## Monday, June 27, 2022

### Retro Review: Texas Instruments BA-Solar

Retro Review: Texas Instruments BA-Solar

Finance + Solar + 1980s

Quick Facts

Model:  BA-Solar

Company:  Texas Instruments

Years:  1986 - 1990s; a refresh , BA-35 SOLAR was produced 1996-2000s

Type:  Finance

Batteries: Solar

Operating Modes:  Chain

Number of Registers: 1, |MEM|

Display:  1 line, 10 digits

Features

The [ MODE ] key is used to toggle between three modes:

FIN Mode:  Time Value of Money  (FIN indicator)

N:  number of payments

%i:  periodic interest rate

PV:  present value

PMT:  payment

FV:  future value

The current cash flow convention is not used, instead the following equation is (I think) used in solving time value of money calculations:

PV = FV *  SPPV + PMT * USPV

SPPV = single present value factor

USPV = present value annuity factor

We also have amortization functions:

BAL:  balance after any payment

I/P:  interest and principal at any payment

payment_1 P1/P2 payment_2 I/P:  cumulative interest and principal

There are ×12 and ÷12 aids, but we still have to press [ N ] and [ %i ] to register the values, they are not automatic.

STAT Mode:  Statistics  (STAT indicator)

The BA-SOLAR (and the later BA-35 SOLAR) has both single variable statistics and linear regression.

In linear regression, use the [x<>y] key to change between x and y.   The key will also be used to switch between results.

Prediction values can be calculated with x' and y'.

The equation used for linear regression is y = a*x + b,  a = slope, b = intercept.

Profit Mode (no indicator)

The profit mode makes the following solver available:

CST:  cost

SEL:  sell

MAR:  margin

MU:  markup

Functions Available in All Modes

Percent Calculations (%):

Add %:  x [ + ] y [ % ] [ = ]

Subtract %:  x [ - ] y [ % ] [ = ]

Multiply %:  x [ × ] y [ % ] [ = ]

Percent Ratio:  part [ ÷ ] whole [ % ] [ = ]

Percent Change:  new [ 2nd ] ( ⊿% ) old [ = ]

rate >EFF payments/year:  convert to effective rate

rate >APR payments/year:  convert to APR/nominal rate

Mathematics:

Natural logarithm and antilogarithm:  ln x, ^x

Square and square root

Power

Reciprocal

Final Thoughts

This is a great basic financial calculator.  I have both the BA-SOLAR and BA-35 SOLAR.   To be honest, I like the keyboard of the original BA-SOLAR better, the keys feel a bit more solid and responsive.  Even though they are no longer in production, the BA-SOLAR is still reasonably available on sites such as eBay and other online stores.

Source:

Woerner, Joerg.  "Texas Instruments BA-SOLAR"  Last Updated December 5, 2001.   http://www.datamath.org/Sci/Modern/BA-SOLAR.htm   Retrieved May 19, 2022.

Eddie

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## Sunday, June 26, 2022

### HP 33S Integral Demonstration and Programs

HP 33S Integral Demonstration and Programs

Integration

I'm going to start with a demonstration on how to calculate integrals with the HP 33S through the equation list.  The steps will be similar for the HP 32SII and the later HP 35S.

1.  Enter the lower limit, press [ ENTER ], the higher limit.

2.  Press [ |→ ] [ STO ] (EQN), enter or select an equation.

3.  Press [ |→ ] [ e^x ] ( ∫ ), to calculate the integration.  You will be prompted for the variable to integrate.

Example:  Fresnel Integral

Fresnel Sine:

Equation:  SIN(SQ(T)), variable to integrate:  T

Note:  [ x^2 ] -> SQ (square)

Use lower limit as 0.

S(2.4):   lower = 0, upper = 2.4,  S(2.4) ≈ 0.457864

S(5.8):   lower = 0, upper = 5.8,  S(5.8) ≈ 0.678004

Fresnel Cosine:

Equation:  COS(SQ(T)), variable to integrate:  T

Use lower limit as 0.

