Publisher of HP-related books



#2

Does anyone know of a publisher that has produced books in the past that are about HP calculators? Or non-HP calcs?
If not calculators, then other handhelds/laptops from HP?

Thanks.
Cheers(just trying it on).

-Justin


#3

Amazon carries books related to the TI-83 and the new TI Nspire. I'd search there first.

As for books for HP calculators, well they are only old books you may find on eBay and also Amazon. What is available is based on what sellers happen to have for sale.

Namir

#4

Grapevine published a series of books on the 41, 12, 48 and more.
TK enterprises published a book on RPN.
Wilson Barnet (Guy Ball's father in law) published the Collector's Guide to Pocket Calculators.
Dr. Mier-Jedrzejowicz self published his great collection of (mostly) other peoples' essays about HP & RPN.
Synthetix of Berkeley California published the books on the 41 by Kieth Jarret and others
D'Zign (Ted & Phylis Kerber) published many books of surveying and geometry programs for the 67,41,42,& 48 series. Most could come with mag cards or discs.

There's more that i'm not remembering.


#5

Quote:
There's more that i'm not remembering.

Another is Colin Croft who published a couple of books on the 38/39g series.

#6

Well, I will toot my own horn a bit and say that my business math book using the HP 10bII, the HP 12c and TI BAII Plus is still available on Amazon.

Tony Hutchins has a very detailed book on the TVM using calculators but I believe it is out of print. I am fortunate enough to have one.


#7

Sorry Gene. I sit next to a man for two days at an HHC conference and forget he wrote a book.

MEMORY LOST!


#8

Lol. Hey no worries. Maybe we'll be sitting and talking this year too?

#9

Hi Gene,

I have been looking at that, but UK Amazon wants £83 for your book. That's around 5x the US Amazon price. Unfortunately I cannot justify that.


#10

Order it through my site and it's $64 shipped by Priority Mail. Might be able to do it for $50 by Airmail, though (let me know if you're interested). Unfortunately shipping across the pond adds a lot to the price.

#11

There was HP 48 Insights and HP 41/48 Transitions published by Larken Publications.

HP 48 Handbook and The HP 48 Programmer's ToolKit published by Armstrong Publishing Company.

#12

A classic is Algorithms for RPN Calculators by Jon A Ball from 1978. I believe it was published by Wiley.


#13

Quote:
Jon A Ball

If you try to look this one up, use John (with an "h") Ball (radio astronomer friend of mine at Haystack Observatory).


#14

I bought that book just last month from AbeBooks. It came from Don's Book Store in Albequerque, NM. Got it for ~$40CDN incl S&H.

Great book!

Jeff Kearns

#15

"Computational Analysis with the HP 25 Pocket Calculator" by Peter Henrici, published in 1977 by John Wiley & Sons.

This book contains 35 programs dealing with various intermediate- and advanced-level mathematical topics, such as continued fraction representation of real numbers, Aitken-Steffensen iteration, exponentiation of power series, complete elliptic integrals, Bessel functions, and so on.

Amazon is currently listing four used copies, starting (unfortunately) at $59.97.

#16

Hi;

I have "The HP48 Calculus Companion", by Mathews J, Eldswick J., Harper Collins College Publications.

Also, you could try GU (Great Unpublished - link seems not to work, though) They published many of Urroz's books about the HP48G series.

(added) I found this reference and after that I found this one which points to this one... which points to nowhere. I think I found nothing, though.

As a humble reference of mine, Brazilian Erica publisher printed 'Da HP41 para a HP48' ('From the HP41 to the HP48'), written by me in the mid 90's (Portuguese only... so far). There are some other books printed in Brazil about calculators, and I happen to have a printed copy of 'Usando a HP41CV na Engenharia' (Using the HP41CV in Engineering), by Mirshawka, V. printed by Brazilian Nobel publisher.

Cheers.

Luiz (Brazil)


Edited: 30 May 2010, 11:45 p.m.

#17

That was a great question. I've compiled the answers so far. Could anyone with something to add or organize: copy and paste to this till we have a fairly complete bibliography to store in the Archives? Maybe the final version should be sorted alphabetically or by calculator, although i think that sorting by language is important to those of us not from Europe or Brazil.

IN ENGLISH

-Grapevine Published:

An Easy Course In Programming The HP-41 by Chris Coffin & Robert Bloch

(they also published books on the 12c & 48)

-Everything you've always wanted to know about RPN but were afraid to peruse: published by TK enterprises

-The Collector's Guide to Pocket Calculators by Guy Ball & Bruce Flamm.Published by Wilson Barnet

-RCL 20; Dr. Mier-Jedrzejowicz's self published collection of (mostly) other peoples' essays about HP & RPN.

-Synthetix of Berkeley California published:

HP-41 Synthetic Programming Made Easy by Kieth Jarett

HP-41 Extended Functions Made Easy by Kieth Jarett

HP-41 Advanced Programming Tips by Alan McCornack & Kieth Jarett

Inside the HP-41 by Jean-Daniel Dodin

Extend Your HP-41: Dr. W. Mier-Jedrzejowicz

-D'Zign (Ted & Phylis Kerber) published books of surveying and geometry programs for the 41,42,& 48 series. Most could come with mag cards or discs.

-Colin Croft who published a couple of books on the 38/39g series.

-Quantitative Analysis For Business: The Time Value of Money and Basic Business Statistics Using a Business Calculator by Gene Wright

-The Time Value of Money: Business Math Using a Business Calculator by Gene Wright

-?????? TVM ??????? by Tony Hutchins
-HP 48 Insights and HP 41/48 Transitions published by Larken Publications.

-HP 48 Handbook and The HP 48 Programmer's Tool Kit from Armstrong Publishing Company

-Algorithms for RPN Calculators by John A. Ball, 1978.

-Computational Analysis with the HP 25 Pocket Calculator by Peter Henrici, published in 1977 by John Wiley & Sons.

-The HP48 Calculus Companion by Mathews J, Eldswick J., Harper Collins College Publications

-Practical Navigation by Calculator by Gerry Keys, 1982, pub. by Stanford Maritime, London

-PPC ROM Users Manual 1982. Written and published by PPC, Santa Anna California



IN PORTUGUESE

-Da HP41 para a HP48' ('From the HP41 to the HP48') , by Luiz C. Vieira

-Usando a HP41CV na Engenharia' (Using the HP41CV in Engineering), by Mirshawka, V. printed by Brazilian Nobel publisher.



IN GERMAN
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IN FRENCH

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Edited: 31 May 2010, 1:30 a.m.


#18

Please check out the Calculator literature list on the HP Museum DVD2. It comprises almost 800 book references sorted by subject, with ISBN number, page number etc (if available). A discussion of this list can be found in Datafile V29N1P7.

The English books mentioned in this thread should be in the list. I will include Luiz Viera's books and would be grateful to receive more information about those books. In fact I would be grateful for all information about books not yet included in the list. The current version has more than 1000 references and is still growing.

Cheers,

Felix

#19

Hi db, guys;

I'll compile all information I have about these books. I also have four Urroz's publications, originally from GU, all of them about the HP48G series. As the HP48 has already been discontinued, I believe it is already a museum electable item, right?

I´ll post about these later.

In time: will the HP12C literature be considered here? I guess we´ll never know how many books about it has been written so far...

Cheers.

Luiz (Brazil)

Edited: 31 May 2010, 1:40 p.m.


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