(Bug?) HP48 Equation Library

02152017, 01:53 AM
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RE: (Bug?) HP48 Equation Library
(02142017 08:25 PM)Brad Barton Wrote: My personal preference is the piecewise function. It's a more succinct representation of the math involved, and also points out the importance of the relative values of x, a and c. This is JMHO though, so there may be very good reasons to do it the other way. 1 + ... mainly because of the bolded section, but also because many (most?) users of these equations are likely to not know which best fits his/her conditions. The latter style is likely preferred by mathematicians, but as someone noted above, Engineers tend to want to 'plug values into the magic equation' worrying more about the quality of their measurements than the underlying math. I can't imagine a scenario (in the real world) where one would be trying to solve for c, but this may not apply for other equations, so agree some guidance is likely useful regarding these types of parameters. Who'da thought we'd be discussing Statics of all things. I was relatively sure by sophomore year that I'd never be discussing that again. Bob Prosperi 

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