Understanding the HP 28S XPON function - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum) +-- Forum: HP Calculators (and very old HP Computers) (/forum-3.html) +--- Forum: General Forum (/forum-4.html) +--- Thread: Understanding the HP 28S XPON function (/thread-7825.html) Understanding the HP 28S XPON function - mbrethen - 02-25-2017 12:21 AM I guess I don't quite understand the usefulness of the XPON function on the HP 28S for symbolic expressions. I tried to evaluate the expression XPON("X^3") using ->NUM but it returns the error: Undefined Name. How does one, for example, determine the degree of a polynomial expression? RE: Understanding the HP 28S XPON function - Joe Horn - 02-25-2017 06:40 AM XPON is only for real numbers, not algebraic objects. HP 28S RPL does not contain a command that returns the degree of a polynomial. The DEGREE command which does that was introduced into RPL later, in the HP 48G. RE: Understanding the HP 28S XPON function - Werner - 02-25-2017 12:43 PM Probably the 50G, Joe. The 49G AUG does not know DEGREE. (I have only a 48 and a 49, and I never heard of it - but that's not a reliable reference ;-) Cheers, Werner RE: Understanding the HP 28S XPON function - mbrethen - 02-25-2017 03:40 PM I wonder if this can be successfully programmed for the 28s? One thought I had is to perform successive differentiation until you end up with a constant? A loop counter could keep track of the number. Another idea is to evaluate the polynomial using Horner's method (PVAL in the Math Applications reference) and then SIZE the nested list. RE: Understanding the HP 28S XPON function - Joe Horn - 02-25-2017 04:40 PM (02-25-2017 12:43 PM)Werner Wrote:  Probably the 50G, Joe. The 49G AUG does not know DEGREE. (I have only a 48 and a 49, and I never heard of it - but that's not a reliable reference ;-) The 49G with firmware version 1.19-6 contains a DEGREE function that returns the degree of a polynomial. It's listed in the 49G's built-in CATALOG, and it has a help screen. The 49G AUG is unfortunately missing an astounding number of 49G commands (at least they are missing from its Command Index on pages 427-432), including the following: ALGB ASSUME AUGMENT BASIS C2P CASCMD CHOLESKY CIRC COLLECT CONSTANTS CYCLOTOMIC DEF DEGREE DIAGMAP DISPXY DISTRIB DOMAIN DROITE EXP&LN EXP2HYP EXP2POW EXPLN FDISTRIB GAMMA GBASIS GRAMSCHMIDT GREDUCE HELP HYPERBOLIC IBASIS IMAGE INTEGER ISOM KER LASTARG LOCAL MAIN MATHS MKISOM MODULAR MSLV OLDPRT P2C PLOT PMINI POLYNOMIAL POP POTENTIAL POWEXPAND PUSH RCLVX REWRITE RULES SERIAL SIMPLIFY SREV STORE STOVX STURM STURMAB SYST2MAT TAN2CS2 TESTS UNASSIGN UNASSUME UNBIND VPOTENTIAL --- the commands in Library 256 are not included in the list above, but they were not in the 49G AUG either. RE: Understanding the HP 28S XPON function - Werner - 02-25-2017 09:25 PM I stand corrected ;-) At least it's the 49, not the 48 ;-) Werner