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    Re: Calculator Recommendations (Ageton Classic)
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2017 Sep 25, 11:52 -0700

    Tony,

    Rating the cylindrical slide rules for SR (1. excellent 2. very good)

    1. Bygrave ... hard to finding and expensive.

    2. Fuller... expensive.

    2. Otis King ... available at reasonable cost used. Good to four place precision using law of cos trig formulae and four place natural trig tables. 

    Conventional slide rules and circular slide rules have only 3 plave precision so not good enough for calculating Hc but  good enough for calculating azimuth.

    Greg Rudzinski

    PS  Requested PDF Hav  tables attached: 1' table is most precise, 2' table is good enough, 10' table is a neat one pager for wallet but does require interpolation.

    From: Tony Oz
    Date: 2017 Sep 25, 07:37 -0700

    Greg, thanks for sharing your preference list of SRs.

    Two questions:

    • where - on this list - would you put the Bygrave's slide rule (cylinder or flat) SR?
    • which exactly haversin table would you recommend?

    Warm regards,

    Tony



    File:
    f1-Haversines-PDF.pdf

    File:
    2'-haversine-table.pdf

    File:
    Natural-Haversine-10'-Table.pdf

       
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