A scientific calculator is a type of electronic calculator, usually but not always handheld, designed to calculate problems in science, engineering, and mathematics. They have almost completely replaced slide rules in almost all traditional applications, and are widely used in both education and professional settings.
In certain contexts such as higher education, scientific calculators have been superseded by graphing calculators, which offer a superset of scientific calculator functionality along with the ability to graph input data and write and store programs for the device. There is also some overlap with the financial calculator market.
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... The first scientific calculator that included all of the basic features above was the programmable Hewlett-Packard HP-9100A, released in 1968, though the Wang LOCI-2 and the Mathatronics ... computation in a personal computing device, as well as the first calculator based on reverse Polish notation entry ... HP became closely identified with RPN calculators from then on, and even today some of their high-end calculators (particularly the long-lived HP-12C financial calculator and the HP-48 series of graphing calculators ...
... A non-programmable scientific calculator ... Programmable calculators are not allowed to be used during the exams ...
... Below are some of HP’s calculator models produced over the years, in numeric rather than chronological order HP 9g — Graphing calculator designed by Kinpo ... HP 9S — Scientific calculator designed by Kinpo Electronics, Inc ... with the same form factor as the 9G and the 30S HP-10 — 1977 basic 4 function calculator with printer and conventional arithmetic entry (no RPN) ...
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