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Posted by: Voodoo

08/05/2004, 12:12:21

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Will someone help me locate a Manufacturing/Engineering Calculator.

Years ago friends of mine purchased (I believe thru J&L Ind.) a calculator

with tons of formula's installed. I do not have a model# but think it was a T.I.

brand. Cost about $279.00. Any info would be appreciated.







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Posted by: acroduster1

08/10/2004, 13:17:38

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The old HP 48 series calculators came with lots of formulas already in them.  Some also had a slot that you could put an aftermarket card with even more information in.  The best of the 48 series was the 48GX.  It's highly programmable, so if there's something it can't do, you can make it do it.  There's also tons of (free!!) programs on www.hpcalc.org that you can download onto the calculator including games, personal information managers, and of course engineering formulas and programs.

The latest powerful HP is the 49G+ which is a pretty good machine, but it doesn't come with forumlas already in it.  Like the 48's, you can download things for it, though, and most of the older engineering programs will work on it too.  The 49G+ also has the capability for using Algebraic entry (like the $10 scientific calculators in Wal-Mart) if you don't like HP's famous RPN entry system.  You can switch between modes at any time, or keep it in one mode as long as you own the machine (I keep mine in RPN - it's the most efficient once you get used to it).

Best of luck finding a machine you like!




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Posted by: randykimball
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08/06/2004, 21:13:23

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hey! me too!



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