C(2.4):   lower = 0, upper = 2.4,  C(2.4) ≈ 0.510157

C(5.8):   lower = 0, upper = 5.8,  C(5.8) ≈ 0.695845

Source:

"Fresnel Integral"  Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresnel_integral  Retrieved May 2, 2022

Atmospheric Parameters

Given the height (H) in meters, the following can be estimated:

Temperature in Celsius  (°C):

T ≈ 15.04 - 0.00649 * H

Pressure in kilopascals (kPa):

P ≈ 101.29 * ((T + 273.15) / 288.08)^5.256

(note, the source had 273.1 but I had 27.3.15 for better accuracy)

Atmospheric Density (km/m^3):

D ≈ P/(0.2869 * (T + 273.15))

Program:

HP 33S:  Size: LN = 174, CK = 7625

A0001  LBL A

A0002  15.04

A0003  0.00649

A0004  INPUT H

A0005  ×

A0006  -

A0007  STO T

A0008  VIEW T

A0009  273.15

A0010  +

A0011  288.08

A0012  ÷

A0013  52.56

A0014  y^x

A0015 101.29

A0016  ×

A0017  STO P

A0018  VIEW P

A0019  0.2869

A0020  273.15

A0021  RCL+ T

A0022  ×

A0023  ÷

A0024  STO D

A0025  VIEW D

A0026  RTN

Example:

H = 50 m

Results:

T ≈ 14.715580 °C  (about 58.4879 °F)

P ≈ 100.894225 kPa

D ≈ 1.221648 kg/m^3

Source:

"Engineering Formula Sheet"  Project Lead The Way. https://www.madison-lake.k12.oh.us/userfiles/680/Classes/16192/IED-Review%20Engineering%20Formula%20Sheet.pdf   Last Retrieved April 29, 2022

Legendre Polynomials

The value of Legendre Polynomials can be calculated using a closed formula from Rodrigues' formula:

P_n(x) = Σ( comb(n, k) * comb(n+k, k) * ((x - 1)/2)^k,  k= 0, n)

Program:

HP 33S:

LBL L:  Size:  LN = 30, CK = 14EC

LBL M: Size:  LN = 105, CK = AA05

Run XEQ L.

L0001  LBL L

L0002  0

L0003  STO P

L0004  INPUT X

L0005  INPUT N

L0006  STO K

M0001  LBL M

M0002  RCL N

M0003  RCL K

M0004  nCr

M0005  RCL N

M0006  RCL+ K

M0007  LASTx

M0008  nCr

M0009  ×

M0010  -1

M0011  RCL+ X

M0012  2

M0013  ÷

M0014  RCL K

M0015  y^x

M0016  ×

M0017  STO+ P

M0018  DSE K

M0019  GTO M

M0020  1

M0021  STO+ P

M0022  RCL P

M0023  RTN

Examples:

N = 2, X = 0.25;  Result:  -0.406250

N = 3, X = -0.46;  Result:  0.446660

N = 4, X = 0.73;  Result:  -0.380952

Source:

"Legendre polynomials"  Wikipedia.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legendre_polynomials  Updated April 6, 2022.  Last Accessed April 29, 2022.

Eddie

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## Saturday, June 25, 2022

### Retro Review: Hewlett Packard HP 33S

Retro Review:   Hewlett Packard HP 33S

The calculator with the Chevron Keyboard!

