Post Reply 
41C Surveying I module: Anything useful here for a layperson?
01-17-2020, 06:32 PM
Post: #1
41C Surveying I module: Anything useful here for a layperson?
I just got a 41CX that included a Surveying I module. I know almost nothing about surveying, aside from typing in a field angle traverse program for the 25 and running through an example problem. Is there anything I can make use of here, or should I look for someone that wants to trade for a Finance module? Smile (I already have Math/Stat and Advantage.)
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-17-2020, 07:34 PM
Post: #2
RE: 41C Surveying I module: Anything useful here for a layperson?
Hello!

First I wouldn't know anything useful to do with a finance module either and second: no, I can't think of anything that one can use a surveying module for. I have been the the proud owner of a (very hard to find) dedicated surveying calculator, a Compucorp Surveyor, for some time now, but apart from admiring the craftmanship and the brautiful Panaplex display I have only used + - * and / ....

Regards
Max
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-17-2020, 11:18 PM
Post: #3
RE: 41C Surveying I module: Anything useful here for a layperson?
I did a surveying module for the HP-71B in the 1980's and I used the following book to educate myself on the field.
The book has a little less than 1000 pages, is very complete, for sure out of date but the fundamental are all there.

Surveying Theory and Practice
by Raymond E. Davis ; James M. Anderson ; Francis S. Foote & Edward M. Mikhail
Available on AbeBooks at very interesting price. (less than $15 with free shipping)

Sylvain
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-18-2020, 12:46 AM
Post: #4
RE: 41C Surveying I module: Anything useful here for a layperson?
I do have an old "Elementary Surveying" book ('70s, I think). Maybe I should crack it open and see what I can figure out. Not that I actually have any surveying tools or anything...
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-18-2020, 09:24 AM
Post: #5
RE: 41C Surveying I module: Anything useful here for a layperson?
I strongly doubt any surveyor uses this module/HP-41 these days. Last time I did was more than 20 years ago. Technology went far ahead and made them obsolete, for real life surveying purpose that is.

Cheers,
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-19-2020, 01:44 AM
Post: #6
RE: 41C Surveying I module: Anything useful here for a layperson?
if you were trying to solve navigation problems, surveying is really a very precise form of navigation. The traverse function might be useful if you were dead reckoning or orienteering? Likely these are as obscure as the Surveying module Smile

I will just put in a plug that if you are fascinated by navigation, the old surveyors on the internet are an incredible resource and they are invariably very familiar with the 41/48 platforms.

best
Todd
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 2 Guest(s)