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# TI-74: Five Stencil Derivative, Vertical Height on a Hill, Solving Cubic Equations

TI-74:  Five Stencil Derivative, Vertical Height on a Hill, Solving Cubic Equations

TI-74 Program: Five Stencil Derivative

This program estimates the numerical derivative of f(x) at x0 by the formula:

f'(x0) ≈ ( -f(x0+2h) + 8*f(x0+h) – 8*f(x0-h) + f(x0-2h) )/(12h)

Source:  “Five Stencil Method”  Wikipedia.  Page last edited November 8, 2018.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five-point_stencil  Retrieved April 14, 2019

Note:  comments (after !) are for notes, and do not need to be typed.

502 INPU T “X: “;A
504 INPUT “H: “;H
506 D=0: X=A+2*H: GOSUB 550
508 D=-F: X =A+H: GOSUB 550
510 D=8*F+D: X=A-H: GOSUB 550
512 D=D-8*F: X=A-2*H: GOSUB 550
514 D=(D+F)/(12*H)
516 PRINT “DF/DX =”;D: PAUSE
518 END
550 F=5.2^X  ! Insert F(X) here
552 END

Examples:

550  F=5.2^X
x0 = 1.2, h = 0.001, Result:  11.92160564

550 F=EXP(X)*SIN(X)
x0 = PI/3, h = PI/24, Result: 3.892851849

TI-74 Program:  Vertical Height on a Hill

Variables:
H = height of the observer
L = horizontal length
V = vertical angle (entered in degrees-minutes-seconds, DD.MMSSSS)
G = ground slope (entered in degrees-minutes-seconds, DD.MMSSSS)

If G>0, the hill is at an elevation.  If G<), the hill is at an depression.

T = total height = vertical difference + observer’s height
T = L * (tan V – tan G) + H

Since there is no DMS to decimal conversion function in TI-74’s basic, a conversion is necessary. The following is sample code where A is DMS format needed to be converted:

T = ABS(A)
D = INT(T)
M = INT((T-D)*100)
S = ((T-D)*100-M)*100
A = (D+M/60+S/3600)*SGN(A)

The program code is shown below:

600 INPUT “LENGTH: “;L
602 INPUT “OBSERVER’S HEIGHT: “;H   ! ‘ is SHIFT + SPACE

604 DEG: PRINT “ANGELS IN DD.MMSSSS”: PAUSE 1.5
606 INPUT “VERTICAL ANGLE: “;V: A=ABS(V)
608 D=INT(A): M=INT((A-D)*100): S=((A-D)*100-M)*100
612  V=(D+M/60+S/3600)*SGN(V)

614 INPUT “GROUND SLOPE: “;G: A=ABS(G)
616 D=INT(A): M=INT((A-D)*100): S=((A-D)*100-M)*100
618 G=(D+M/60+S/3600)*SGN(G)

620 T=L*(TAN(V)-TAN(G))+H
622 PRINT “TOTAL HEIGHT =”;T: PAUSE
624 END

Examples:

Input:  L: 10 m, V: 30°14’33”, G: 10°30’00”, H = 1.7780 m
Result:  T = 5.754638129 m

Input:  L: 10 m, V: 30°14’33”, G: -10°30’00”, H = 1.7780 m
Result:  T = 9.461464028 m

Source:

F.A. Shepherd “Engineering Surveying: Problems and Solutions” 2nd Edition  Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd.  London, UK  1983 ISBN 0-7131-3478-X

TI-74 Program:  Solving Cubic Equations

This program solves the cubic equation:

A*X^3 + B*X^2 + C*X + D = 0

This program uses Newton’s method to get the first root, then divides the polynomial by (x – root).  Finally the quadratic formula is used to find the other two roots.  This program assumes the coefficients A, B, C, and D are real.  An initial guess of 1 is used (can be changed, see line 710).

700 PRINT “A*X^3+B*X^2+C*X+D=0, REAL COEFS.”: PAUSE 1.5
702 INPUT “A: “;A
704 INPUT “B: “;B
706 INPUT “C: “;C
708 INPUT “D: “;D

710 X=1
712 XN=X-(A*X^3+B*X^2+C*X+D)/(3*A*X^2+2*B*X+C)
714 IF ABS(XN-N)
716 X=XN: GOTO 712

718 X1=XN
720 PRINT “X1 =”;X1: PAUSE
722 J=-(A*X1+B)
724 K=(A*X1+B)^2-4*A*(A*X1^2+B*X1+C)
726 IF K
728 X2=(J+SQR(K))/(2*A): X3=(J-SQR(K))/(2*A)
730 PRINT “X2 =”;X2: PAUSE
732 PRINT “X3 =”;X3: PAUSE
734 END

750 XR=J/(2*A): XI=SQR(ABS(K))/(2*A)
752 PRINT XR;”+- “;XI;”I”: PAUSE
754 END

Example:
A: 1, B: 1, C: -9, D: -9
Roots: -3, 3, 1
Eddie

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