|The 48G saves the day.|
Message #1 Posted by Jeremy on 31 Mar 2003, 9:52 p.m.
This morning, while getting ready for school, I was deciding whether I should pack the 48G or my new 32SII which I didn't have the manual for (yet). I put the 32SII in my back and unpacked the 48G, then thought better of it. Quiz day is not the day to find out you made a poor decision.
This class I'm taking is fiber optics. The instructor's policy is that we can't use any notes or anything, not even a formula sheet. He said he would put everything we need in the board. Fair enough. He didn't put one very necessary formula up though. He obviously forgot it, but being a senior professor, his ego couldn't handle admitting that, so he just claimed that we should have had that one memorized. (jerk)
The other thing he forgot to put up was the mass of an electron. That cost a lot of people the problem, but since I had the good fortune of having my 48G handy, I just calmly went into the constant library and plopped it into the stack. That problem was the difference between an A and a B. Thanks HP!
PS - Next time, I think I will fill up a program in my TI-85 with all the formulas I will really need, hehehe. To me there is no difference between having a formula sheet and having it electronically saved in the calculator. To me, engineering is not about memorizing formulas, but how to use them.