How to use "Engineer Notation" (SI Prefixes)?

05162017, 08:41 AM
(This post was last modified: 05162017 03:50 PM by Vtile.)
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RE: How to use "Engineer Notation" (SI Prefixes)?
There is the EEX key for those, have been since atleast 1970s. Now set your calculator to ENG(ineering) display mode, which looks similar than the scientific mode, but is totally different with the display logic as it follows stricktly the SIprefix logic.
Engineering logic as the SIprefixes increment and decrement at the step of 10^3 (E3), except the two first housekeeping prefixes at both sides of zero. Desi, hecto, deca centi (which are skipped in ENGmode). Don't cry you need to learn it sooner or later, m = E3, M=E6 etc.. The prefixes aren't applied to unit itself but the magnitude indicator before the unit, which means your number is just multiplied (or divided) with proper 10^x term (so called prefix.). Prime does excatly what you are looking for by calculating in engineering mode (of course exponent calculations are universal, but ENGmode shows results in SIprefix compliant form). 5E6 * 1E6 = 5*1*10^(6+(6)) = 5*10^(0) = 5*1 = 5 Code:
Corrected above calculation example. It were 5e6 * 5e6, corrected to 5e6 * 1e6 

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How to use "Engineer Notation" (SI Prefixes)?  rushfan  05152017, 11:07 PM
RE: How to use "Engineer Notation" (SI Prefixes)?  Joe Horn  05162017, 02:20 AM
RE: How to use "Engineer Notation" (SI Prefixes)?  rushfan  05162017, 02:52 AM
RE: How to use "Engineer Notation" (SI Prefixes)?  Joe Horn  05162017, 07:05 AM
RE: How to use "Engineer Notation" (SI Prefixes)?  Vtile  05162017 08:41 AM

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