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  • mfrascinella@comcast.net
    Hi, I just made two clips that convert frequency to wavelength and vice versa but could not figure out how to use the math functions to handle scientific
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 4, 2006
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      Hi,

      I just made two clips that convert frequency to wavelength and vice versa but could not figure out how to use the math functions to handle scientific notation. The online help (v4.95) was too skimpy about this. I would like the frequency to allow for numbers like 1.43x10 to the 9th power, and the same for the speed of light (29979245800 cm/sec). Can someone explain to me the correct syntax?

      H="Frequency -> Wavelength"
      ^!Prompt ^?[Enter the frequency (cycles per sec.)] cycles/sec = ^$Calc(29979245800/^?[Enter the frequency (cycles per sec.)])$ cm

      H="Wavelength -> Frequency"
      ^!Prompt ^?[Enter the wavelength (cm)] cm = ^$Calc(29979245800/^?[Enter the wavelength (cm)])$ cycles/sec.


      Yours,

      Michael F
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    • Sheri
      I think you will find what you need here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-clips/message/10156 Regards, Sheri ... versa but could not figure out how to
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 4, 2006
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        I think you will find what you need here:

        http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-clips/message/10156

        Regards,
        Sheri

        --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com, mfrascinella@... wrote:
        >
        > Hi,
        >
        > I just made two clips that convert frequency to wavelength and vice
        versa but could not figure out how to use the math functions to handle
        scientific notation. The online help (v4.95) was too skimpy about
        this. I would like the frequency to allow for numbers like 1.43x10 to
        the 9th power, and the same for the speed of light (29979245800
        cm/sec). Can someone explain to me the correct syntax?
        >
        > H="Frequency -> Wavelength"
        > ^!Prompt ^?[Enter the frequency (cycles per sec.)] cycles/sec =
        ^$Calc(29979245800/^?[Enter the frequency (cycles per sec.)])$ cm
        >
        > H="Wavelength -> Frequency"
        > ^!Prompt ^?[Enter the wavelength (cm)] cm =
        ^$Calc(29979245800/^?[Enter the wavelength (cm)])$ cycles/sec.
        >
        >
        > Yours,
        >
        > Michael F
        > -©¿©-
        > ~
        > http://www.mafware.com
        > *************************
        > Never Forget
        > September 11, 2001
        > *************************
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
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