In this area, we begin to learn the functions of the HP 50g Calculator, which is Hewlett Packard's flagship calculator for science and engineering.

The HP 50g contains an incredible amount of functionality including the ability to perform algebra, calculus, differential equations, matrix math, and much more!.

Section 1: Overview of the HP 50g Calculator

Section 2: Using the Algebraic and RPN Input Modes (HP 50g) In this section, we explore the similarities and differences between the Algebraic input mode and the RPN input modes of the HP 50g. These two different input modes are demonstrated with examples in order to show the strength of the RPN input mode, which will be used in the remainder of the tutorial series. . . . View the lesson

Section 3: The Mode Menu (HP 50g) In this section, we explore in detail the mode menu of the HP 50g calculator. We learn how to set the number mode and understand the difference between standard, fixed, scientific, and engineering formats. The student will learn how to set the angle mode and coordinate system among other important topics. . . . View the lesson

Section 4: Using the Menu System (HP 50g) In this section, we learn how the difference between the drop down menu system and the soft-menu system. The pros and cons of each are discussed and the user is taught how to change this global setting of the calculator. . . . View the lesson

Section 5: Basic Calculations and Working with Fractions (HP 50g) In this section, we learn how to do basic calculations involving exponents and scientific notation. We also learn how the calculator handles fractions and how to convert from fractions to decimals. The student also learns how to switch back and forth between exact and approximate modes of the calculator. . . . View the lesson

Section 6: Using the Equation Writer (HP 50g) In this section, we learn how to use the built in Equation Writer of the HP50g. This is one of the most powerful features of the calculator and it allows the user to input complicated expression as formatted as you would see in a textbook. . . . View the lesson

Section 10: Calculating with Powers and Roots (HP 50g) In this section, the user will learn how to take powers and roots in the calculator. We'll cover the square root and the square function, and we'll also cover nth roots and nth powers to explore the full flexibility of the calculator. . . . View the lesson

Section 16: Using the Constants Library (HP 50g) In this section, the student will learn how to access and use the built in constants library in the HP50g calculator. This calculator has an extensive built in list of constants from chemistry, physics, and other branches of science and engineering. . . . View the lesson

Section 17: Using the Equation Library (HP 50g) In this section, the student will learn how to access and use the built in equation library in the HP50g calculator. This calculator has an extensive built in list equations from chemistry, physics, and other branches of science and engineering. . . . View the lesson

Section 18: Graphing Single Equations (HP 50g) In this section, the we will learn how to graph equations in the HP50g graphing calculator. The student is taught how to enter the equation to be graphed, set the window zoom parameters, graph the function, and trace the results to get the (x,y) points on the graph. . . . View the lesson

Section 19: Graphing Multiple Equations (HP 50g) In this section, the student will learn how to graph two equations on the same set of coordinate axes, how to trace the graphs to get (x,y) information from the plots, and how to find the intersections of the graphs. . . . View the lesson

Section 21: Working with Complex Numbers In this section, you will learn how to enter and perform computations that involve complex numbers. Complex numbers are numbers that have a real and imaginary part and are used in every branch of math, science, and engineering. We'll learn how to enter complex numbers in rectangular form and polar form, learn how to convert between these forms, and how to perform math operations. . . . View the lesson

Section 22: The Complex Number Menu In this section, you will learn how to manipulate and perform more computations that involve complex numbers. Specifically, the student will learn how to calculate the absolute value, real part, imaginary part, conjugate, and more! . . . View the lesson

Section 23: Solving Equations Symbolically In this section, the student will learn how the HP50g can solve equations symbolically. We'll cover how to enter equations, the menu structure for the symbolic solvers, and more! . . . View the lesson

Section 24: Solving Systems of Equations Symbolically In this section, the student will learn how the HP50g can solve systems of equations symbolically. We'll cover how to enter the system of equations, the menu structure for the symbolic solvers, and more! . . . View the lesson

Section 30: Working with Vectors In this section, the student will learn how to work with vector calculations in the HP50g. We'll cover how to enter vectors, perform the norm, dot product, cross product, and more. . . . View the lesson

Section 31: Working with Matrices In this section, the student will learn how to work with matrix calculations in the HP50g. We'll cover how to enter matrices, how to add, multiply, take the inverse and determinant with matrices, and more. . . . View the lesson