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Investigation of card programmable and chip programmable pocket calculators and calculator systems for use at Naval Postgraduate School and in the naval establishment

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Authors
Kruse, Harry Rudolph
Burkett, Hugh Alan
Subjects
Hand-held calculators
Card programmable calculators
HP-67
HP-97
SR-52
TI-59
NS-7100
Advisors
Larson, Harold J.
Shudde, Rex H.
Date of Issue
1977-03
Date
March 1977
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis investigates the usefulness of card programmable pocket calculators in the Management curricula of the Naval Postgraduate School and in the fleet, based upon manufacturer-provided information on the HP-67, HP-97, SR-52, TI-59, and NS-7100 calculators; NPS classroom experimentation; "hands on" programming of the HP-67 and SR-52; interviews; and the literature. All aspects of calculator functions, programming and programmability are surveyed with particular emphasis on educational and prac­tical applications. Thus, this is a baseline document for study by potential purchasers and users. This study con­cludes that these machines provide significant advantages in teaching or learning mathematical concepts and that the pocket calculator is a potentially important management and tactical support tool navy-wide. In addition, "thinking process transmutation", discovered during this study, is concluded to be an inevitable and important by-product of calculator programming which significantly improves the user's overall analytic capacity.
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Thesis
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Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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