Archives:Handbook of Electronic Design and Analysis Procedures Using Programmable Calculators
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Written by Bruce K. Murdock, 1979.
Even though many of today's calculators feature advanced programming capabilities, many owners are unprepared to tap the full potential of their machines. This handbook tells how the programmable calculator can be used to solve many problems that would normally be done on a centralized computer or timesharing-terminal.
Providing time-saving techniques for using calculators in the HP-67/97 or TI-59 families, this book offers programs and programming techniques for solving problems in network analysis, active and passive filter design, high frequency amplifier design, and engineering mathematics. Complete documentation including flowcharts, algorithms, numerous sample problems, tips, and references fully clarify all aspects of problem solution, saving the engineer from relying on intuition, guesstimates, and approximations for a wide variety of complicated problems.
Each program includes an engineering and mathematical description of the calculations to be performed, a statement of parameters, relevant equations, program operating instructions, program examples, and a fully annotated program listing. Numerical examples are featured to help the reader check out the numerous uses of the programs.
The filter design programs cover active and passive highpass, lowpass, bandpass and bandstop filters with Butterworth (maximally flat), Chebyshev, (equiripple passpand), and elliptic (equiripple passband and stopband) responses. Coverage of electromagnetic component design programs guides the engineer to design transformers, inductors, and solenoids with clear guidelines to show how to evaluate transformer design using the calculator rather than by building and testing several prototype designs. Other sections tell how to apply precise mathematical techniques to high frequency amplifier design and circuit analysis. Curve fitting programs are provided to help interpolate and analyze data resulting from laboratory measurements, or existing in tables.
Considering the frequent waiting to gain to use of today's computer facilities, and the cost per minute of using a terminal, this handbook will save the reader more than just time and money. It will allow engineers and other professionals to perform their analysis in the comfort and convenience of their own workspace, therefore providing for greater reflection on the problem at hand and allowing rapid referral to available reference materials.