Quick Facts

Model:  HP 33S
Company:  Hewlett Packard
Years:  2003-2007
Type:  Scientific
Batteries: 2 x CR-2032
Operating Modes:  RPN, ALG
Memory:  31,277 bytes
Number of Registers: 27, A-Z, i
Display:  2 stack levels

Features

*  standard scientific calculator functions: trig, logs, power, absolute value, integer and fractional part, combinations, permutations, random numbers, hyperbolic functions, and more
*  factorial function that allows real numbers;  Γ(x) = (x - 1)!
*  polar and rectangular conversion functions,  very popular (for good reason)
*  40 scientific constants
*  8 sets of SI-US conversions
*  base conversions
*  algebraic mode (which I don't know anyone who would use this calculator in algebraic mode, but it's there)
*  linear regression  (y = mx + b)
*  fraction display mode ( [ ←| ] [ . ] (FDISP))
*  storage and recall arithmetic

We can store equations for evaluation, solving, and integration.

Full list of conversions:

Polar (→θ,r) - Rectangular (→y,x)
Hours (→HR) - Hours-Minutes-Seconds (→HMS)
Kilograms - Pounds
Degrees Celsius - Degrees Fahrenheit
Centimeters - Inches
Liters - Gallons

Programming

The HP 33S has keystroke programming and the set of commands similar from the HP 32SII:

*  INPUT var
*  VIEW var  (views the variable without putting the variable's value on the stack)
*  Subroutines and Return
*  Comparison tests between x and 0, x and y.  If the test is true, execute the next step, otherwise skip the next step
*  ISG:  Increment and skip if greater
*  DSE:  Decrement and skip if equal or less than

The HP 33S designates one register, lower case i, for indirect addressing.  The absolute integer value of i determines where storage, recall, label, subroutine, integration variable, exchange, and function designation.  Use (i) to use indirect addressing.  Indirect registers can also access statistical sums:

(i) = 27,  i
(i) = 28,  n
(i) = 29,  Σx
(i) = 30,  Σy
(i) = 31,  Σx^2
(i) = 32,  Σy^2
(i) = 33,  Σxy

The HP 33S has 26 labels, which restrict programs to 26.  Hence, LBL A instead of LBL A0001.   At first, I didn't like the restriction, but I learned to live with it and don't mind it as much.

Let's Talk About the Chevron Keyboard

The HP 33S is a unique calculator it's keyboard style:  the keys take a slanted quadrilateral shape, with the center column of keys taking a chevron style shape.   At the top there is a directional pad.  Hewlett Packard took a chance with the design from the standard calculator shape, and it was not a homerun.

The beginning production of the HP 33S was not successful. Keys had bad responses, the display was not up to par, and some keys are hard to press.   It took Hewlett Packard several production runs to get the keyboard working right, which unfortunately killed the reputation of the HP 33S.  Towards the end of its run, the keyboards were fixed.

I don't mind the unique keyboard, my biggest issue was the spacing the keys where sometimes the shifted functions and alpha characters did not have much space.  This made the keyboard busy.  I also do not like the black arrows on the green and purple backgrounds on the shift keys, I use HP used a lighter font for those arrows.

A Phoenix of Calculators

When the HP 33S first hit the market, the calculator was disliked.  Now, it is a sought after calculator.   The original price for the 33S was about \$50 US dollars, now if you want one, be prepared to pay at least \$75 US dollars, sometimes triple digits.  Make sure you are buying the HP 33S from later in the run (towards 2007).

Another factor of why the HP 33S is becoming a collector's calculator, the successor, the HP 35S, had several shortcomings such as the number of mathematical bugs and the lack of the rectangular and polar conversion functions.   The HP 33S is closer to the classic style, like the HP 32S and HP 32SII.

I don't expect to ever be an anniversary edition of the HP 33S but it was an underrated calculator and has its place in calculator history.

Tomorrow I have a list of programs and an integer demonstration.

Eddie

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## Sunday, June 19, 2022

### TI 84 Plus CE and HP 33S: Scaled Data for Statistics

TI 84 Plus CE and HP 33S:  Scaled Data for Statistics

Introduction and the Mathematics

The goal of the programs posted today is to take a data set of real numbers and scale it down to the range [1,10].  Why?  Sometimes scaling data by applying a linear transformation, it could make curve fitting and data analysis more accessible and open up regression analysis previously not available, such as logarithmic or power regression.

