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(HP-67) (2/3)-Variable ƒunction Minimization - SlideRule - 06-25-2020 01:13 PM
An extract from Mound Facility Activities in Chemical and Physical Research: July-December 1979, MONSANTO RESEARCH CORPORATION, U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, Contract N0. DE-AC04-76-DP00053, June 18, 1980 " V. Calculations in plutonium chemistry Short algorithms for plutonium chemistry problems … a number of books on optimization have appeared … while some of them describe the sequential simplex algorithm, none of them makes the observation that this algorithm can be shortened to the point that it becomes a powerful tool for computing equipment as simple as the programmable pocket calculator … … Listed in Tables V-1 and V-2, respectively, are two- and three-variable minimization routines abbreviated as described above. These routines may be used to solve a variety of chemistry problems by the method of proportional equations [5]. The routines are suitable for the HP-67 or HP-97 calculators manufactured by the Hewlett Packard Company … … Table V-1 - PROGRAM FOR MINIMIZING A TWO-VARIABLE FUNCTION … … Table V-2 - PROGRAM FOR MINIMIZING A THREE-VARIABLE FUNCTION … … Table V-3 - PROGRAM FOR DETERMINING … " BEST! SlideRule RE: (HP-67) (2/3)-Variable ƒunction Minimization - PedroLeiva - 06-25-2020 06:57 PM
How powerful is this ancient calculation tool, to think that the great discoveries of the brilliant researchers were made with pencil and paper, or at most a slide rule; I am referring to Dimitri Mendeleyev, Marie Curie, Antoine Lavoisier and John Dalton among many others. Thank you as always for your valuable contributions to the HP 67/97 library. Pedro |