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The lost formula  designnut  01162011 I thought the knowledge that this ccould be done migtht inspire someone to find it again. The formula for the resisttance of negative temperature coeffient thermistors. is agonizingly ccomplex and works in a limited range. When I bought my HP65 I was working with thermistors and tried to match the resistance temperature curve by trying various things. I used only 3 constants for the particular one I was trying to match. The part I recall is adding a large number (~1200) to the temperature in C and taking ln. I used one constant to fit the resistance of that particular size device. It was dirt simple and truly accurate over the full range. I looked in my books for marginal references to what I had done and found none. I thought the knowledge that itt had been done might stimulate others to find it. sam
Re: The lost formula  Garth Wilson  01162011 I'm sure it's on the manufacturers' websites.
Re: The lost formula  Dan W  01162011 Are you talking about the SteinhartHart equation?
Re: The lost formula  John B. Smitherman  01162011 A bit of wikipedia: Thermistors Regards,
John
Re: The lost formula  designnut  01172011 On reading something everyone impress it on the matrix of "what they know". There can be nothing new under the sun, everything that can be learned has always been learned. You miss a lot of information that way. The impact of what I wrote is that there is a simple accurate method not disclosed by usual methods. Read the message with an open mind, your brains won't fall out. Sam
Re: The lost formula  Walter B  01172011 Sam, things which have been (very) tedious in the past may be far easier nowadays and become even easier in the future, caused by new insight or just compilations of older insights. This process goes on and on. As a famous scientist once said: "We are standing on the shoulders of giants."
HTH, Walter Edited: 17 Jan 2011, 2:09 a.m.
