HP Forums
17BII solver - Printable Version

+- HP Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum)
+-- Forum: HP Museum Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-1.html)
+--- Forum: Old HP Forum Archives (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-2.html)
+--- Thread: 17BII solver (/thread-29089.html)



17BII solver - mapet - 03-06-2003

Hi,
I have read that the HP 17BII solver is THE SAME as that installed in 19BII. I wonder if I can use trig functions in 17BII solver?

Reagards,
MP


Re: 17BII solver - hugh - 03-06-2003

tricky. the 17bii doesnt have any trig functions, only logs.


Re: 17BII solver - mapet - 03-06-2003

I know that 17BII has no trig functions, but as the solver application is the same as that in 19BII trig functions should work. I heard that even not documented functions work in the same way as described in the 19BII manual.

Has anybody checked it?


Re: 17BII solver - Renato - 03-06-2003

I just checked:
A=SIN(B) gets error message: "INVALID EQUATION".


Re: 17BII solver - W. Bruce Maguire II - 03-06-2003

Hi, I have read that the HP 17BII solver is THE SAME as that installed in 19BII. I wonder if I can use trig functions in 17BII solver?

Reagards, MP

MP:

Not that I'm aware. If you find a way, please let me know!

In the meantime, if you need TRIG functionality on your 17BII---and you can wait a few seconds for your answer---please look here:

[ shameless plug ;-) ]

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/articles.cgi?read=222

Bruce.


Re: 17BII solver - Gray Wilson - 03-06-2003

This quote comes from Craig Finseth's HPDATAbase
http://www.finseth.com/~fin/hpdata/hp17bii.html

"...The solver in this machine [17bii] is exactly the same as that of the 19bii and includes all 19bii functions even if not documented."

I think this statement is incorrect. The list of 19bii solver functions is also on Craig's site. I've tried access trig and other functions in solver equations on the 17bii, but the 17bii sovler refuses to verify such equations.