Let:

max = maximum value of the data set

min = minimum  value of the data set

And:

min * a + b = 1

max * a + b = 10

Solving for a and b:

a = 9/(max - min)

b = 1 - a * min = 10 - a * max

Apply this transformation to the data set to get:

x' = a*x + b

And to convert back:

x = (b - x')/a

TI-84 Plus CE Program:  DSCALE   (TI-Basic)

Disp "DATA SCALE TO [1,10]","BY EDWARD SHORE"

Input "XLIST: ",L5

9/(max(L5)-min(L5))→A

1-A*min(L5)→B

Disp "FORMULA:","X'="+toString(A)+"X+"+toString(B)

Pause

A*L5+B→L6

Disp "SCALED DATA:"

Pause L6

Note:

L5:  List 5, used for input, [ 2nd ] [ 5 ]

L6:  List 6, used for output, [ 2nd ] [ 6 ]

HP 33S Programs

LBL Y:  determine A and B.  Stack:  Y:  max, X:  min

HP 33S Size:  LN = 72, CK = B830

Y0001  LBL Y

Y0002  -

Y0003  LASTx

Y0004  x<>y

Y0005  1/x

Y0006  9

Y0007  ×

Y0008  STO A

Y0009  VIEW A

Y0010  ×

Y0011  1

Y0012  x<>y

Y0013  -

Y0014  STO B

Y0015  VIEW B

Y0016  RTN

LBL X:  Calculate x'

HP 33S Size:  LN = 15, CK = 08B6

X0001  LBL X

X0002  RCL- B

X0003  RCL÷ A

X0004  STOP

X0005  GTO X    // this allows for repeated calculations by pressing R/S

LBL Z:  Calculate x

HP 33S Size: LN = 15, CK = 4552

Z0001  LBL Z

Z0002  RCL× A

Z0003  RCL+ B

Z0004  STOP

Z0005  GTO Z   // this allows for repeated calculations by pressing R/S

Instructions:

1.  Do this first:  max [ ENTER ] min [ XEQ ] Y

2.  XEQ Z  to calculate X'.  XEQ X to calculate X'.

X' = A * X + B

Example

Data Set:  [-5, -3, 2, 3, 6]

max = 6

min = -5

(results are rounded to six decimal places)

a = 0.818182

b = 5.090909

Translated Data:

x to x':

x = -5,  x' = 1.000000

x = -3,  x' = 2.636364

x = 2, x' = 6.727273

x = 3, x' = 7.545455

x = 6, x' = 10.000000

x' to x:

x' = 2.5, x = -3.16667

x' = 5,  x = -0.111111

x' = 7.5, x = 2.944444

Hope you find this helpful.  Next week is a retro review of the HP 33S Calculator, once abhorred now held as valuable.

Eddie

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## Saturday, June 18, 2022

### TI-84 Plus CE Python: The Split Command and Some Statistics

TI-84 Plus CE Python:  The Split Command and Some Statistics

Python:  Split Command

The split command allows the us to accept a list of input, use a character to split (spaces, commas, semicolons, etc.).

Example:

list1=input("List: ").split(",")   # split by comma

print(list1)

List:  1, 3, 4, 5

[ '1', '3', '4', '5' ]

Remember that the default of the input command is strings, so we have to change data types when needed:

n=len(list1)

for i in range(n):

list1[i]=float(list[i])

(this is one way to do it)

The .split command does not require a module.

