An Easy Course in Using the HP-12C

An Easy Course in Using the HP-12C

by Chris Coffin (Author), Ted Wadman (Author)

The authors have many years experience teaching business math and ten-key skills in a combined course at community colleges, industry training centers, and continuing education programs.

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Grapevine Pubns (March 1984)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0931011035
ISBN-13: 978-0931011030

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An easy course in using the HP-12C Calculator and other HP Financial Calculators

This is a great manual to not only learn how to use the legendary HP12c, but also learn about important finance and accounting topics such as the time value of money. After studying and learning the material in this book, you will be well prepared for college finance and accounting classes in regard to basic time value concepts.

In addition, this book contains information about the HP12c that I haven't seen anywhere else, so if you're serious about learning to use the HP12c then this is a great place to start. The book is concise, easy to follow, and takes a humorous approach to teaching that is enjoyable. There are also comic-type illustrations throughout the book to help explain or diagram various concepts, such as the different memories and windows of the calculator. Highly recommended to business/accounting/finance students and anyone who wants to learn more about the time value of money and using the HP12c in particular.


By Joseph J. Maltese
Rating: ★★★★
I highly recommend this book if you are trying to get the ...This book provides a conceptual view to how the HP12C actually works. It is presented using entertaining sketches that aid in understaning and visualizing what is going on inside the machine. I highly recommend this book if you are trying to get the most from your calculator and use it for advanced funtions such as Standard Deviation and Beta calculations as well as some statistical analysis.


By Victor L. Nazaire
Rating: ★★★★
This 1984 text on the use of the legendary HP12C calculator ,reprinted in 1995(my copy) explains clearly in the first 15 pages the STRUCTURE of the HP12C or its architecture.
Unconventional a you will discover that the table of contents is placed at the back.
The illustrations help a lot in visualizing the calculator architecture and inject a tone of relaxation in a subject (finance) rather serious.
The text is printed in a letter size not demanding on your eyes focus .

A question before leaving you : can you tell if there is a difference between the Display and the X register ? Is the X register in the Financial register ? If you are not sure about your answer, get a copy.

I recommend as a first before reading the HP manual or handbook in hard copy or online.

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