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Rising, Gerald R.

Inside Your Calculator: From Simple Programs to Significant Insights

Rising, Gerald R. - Inside Your Calculator: From Simple Programs to Significant Insights, ebook

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Many of us want to understand how the technological instruments that so pervade modern society operate.  This book answers questions about one of those devices: the scientific calculator.  Calculator keys seem to work like magic.  They tell us, for example, that the cosine of 56° is 0.559192903. This book explores the simple internal calculator processes (called algorithms or programs) that produce this and similar results.  Although the text focuses on the calculator keys that compute powers, roots, logarithms, and trigonometry functions, insights are also provided into simple programming, conversion between decimal and binary numeration, and perhaps most important, the structure of our numeration systems.  Many people think that the processes that drive calculators demand advanced mathematical concepts such as Taylor series.  However, high school algebra and a minimum understanding of programming (provided by this text) supply enough background to understand these algorithms.

View Dr. Rising's book presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqadHbc2YOA

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Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2007
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
288 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780470124598
Printed ISBN
9780470114018

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