G-Wizard Machinist's Calculator: Calculator
Just your basic
engineering calculator, plus a whole lot more!
is tailored to the needs of a machinist. It does trig and unit conversions
and should be pretty self-explanatory.
Some things to
be aware of:
- Angles for trig
functions are radians by default.
- It's easy to
enter degrees and press the "RAD" button to convert to radians.
Press "DEG" to convert radians such as return by "atan"
back to degrees.
- Use the D:M:S
button to enter angles in a variety of formats include degrees, minutes,
- Press "Tenths"
to round the result to 0.0001, press "Thous" to round to 0.001.
The red underlining
shows the unit conversion and fraction functions...
Select the units
the calculator is using with the button next to the calculator's display.
Select the units to convert to with the button on the right. The screen
shot above shows an "inches to millimeters" conversion. If you
want to swap the units, press the "<-Use" button. The inches
and millimeters will exchange places. The Calculator can convert over
100 different units.
There is a fractions
capability on the calculator. Press the "Frac." button to add
a fractional amount to the current value. For example, enter a "1",
press "Frac.", click "1/2", and the calculator now
displays "1.5". In addition, the "Frac." button will
display the fraction any time the calculator display is within a tenth
of any 1/32. So enter "0.375" and the button's label changes
to read "3/8". This makes it easy for you to deal with fractions.
You can use either
the mouse or the keyboard to operate the calculator. From the keyboard,
the Calculator responds to the following:
- Digits (0..9)
and the Decimal Point (.)
- Add (+)
- Subtract (-)
- Multiply (*)
- Divide (/)
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