Showing posts with label HP50g. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HP 50g: Magnetism - Straight Wire & more

magnetic field is the magnetic effect of electric currents and magnetic materials

In this blog, using the HP 50g, I will show you how to get to the built in equation library and solve equations for 
straight wire magnetism. The units for such is Tesla. 
If you are required to answer in Gauss you will need to convert.
After turning on your HP 50g:
  1. Press APPS
  2. Scroll down to #12 or type in 12 (Equation Library)
  3. Press OK. If Soft Menu mode is on you will see four boxes. Eqlib  Colib Mes Utils. Choose EQLIB. This is for the equation library.
  4. In the library there are many choices. Today we will explore Magnetism. Go ahead and scroll down, press ENTER.
  5. This brings us to today's topic. Straight Wire. Press ENTER. You should now see the see the equation. The soft key choices are now 
  • Solv Equ Vars Pic -->Stk Exit

  1. PIC will show you a visual of the straight wire equation.
  2. Vars gives a description of each variable that can be used in the equation.
  3. EQN is the equation itself. The --> Stk puts the equation onto the stack.
  4. The main soft key choice is Solv. This is the equation solver. To enter numerical information you must first key in the constant ex: 5_cm radius and 4_A current; -press 5 then press F2B the key directly under the r soft key menu, then 4 and F4Dfor current...soft key menu I.
  5. Now to solve for B we must first press the White Right Shift key <-- and then F5E (B soft key menu)
Then solver should output the answer. Play around with different equations to get a feel for the powerful HP 50g!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

HP 50g - Graphing Rose Petals - Polar Graphs

Graphing Rose Petals - HP50g

Written by: Larsha Johnson

How to graph a rose petal on the HP50g. Rose curve equations have two forms: 
  1. r = a cos(nθ) and 
  2. r = a sin(nθ) 
where a ≠ 0 and n is a positive integer. Petals have length determined by a. If n is odd, the number of petals is n. However, if n is even, the number of petals is 2n.

The simplicity and symmetry of Rhodonea or rose curves have fascinated mathematicians since they were first named by the Italian mathematician Guido Grandi in the 1700s. We were fascinated by an interesting pattern created by counting the number of petals of these curves.

In mathematics, a rose or rhodonea curve is a sinusoid plotted in polar coordinates. This concept is studied in Precalculus or Calculus.

Students will understand the role of the values of a and n in the equation r = asin(nθ).
Students will be able to predict the number of petals and their length by examining the polar equation.
Student will understand the relationship between the equation of a rose curve and the equation of a sinusoidal function.

rose curve
sinusoidal function

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