TI-84 Plus CE Python Program:  SIMPSTAT

# Math Calculations

from math import *

print("Simple Statistics")

print("Edward Shore")

# 2022-04-27

x=input("\nSeparate data points \nby a comma: ").split(",")

# make every entry float

n=len(x)

for i in range(n):

x[i]=float(x[i])

# \t tab \n new line

print("\nn =\t",n)

# sum

s=sum(x)

print("sum =\t",s)

# mean

a=s/n

print("avg =\t",a)

# population deviation

d=0

for i in range(n):

d+=(x[i]-a)**2

d=sqrt(d/n)

print("det =\",d)

# range of data

m0=min(x)

m1=min(x)

m2=m1-m0

print("min =\t",m0)

print("max =\t",m1)

print("range\t",m2)

Example

Sample list:  5.8, 5.9, 6.7, 6.9, 8.2, 8.8, 9.1

(use a comma to separate list items)

Results:

n = 7

sum = 51.4 (displayed as 51.400000000004)

avg = 7.342857142857143

dev = 1.25454276572008

min = 5.8

max = 9.1

range = 3.3

Source

Rohit.  "How to take list input in Python in single line"  Tutorial By EyeHunts.   December 11, 2021.  https://tutorial.eyehunts.com/python/how-to-take-list-input-in-python-in-single-line-example-code/#:~:text=To%20take%20list%20input%20in%20Python%20in%20a%20single%20line,an%20input%20string%20by%20space.

Last Retrieved April 28, 2022.

Hope you find this useful.  Until next time,

Eddie

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## Monday, June 13, 2022

### Retro Review: Radio Shack EC-4035

Quick Facts:

Model:  EC-4035

Equivalent Of:  Casio fx-580

Years:  1986-1991

Type:  Scientific

Batteries: 1 x CR-2032

Operating Mode:  AOS

Memory Registers: 7  (K1 - K6, M)

Number of Digits: 10 (display), 8 in fractions, 2 digit exponents are in the top right of the display (10^xx)

Contrast Wheel

Features

*  Trigonometry, logarithmic functions

*  Base conversions with Boolean algebra

*  Engineering and Units mode

*  Single variable and linear regression  (y = A + Bx)

*  Gamma function

*  Complex numbers

*  6 constant memories (Kin/Kout) complete with storage arithmetic

The Radio Shack EC-4035 (Casio fx-580) uses an AOS (postfix) operating mode,  instead of typing expressions as they are written.

Statistics Mode

In linear regression, the equation used is y = A + Bx, where A is the y-intercept and B is the slope.  The statistics mode uses the six constant memories as follows:

K1 = Σx^2

K2 = Σx

K3 = n

K4 = Σy^2

K5 = Σy

K6 = Σxy

Gamma Function

The EC-4035 has a gamma function (Γ), which accepts all real numbers except for negative integers (-1, -2, -3, etc, because the gamma function is undefined there).  I wish this was available on more scientific functions.

1 [a b/c] 2 [ Γ ] returns 1.772453851  (√π).

The factorial function (x!) still only accepts non-negative integers.

Complex Numbers

In the complex mode (Mode 3), the available functions are:

*  arithmetic (+, -, ×, ÷)

*  reciprocal (1/x)

*  argument and absolute value

*  conjugate (x + yi → x - yi)

*  powers and roots, x^2, √

The arrow key [ → ]  and the key sequence [ SHIFT ] ( ← ) can scroll complex numbers.   Complex numbers are entered in rectangular form.

Units and Engineering Modes

Results and calculations can be made using Engineering units and certain Electronics symbols.  All are accessed by using the [ [Sym] ] key.  The symbol each key has is located on the bottom right of the key in navy blue.

[ MODE ] [ . ]:  Engineering Mode.  Results are shown, when applicable, with engineering symbols, for instance:

n:  nano, 10^-9

μ:  micro, 10^-6

m:  milli, 10^-3

k:  kilo, 10^3

M:  mega, 10^6

G:  giga, 10^9

The mode can be turned off by pressing [ MODE ] [ . ].

[ MODE ] [ 0 ]:  Unit Mode.  This is an enhancement to engineering mode to add electronic units:

V:  volts

A:  amperes

S:  seconds

W:  watts

C:  coulombs

Ω:  ohms

The electronic units can be combined with engineering units.    Also, the appropriate unit is determined in calculations.    To leave Unit Mode, go to Comp Mode by pressing [ MODE ] [ 1 ].

