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Dear Prof Steve

Can there be further enhancements to the Scientific Calculator device functions in addition to the current functions provided by the Device ?

For examples : Matrix Algebra, Computing real roots of quadratic equation, Simultaneous equations, Vector algebra etc‌hbase/tables/funcon.html

Do all modern calculators also have physical and chemical constants
useful in physics, chemistry formulas ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

All that's already in scientific calculators, and computers running Mathematica can do far, far more than that.  Fancy integration and all of that are far easier to do on computers, which are approaching scientific calculators these days (tablet PCs).  There's really no boundary nowadays between computers and calculators anymore, so this question is kinda moot.


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I can answer most basic physics questions, physics questions about science fiction and everyday observations of physics, etc. I'm also usually good for science fair advice (I'm the regional science fair director). I do not answer homework problems. I will occasionally point out where a homework solution went wrong, though. I'm usually good at explaining odd observations that seem counterintuitive, energy science, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, and alternative theories of physics are my specialties.


I was a physics professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, research in nuclear technology and nuclear astrophysics. My travelling science show saw over 20,000 students of all ages. I taught physics, nuclear chemistry, radiation safety, vacuum technology, and answer tons of questions as I tour schools encouraging students to consider careers in science. I moved on to a non-academic job with more research just recently.

Ph. D. from Duke University in physics, research in nuclear astrophysics reactions, gamma-ray astronomy technology, and advanced nuclear reactors.

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