09-06-2008 05:32 PM
IOW, the calculated value of 46.3 degrees is now in the number 1 position in the stack. What is the fastest mens of viewing this value as radians?
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09-07-2008 06:31 AM
creates CST variable at the current directory.
Your custom menu can be accessed at any time by pressing Left-Shift and MENU (CUSTOM).
You may have different CUSTOM menus in different directories. Experiment!
09-13-2008 04:42 PM
09-14-2008 07:28 AM
I do appreciate your help and was able to get this to work but what effort it took! I don't think anyone in his right mind would ever go to such trouble of typing commands into the keyboard and accessing a special chracter menu to do such a basic conversion.
I suppose the only practical solution is to just do the math myself every time. (divide by 180 and multiply by pi). Or perhaps I can write a function that I could call. I am just learning the HP50g but I assume it is possible to write and store such functions. But in the end I was hoping that _easy_ conversions would be built in to the calculator.
Thank you again for your help on this.
09-14-2008 09:34 AM
Get your calculator in RPN.
Now you have << D->R >> in level 1:
That is all it takes.
To check let's convert 12 deggees to radians:
You should get:
I hope this helps, the fact that you can redefine the keys in the 50g is one of the features that I must like.
09-21-2008 09:58 AM
I also came up with an alternative approach:
I created an equation (for example, to convert rads to degrees: x * 180/pi=deg) and then saved this as a variable. Then I can invoke the solver , choose my saved eqaution, specify an input variable, solve and the value is output to the stack.