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Grapevine's "An Easy Course In..." books
10-25-2019, 04:51 PM
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Grapevine's "An Easy Course In..." books
Has anybody compiled a comprehensive list of these, or scanned and archived any of them? I see a few on Amazon and ebay covering various topics and calculators (and at a very wide range of prices). I snagged the 19BII book for about $6 on Amazon, but I'd like to find out if there are any other lesser known ones that are worth keeping an eye out for. And if any of them are available as PDFs, that would be great too.
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10-25-2019, 07:14 PM
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I can only help with a list of Grapevine books. Look here. Enter 'Grapevine' in field 'Verlag' (publisher) and press 'Suchen' (search). My HP bibliography is by far not comprehensive. When I stumble across related books I take a note, and from time to time, I update the database (if anybody has additions please let me know).

I've got a few of those Grapevine books but never scanned them.
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10-25-2019, 08:35 PM
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Pretty sure two of them are scanned on the USB drive (Museum Document Sets (Version 8.0)):

An Easy Course In Programming the HP-11C and HP-15C
An Easy Course In Programming the HP-41C

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10-25-2019, 09:05 PM (This post was last modified: 10-25-2019 09:05 PM by cdmackay.)
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There's also a few Grapevine books in the collection on that 41 site that we're not allowed to mention:

Using your HP-41 Advantage — Electrical Circuits for Students

Using your HP-41 Advantage — Statics for Students

Computer Science on your HP-41 Using the Advantage Module

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10-25-2019, 09:26 PM
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(10-25-2019 07:14 PM)Jurgen Keller Wrote:  I can only help with a list of Grapevine books. Look here. Enter 'Grapevine' in field 'Verlag' (publisher) and press 'Suchen' (search). My HP bibliography is by far not comprehensive. When I stumble across related books I take a note, and from time to time, I update the database (if anybody has additions please let me know).

I've got a few of those Grapevine books but never scanned them.

Thanks, there's quite a few there I hadn't come across yet.
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10-26-2019, 08:34 AM
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Here is what I found ("Easy Course" books and other Grapevine material) in no particular order;

Coffin, Chris An easy course in financial calculations
Coffin, Chris An easy course in using the HP-22S
Coffin, Chris An easy course in using and programming the HP 48G/GX
Coffin, Dan An easy course in using the HP-42S
Coffin, Dan Algebra & Pre-Calculus on the HP 48G/GX
Coffin, Dan Calculus on the HP 48G/GX
Coffin, Dick The HP 48G/GX Pocket Guide
Coffin; Coffin An easy course in using the HP-19 B II
Coffin; Coffin The answers you need for the HP 95LX Palmtop PC
Coffin; Coffin; Loux An easy course in using the HP 48SX (2nd Ed.)
Coffin; Loux An easy course in using the HP 17Bii
Coffin; Loux An easy course in using the HP-27S
Coffin; Wadman An easy course in using the HP-12C
Coffin; Wadman The HP-12C pocket guide:
Keefe, Ed An easy course in using the HP-16C
Wadman; Coffin Statics for students using your HP-41 advantage
Loux; Coffin An easy course in using the HP-28S
Loux; Coffin An easy course in using the HP-28C
Wadman; Coffin An easy course in programming the HP-11C and HP-15C
Wadman; Coffin The HP 18 C calculator
Wadman; Coffin An easy course in programming the HP-41
Coffin; Wadman Using your HP-41 advantage: Electrical circuits for students
? The HP Business consultant training guide Grapevine Publications
? The HP Business consultant pocket companion Grapevine Publications
? The HP 10BII Pocket Guide Grapevine Publications
? The HP 17B Pocket Guide: Just in the case Grapevine Publications
? The HP 17BII Pocket Guide Grapevine Publications
? The HP 19 Pocket Guide Grapevine Publications
? The HP 19BII Pocket Guide
? HP 28S Software power tools electrical circuits
? HP-28S Software Power Tools: Utilities
? HP 48SX Graphics
Courbis; Lalande HP 48S/SX Machine language Journey to the center of the HP 48
Depew, R. Ray HP 48 Graphics
Depew, R. Ray Graphics on the HP 48G/GX
Harris, Robert Lotus in Minutes on the Hp 95LX

Please let me know in case you find more as I am keen to add them to my long running bibliography project. I was getting slow on this but SlideRule, our fellow forum member has found so much new material, that I have been adding that to the bibliography. It has currently 4500+ entries.

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10-26-2019, 09:03 AM (This post was last modified: 10-26-2019 09:09 AM by ijabbott.)
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There are a lot of 'Coffin's in that list (well, 3). I think I first encountered that surname when reading Moby Dick.

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10-26-2019, 01:48 PM
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Dan and Chris Coffin, brothers, worked for HP, I believe as contractors but possibly as employees, in the 80's writing manuals for various calculator products. Ted Wadman was an HP employee, also involved with manual writing (and possibly testing?) and you can also find his name as Technical Editor for later issues of HP's Key Notes.

While at Sharp in the 90's we contracted with Ted and Chris (IIRC, possibly Dan, possibly both) to write some of the manuals for IC application cards for the Wizard PDA products; they worked for (started?) a company called Terra Pacific, which was still operating as late as 2000, but I lost track of them after that. Nice guys.

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10-26-2019, 01:57 PM
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Wow, there's a ton of them.

Is the reason that more of Grapevine's books aren't available as PDFs anything to do with copyright, or more that the books haven't had the chance to end up in the hands of people with the time/equipment/interest in scanning them?

Depending on the size/binding of the 19BII book (I don't think this one is spiral-bound) and suitability of my scanning equipment, I might make an attempt at scanning it. A lot of what's in there should also apply to the 17B(/II/II+) and HP Calc application on the palmtops, and probably the 27S to some extent.
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10-26-2019, 04:33 PM
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Ted Wadman was also Technical Editor of the HP Key Notes toward the end of its run.
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10-28-2019, 06:15 PM
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I have many of these, and used to have more. Other than the HP manuals, these are among the most useful/easy to read resources available for several calculator models (17bii, 42s, 15c, 41c, 12c, and a series on the 48G [programming, algebra, pre-calculus, graphics] . Cleverly written, thoughtfully illustrated, and overall an excellent resource.

17bii | 32s | 32sii | 41c | 41cv | 41cx | 42s | 48g | 48g+ | 48gx | 50g | 30b

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