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Pianoman14 Jul1-10 10:44 AM

Differentiating Variables with Subscripts on the HP-50g
 
Hi,

First: Hello, Physics Forums (this is my first post)!

Now to business.

I am trying to enter the Distance Forumula:

m = sqrt([x2-x1] + [x2-x1])

into the Equation Solver on the HP-50g. However, I cannot find a way to subscript variables. Of course, I could just enter,

m= sqrt ([A2-B1] + [C2-D1])

but that makes things a little confusing. Is there a way to subscript variables, and have them act independently?

Thanks,
Pianoman

rs1n Jul26-10 11:47 PM

Re: Differentiating Variables with Subscripts on the HP-50g
 
Quote:

Quote by Pianoman14 (Post 2783100)
Hi,

First: Hello, Physics Forums (this is my first post)!

Now to business.

I am trying to enter the Distance Forumula:

m = sqrt([x2-x1] + [x2-x1])

into the Equation Solver on the HP-50g. However, I cannot find a way to subscript variables. Of course, I could just enter,

m= sqrt ([A2-B1] + [C2-D1])

but that makes things a little confusing. Is there a way to subscript variables, and have them act independently?

Thanks,
Pianoman

You can simply use x1, x2, x3, and x4 -- the calculator will treat them as separate variables.

Pianoman14 Aug18-10 08:30 AM

Re: Differentiating Variables with Subscripts on the HP-50g
 
Thank you!


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