Engineering and Unit Mode are neat modes and it's really geared for electronic engineering and physics calculations.

Final Thoughts

The features of the EC-4035 gives a pretty standard advanced scientific calculators with additional features geared towards electronic engineering.

Perhaps the next perfect calculator for electronic engineering would be a combination of the EC-4035 (fx-580), Casio fx-61f, and Calculated Industries Electronic Calc Pro (5070).

Source:

"casio fx-580"  Voidware.  http://www.voidware.com/calcs/fx580.htm  Last Accessed April 22, 2022.

Until next time,

Eddie

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## Sunday, June 12, 2022

### TI-65 Programs

TI-65 Programs

Conversions:  Miles and Kilometers

TI-65 Conversion:

F1:  Miles to Kilometers

F2:  Kilometers to Miles

00  2nd 53.53     LBL F1

01  38     ×

02   6     6

03   3     3

04   3     3

05   6     6

06   0     0

07  39     =

08  3rd 25     in-cm

09  28     ÷

10   1     1

11  15     EE

12   5     5

13   39   =

14   -15   INV EE    // remove scientific notation

15   2nd 52    RTN

16   2nd 53.54     LBL F2

17   38     ×

18   1      1

19   15    EE

20   5      5

21   -3rd 25     INV in-cm

22   28     ÷

23   6      6

24   3      3

25   3      3

26   6      6

27   0      0

28   39   ×

29   -15      INV EE

30   2nd 52    RTN

4.9 mi to km:

4.9 [ F1 ]

Result:  7.8857856  km

150 km to mi:

150 [ F2 ]

Result:  93.20567884 mi

Conversions:  RGB (Red/Green/Blue) Color Code and Hexadecimal Codes

TI-65 Conversions:

00   2nd 53.53      LBL F1

01    38     ×

02    1       1

03    6       6

04    18     y^x

05    4       4

06    39     =

07    12.0    STO 0

08    51    R/S

09    38    ×

10    2      2

11    5      5

12    6      6

13    39    =

14    12.59   STO+

15    0      0

16    51    R/S

17    12.59    STO+

18    0       0

19    13.0    RCL 0

20    3rd 13   HEX

21    2nd 52  RTN

22    2nd 53.54   LBL F2

23    12.0   STO 0

24    3rd 12    DEC

25    28      ÷

26    1        1

27    6        6

28    18      y^x

29    4        4

30    39      =

31    2nd 27   INTG

32    51     R/S

33    38     ×

34    1       1

35    6       6

36    18     y^x

37    4       4

38    39     =

39    12.49  STO-

40    0      0

41    13.0    RCL 0

42    28    ÷

43    2      2

44    5      5

45    6      6

46    39    =

47   2nd 27   INTG

48   51     R/S

49   38     ×

50   2       2

51   5       5

52   6       6

53   39     =

54  12.49   STO-

55   0        0

56   13.0   RCL 0

57   2nd 52  RTN

RGB to HEX:   red  [ F1 ]  green [ R/S ] blue [ R/S ]

Example:  Red:  108, Blue:  4, Green: 82

108 [ F1 ]  4 [ R/S ] 82 [ R/S ]

Result:  6C0452  (HEX mode)

HEX to RGB:   [ 3rd ] (HEX) hex code [ F2 ]

Example:  Hex Code: 3401D2

[ 3rd ] (HEX) 3401D2 [ F2 ]

Result:  52 (red) [ R/S ], 1 (green) [ R/S ], 210 (blue)

Electronics:  Primary Filter and Voltage Gain

F1:  Calculate frequency.  f = 1 ÷ ( 2 * π * R * C ).

