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HP17b Solver Function - Roland Storz - 11-12-2009
Hi all, does anybody know whether the functionality of the HP17b Equation Solver is available for the iphone / ipod touch?
Both the i41cx+ and the 42s emulation are unquestionably excellent, however, me personelly I do miss the easy to use solver function of the 17b. Any advice?
Cheers, Roland
Re: HP17b Solver Function - Dave Britten - 11-12-2009
I would like having this myself, but I've not seen any 17bii simulators, unfortunately. There were, however, a number of devices produced by HP that feature the same HP Solve:
There was also a Windows (3.1) version for some older models of OmniBook, I believe.
You might also consider downloading one of the 48GX emulators for iPhone/iPod. The 48 has an algebraic solver that's somewhat similar to HP Solve, but without L(), G(), and looping.
Re: HP17b Solver Function - Don Shepherd - 11-12-2009
Quote: Dave, the 17b does have L() and G(). At least mine does. The manual was missing a description of those functions, but they were in the ROM.
Quote: The + has a whole different solver, and it does not work like the solver in the original 17b and bii. See this articlefor a discussion of the differences in these solvers.
Re: HP17b Solver Function - Martin Pinckney - 11-12-2009
Also, I would point out that the 22s solver is quite different from the others in many ways, not the least of which is having no alpha capability, other than single letter variables.
Re: HP17b Solver Function - Dave Britten - 11-12-2009
Yeah, looks like it's more akin to the 32sii, 33s, and 35s solvers, i.e. nothing terribly remarkable.
Re: HP17b Solver Function - Bruce Bergman - 11-12-2009
The 19bii was one of the nicest of this family. As a close second, I would recommend the most recent 17bii+.
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