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Casio fx-991EX Classwiz: Simple Programming With Mutli-Statements

Casio fx-991EX Classwiz:  Simple Programming With Mutli-Statements 

Formula Programming

With the use of the [CALC] key and multi-statment feature on the Casio fx-991EX, we can make simple temporary formula programs for repeated calculations.   Emphasis is on the word temporary:  once we go on to another mode, or press [ ON ],  the formula disappears.

There are also no comparison operators or loops to work with. 

Given these limitations, we can still program simple formulas with the fx-991EX. 

You are going to want to be in Norm mode for this.

Note:  This feature is present on other advanced solar calculators, however we will focus on the fx-991 EX Classwiz.

Let’s illustrate formula programming with some examples. 

Formula 1

Let’s start with a simple example. 

B(A) = 2A² + 1
C(B) = B/(B – 1)

To assign variables in multi-step calculations, use the syntax:

var = value. 

The equals symbol can be found by pressing pressing [ALPHA] [CALC] ( = ).  This is NOT the same as the equals key on the bottom right hand corner of the keyboard. 

Each calculation is separated by a colon (:).  Type a colon by pressing [ALPHA] [ ∫ ] ( : ). 

Set up:

B=2A²+1:C=B÷(B-1)

Each variable that is not assigned will be prompted for in the order that they are typed.  In the expression above, B and C are assigned while A is not.   Pressing [CALC] will prompt the user to enter a value for A. 

Keystrokes:

[ALPHA] ( B ) [ALPHA] ( = ) 2 [ALPHA] ( A ) [ x² ] [ + ] 1 [ALPHA] ( : ) [ALPHA] ( C )  [ALPHA]  ( = )  [ALPHA] ( B ) [ ÷ [ [ ( ] [ [ALPHA] ( B ) [  –  ] 1 [ ) ] [ CALC ]

Note:  For this to work, press [ CALC ], not the EXE key. 

You will be prompted for A.  The results for B and C will be displayed. 

Examples

Example 1:  A = 3
[CALC],  enter 3, press [ = ]
B:  19,  press [ = ]
C:  19/18  [ S ←→ D ] 1.0555555556

Example 2:  A = -6
Results:  B = 73,  C = 73/12 ≈ 1.013888889

R-C Circuit:  Voltage Charge and Discharge

The charge and discharge of an R-C time circuit are described by the following equations:

Charge = Y / ( 1 – B)
Discharge = Y / B

where B = e^(-A / (C*X))

Inputs:
A = time (s)
X = resistance (kΩ)
C = capacitance (μF)
Y = voltage across the capacitor (V)

In this example, B is going to be used as the temporary variable. 

Set up:

B=e^(-A÷(Cx)):Y÷(1-B):Y÷B

[CALC]

Example

Inputs:
A = 5 s
C = 2.6 μF
x = 10 kΩ
y = 30 V

Results:
B = 0.825052967 (sub-formula, press [ = ] )
171.4804732 V  (voltage charge, press [ = ] )
36.36130188 V (voltage discharge)

Solar Energy:  % of Solar Light Reflected

The proportion of solar light reflected off the surface is calculated by:

T = 1/2 ( sin(E – F)^2 / sin(E + F)^2 + tan(E – F)^2 / tan(E + F)^2 )

where

E = the angle of incidence (θi)
F = the angle of refraction (θt)

We can use Snell’s law in connection with the equation above. 

Since both  E-F and E+F repeat, we can assign temporary variables, such as:
A = E – F
B = E + F

Therefore:
T = 1/2 ( sin(A)^2 / sin(B)^2 + tan(A)^2 / tan(B)^2 )

And the set up for the fx-991EX Classwiz is:

A=E-F:B=E+F:1÷2*(sin(A)²÷sin(B)²+tan(A)²÷tan(B)²)   [CALC]

Example:

For this example, the calculator is Degrees mode. 
Inputs:
E = 35° (θi)
F = 22° (θt)

Results:
A = E-F = 13
B = E+F = 57
0.04721102683  (% of reflected light)

Source (for R-C Circuit and Solar Energy)

Rosenstein, Morton  Computing with the Scientific Calculator  Casio.  1986. ISBN: 978-1124164130

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