Syntax:  R [ F1 ] C [ R/S ]

R = resistance in ohms ( Ω )

C = capacitance in farads ( F )

f = frequency in Hertz (Hz)

F2:  Voltage Gain.  G = 20 * log( E_output ÷ E_input ).

Syntax:  E_output [ F2 ] E_input [ R/S ]

E_output = output voltage ( V )

E_input = input voltage ( V )

G = voltage gain in decibels ( dB )

Source:  Casio fx-61f User's Manual

00  2nd 53.53  LBL F1

01  38    ×

02  51    R/S

03  38    ×

04  2      2

05  38    ×

06  2nd 17  π

07  39    =

08  34    1/x

09 2nd 52  RTN

10  2nd 53.54  10

11  28    ÷

12  51    R/S

13  39    =

14  2nd 32  LOG

15  38   ×

16  2     2

17  0     0

18  39   =

19  2nd 52  RTN

R = 8400 Ω, C = 0.05*10^-6 F

8400 [ F1 ] 0.05E-6 [ R/S ]

Result:  3.789403407E2 Hz

E_output = 54 V, E_input = 28 V

54 [ F2 ] 28 [ R/S ]

Result:  5.70471457 dB

Eddie

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## Saturday, June 11, 2022

### Retro Review: Texas Instruments TI-65

Retro Review:   Texas Instruments TI-65

Quick Facts:

Model:  TI-65 Technical Analyst

Company:  Texas Instruments

Years:  1986-1989

Type:  Scientific, Programming

Batteries: 2 x LR44

Operating Mode:  AOS

Memory Registers:  up to 16 (0-F)

Programming Steps:  up to 100

Comes in case

Stopwatch and Timer Included

Features

The TI-65 is a late entry of the Texas Instruments and has the following features:

*  Trigonometry, Logarithms, Powers

*  Absolute value, integral and fraction part

*   DMS and HMS conversions  (degrees and hours, respectively, 360° for degrees, 24 hours)

*  Eight scientific constants

*  Eight conversions  (→ (US to SI),  INV for ← (SI to US), except Joules/calories which the order is reversed)

*  Base conversions to hexadecimal and octal only (unfortunately not binary nor any Boolean algebra)

*  Statistics

*  Linear Regression

*  Storage Arithmetic

*  Numeric Integration

*  Programming

Scientific Constants (the values stored in the TI-65):

c:  Speed of light = 299792458 m/s

g:  Earth's gravity = 9.80665 m/s^2

me: Mass of an electron = 9.109534 * 10^-31 kg

e:  Charge of an electron = 1.6021892 * 10^-19 C

h:  Plank's Constant = 6.626176 * 10^-34 J s

k:  Boltzmann's Constant = 1.308662 * 10^-23 J/K

Na:  Avogadro's Constant = 6.022045 * 10^23 molecules/mole

R:  Gas Constant = 8.31441 J/(mole * K)

The SI units are printed with the constants on the TI-65, which I like.

Conversions:

inches - centimeters

ounces - gallons

gallons - liters

degrees Fahrenheit - degrees Celsius

pounds per inch - Pascals

horsepower - kilowatts

Joules - calories

pounds (* foot) - Newtons

Programming, Integration, and Memory

The TI-65 has 100 programming steps that is shared with the memory register.   A register is worth seven programming steps, and the amount of memory registers available decrease as you type in steps.   Most programming steps are fully merged, hence 2nd, 3rd, and INV (indicated by a negative sign in the key code) with its key count as one step.  However, storage arithmetic takes two steps.

Maximum Number of Memory Registers vs. Maximum Amount of Steps

100 steps:  1 register (R0)

98 steps:  2 registers (R0, R1)

91 steps:  3 registers (R0, R1, R2)

84 steps:  4 registers (R0 to R3)

77 steps:  5 registers (R0 to R4)

In learn mode, the number of steps and the maximum number of registers are on display, along with the programming step.

Memory registers can be protected by the [ 2nd ] (PUM) # sequence.

