and Fx451m for what seems like forever. Keep buying
new ones to try, then throwing them away when I find the bloody things use
"VPAM".
What I really, really want is a scientific calculator that's ...
Size and weight of a big book so it stays where its put.
Able to enter a number in and *then* press Sin.
A Printing mechanism to see where I've been.
*Big* buttons that click, that I can see and press easily.
A seperate button for every function.
Big, *bright* LED or plasma display.
Direct entry of p,n,u,m,k,M,G,T.
Watson said:advance.
I use a casio fx-115MS, which cost about $20 US. I'm pretty impressed
with it. It solves simple equations numerically, and does complex
arithmetic, hex, octal, binary, etc, in addition to all of the stuff
you
generally get.
Casio (and others such as Sharp, etc.) have such limited hex - bin -
octal conversions that they're nearly useless. Try converting 2CC hex
to binary, then try converting 1011001100 bin to hex. Don't be
surprised of you get an error! And worse, you'll get some fonky number
such as FFFFFEC, which is clearly an error. :-(
[snip]
It's sign extending. However, if you need hex, the windows calculator
does it. Unfortunately, it doesn't do complex arithmetic, which is why I
bought the casio one.
--
Regards,
Robert Monsen
"Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis."
- Pierre Laplace (1749-1827), to Napoleon,
on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God.
Watson A.Name - "Watt Sun said:Sounds like maybe you should use Windoze Calculator or an enhanced copy
of it that has more features.
Greg Neill said:Try to obtain a copy of Mathcad. There are student
editions for almost reasonable prices.