When you do rectangular/polar conversion you enter it as a complex number and change the display format according to what you want to see. Is there a way to separate the angle from the vector, or the "x" coordinate from the "y" coordinate? Like retrieving the fraction part or integer part from a number.
HP 35s polar/rectangular conversion


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11282013, 12:25 PM
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11282013, 12:30 PM
Buy a used 33s or 32SII. Problem solved.
11282013, 12:44 PM
The 35s has no commands to split a complex number into its real and imaginary part. However, polar coordinates are easy:
Convert (3; 4) to polar coordinates 3 i 4or the other way (polar to rectangular) 5 (theta) 53,1301Both display options represent the same number. To obtain distance and angle (in either display mode): [ABS] => 5,0000 ' distanceGetting the rectangular coordinates 3 and 4 from this is a bit tricky, though. ;) Dieter
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11282013, 01:56 PM
I have a 32sII and it has always been one of my favorites. Have a 33s it works but never got attached to it. I am helping teach a "land surveyor in training" course at the annual state survey convention and we need to use calculators that are allowed on the Federal Land Surveyor in Training test. I do like the 35s and I like it even better now. Thank you Dieter for your help. It's much appreciated. Chad
11282013, 02:08 PM
For rectangular coordinates, you can use the following programs:
Real:
Imaginary: ▼
11282013, 02:25 PM
I think I can combine these into one program so you're left with the x and y coordinates on two levels of the stack just like the 32sII did when you did the conversion.
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11282013, 02:39 PM
This kind of solution was discussed in detail as soon as the community realized that there are no traditional P<>R commands on the 35s. Some routines (that even preserve the stack) can be found in this discussion from 2007. A summary of all efforts, with optimized solutions, can be found in the articles section on this website. Here, even the state of flag 10 is preserved. Dieter 