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HI /NCSU/.
WHAT CALCULATOR DO YOU USE? I NEED A NEW ONE. I'VE BEEN USING A TI84 PLUS SINCE HIGH-SCHOOL THAT MY DAD BOUGHT IN 2006; IT'S A PAIN IN THE DICK AND IT'S OLD ANYWAY SOME OF THE THINGS I WANT FROM MY NEW ONE:

TY^-^

>> No.9312  
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this is not helpful but it is relevant
https://discontinuousinnovationinc.bandcamp.com/track/calculator

>> No.9313  

update: I'm looking at an HP50g. Here's an informative overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwNi89aMwhY

>> No.9314  

I use literally the worst calculator:
spigot

>> No.9320  

I'm in mechanical engineering and I alternate between a ti89 titanium for homework and lax teachers, then for most tests and strict teachers they require a ti36x or similar calculator. The engineering webpage has a list of accepted and recommend calculators but if you're in another major i recommend getting the beefiest one you can carry.

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I've had a few courses where I've needed to use the TI-30XA (i.e. pretty much a tax calculator that can do logarithms). That shit is awful and I hope nobody needs to use it... it's one of the handful of calculators allowed on the FE exam so I might as well get used to it.

Anyway I dropped on that HP-50G; should arrive in the coming weeks, I'll post my impressions here when the time comes.

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This thing is a fucking riot; it comes pre-loaded with all sorts of power-engineering formulas (which are v. relevant to me) and tons of other equations.

Now that I've gotten the opportunity to use it for some problem sets today I feel comfortable using HP's reverse-polish notation; it's loads easier to run these numbers when I don't need to type 20 parentheses to specify numerator / denominator... I just work with the RPN stack by pushing / popping from there as I evaluate the expression from the inside-out. Of course you can still put it in algebraic mode (but isn't that admitting defeat?)...

Coming from owning a lowly TI-84, the way this thing can do symbolicaly solve a derivative / anti-derivative is a welcome relief as well (though I still wish it just had an integration table instead...). Being able to work with and convert complex numbers from polar, rectangualar, and exponential mode is a great help too.

This thing has a 180-page manual and I've only gotten through 50 pages... there's so much here to learn!



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