A full set of programming commands are here:

DSZ:  decrement R# and skip if zero

INV DSZ:  decrement R# and skip if not zero

x<m:  test x < R#

INV x<m:  test x ≥ R#

x=m:  test x = R#

INV x=m:  test x ≠ R#

x>m:  test x > R#

INV x>m:  test x ≤ R#

LBL and GTO:  label (0-9, A-F, F1, F2)

F1 and F2:  user keys and labels

PAUSE:  pauses execution

SBR:  subroutine

INV SBR:  return

LIST:  display steps stored in memory

Integration:  Integration requires R0, R1, and R2 to be protected by PUM 2.  In the program, use R1 for x (you are given x in the register to start), end the function with [ = ] [ R/S ].    Calculation:  lower [ STO ] 1, upper [ STO ] 2, [ 2nd ] ( ∫dx) n [ R/S ]

Statistics:  Clear all protection first by PUM 0.   Six registers are used, and a maximum number of programming steps is 63 while statistical data is stored.  From the TI-65 manual, the following registers take the following values:

R1 = n * Σxy - Σx * Σy

R2 = n

R3 = Σy

R4 = n * Σy^2 - (Σy)^2

R5 = Σx

R6 = n * Σx^2 - (Σx)^2

Stopwatch and Timer

The TI-65, billed as a technical calculator aimed at professionals, includes a stopwatch and timer (but not a clock).

Stopwatch:

Press [ 3rd ] ( TUp↑) to start the stop watch.  Do this again to stop it.

Timer:

Enter the time in hh:mm:ss  (hours:minutes:seconds) format, press [ 2nd ] ( TDn↓ ) to start the timer.   Do this again to stop it.   There are no sounds, the timer displays 00:00:00 when completed.

You can store the timer into any available register. The store key is not required in this instance.   Recall the last time by pressing [ RCL ] [ : ].

It may be possible to include the stopwatch and timer, however, they will not run in the background.   When the stopwatch or timer is working, the TI-65 is locked out of calculations.  Still, a nice feature.

Closing Thoughts

I believe that the TI-65 is the penultimate calculator in the Galaxy series (the last is the TI Galaxy 67).  It's one of Texas  Instruments' most underrated calculators and production had continued into the 1990s, it could of had served as a non-graphing alternate to the TI-81.   Back in the early 1990s, graphing calculators were not as accepted in school; today, they are expected.

If you are collecting calculators, I would recommend the TI-65.  It's one of the best keystroke programming calculators Texas Instruments made since the TI 58/59, with a complete set of instructions and a decent amount of memory.  You do need a little patience because the TI-65 can be slow (especially compared to today's calculators).  The case and the sticker with helpful hints attached to it make a nice touch.

(I don't recall the TI-67 Galaxy ever being on sale in the United States.)

Here are some TI-65 programs I posted in July 2016:

http://edspi31415.blogspot.com/2016/07/ti-65-programs-part-i-digital-root.html

http://edspi31415.blogspot.com/2016/07/ti-65-programs-part-ii-reynolds.html

http://edspi31415.blogspot.com/2016/07/ti-65-programs-part-iii-impedance-and.html

and will have more on tomorrow's post.

Sources:

Texas Instruments.  "TI-65 Technical Analyst" http://www.datamath.net/Leaflets/CL-947A_US.pdf     Flyer provided by datamath.net.  Last accessed April 10, 2022.

Texas Instruments TI-65 Technical Analyst Guidebook  1986

Toth, Viktor.  "TI-65"   rskey.org. 2022  http://www.rskey.org/ti65  Last Accessed April 29, 2022

Tschnenrechner-Sammlung, Tony   "TI-65 Galaxy"  Tony's Taschenrechner-Sammlung Calculator Collection https://www.thimet.de/CalcCollection/Calculators/TI-65/Contents.htm  Last accessed April 29, 2022

Eddie

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