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The HP 50g Calculator Tutor (Hewlett Packard)

Jason Gibson , , Jason Gibson  |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jason Gibson,
  • Directors: Jason Gibson
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio:
  • DVD Release Date: October 14, 2011
  • Run Time: 420 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005VFFA8Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,945 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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About the Actor

Jason Gibson is the owner and teacher of all video courses at Jason's courses cover all levels of math, science, and engineering including basic math, algebra, geometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, electric circuits, and more. Jason has earned a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Electrical Engineering, and an MS in Physics.

Product Description

Unlock the Power of your HP-50 Calculator!

The HP50g Calculator is the flagship calculator from Hewlett Packard that can handle many advanced math functions that are used in science, engineering, and high school AP classes. Unfortunately, the calculator itself can be difficult to use if the student doesn't take the time to learn the functions.

This DVD set will teach the student how to use the HP50g using step-by-step video examples. This way, the student learns by doing rather than reading a dry manual!

Total DVD Run Time: 7 Hours

Disk 1
Section 1: Overview of the HP50G Calculator
Section 2: Using Algebraic and RPN Modes
Section 3: Using the Menu System
Section 4: The Mode Menu
Section 5: Basic Calculations and Working with Fractions
Section 6: Using the Equation Writer
Section 7: Advanced Uses of the Equation Writer
Section 8: Creating, Using, and Deleting Variables
Section 9: The Inverse Function, Parenthesis, Absolute Value
Section 10: Calculating with Powers and Roots
Section 11: Logarithms and Exponential Functions
Section 12: Scientific Notation and Trigonometric Functions
Section 13: The Math Menu
Section 14: Hyperbolic Functions

Disk 2
Section 15: Units and Unit Conversions
Section 16: The Constants Library
Section 17: The Equation Library
Section 18: Graphing Single Equations
Section 19: Graphing Multiple Equations and Intersection Points
Section 20: Finding Slope, Area, and Derivatives in Graph Mode
Section 21: Working with Complex Numbers
Section 22: The Complex Number Menu
Section 23: Solving Equations Symbolically
Section 24: Solving Systems of Equations Symbolically
Section 25: Finding Roots of Polynomials
Section 26: Solving Equations Numerically
Section 27: Solving Polynomial Roots Numerically
Section 28: Solving Linear Systems Numerically
Section 29: Solving More Complicated Systems Numerically
Section 30: Working with Vectors
Section 31: Working with Matrices

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn your HP-50g the easy way! June 29, 2012
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In short, this is a great product. You should buy it.

The HP 50g Calculator Tutor Volume 1 contains 31 video lessons (on two DVDs) that will teach you how to operate your HP 50g calculator (HP 50g Graphing Calculator). Refer to the Amazon product page (or the MathTutorDVD web page) for a listing of lesson topics. Programming is not covered. Apparently, Volume 2 of this series not yet available.

This course uses the calculator in RPN mode. If you don't know what RPN mode is, then do a little web research. If you want to use Algebraic mode, then don't buy this course, and don't buy the HP 50g (get a Texas Instruments calculator instead). If you are going to be a math, science, or engineering major, then switch to RPN mode today.

You need to know a lot of high-level math to use all of the functions of the HP 50g. However, if are just starting college as a math, physics, chemistry, or engineering major, do not worry! You will learn the math over the next few years. The HP 50g will be the only calculator you will ever need.

If you wish to sample this product before buying, you may watch the first lesson (free) on the MathTutorDVD website. I watched the sample lesson before purchasing this product.

If Hewlett Packard produced this product, I would have given it a four-star rating. However, when I considered that this course is the creation of just one person (who is the writer, star, director, producer, etc., etc.), I had to give it a five-star rating. However, I do have some criticisms about excluded content. Instead of cluttering this review with a critique, I shall attach it as a comment.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DVD Explaining the HP 50g Calculator November 29, 2012
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Wasn't sure I'd like a DVD explaining how to use a calculator. But after reading the reviews I decided to give it a try. I found that it is really helpful. I was already familiar with an HP 48SX plus earlier HP calculators, so I was very familiar with RPN. This DVD has been very helpful in learning the various capabilities of the 50g that are different from previous HP calculators. I had downloaded one of HP's instruction manuals and it was very disappointing. This DVD has been a great help.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life preserver for when you bail in over your head September 27, 2012
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Since I've always liked HP calcs it was a natural to buy this one but at the time I wasn't fully aware of how complex and powerful it was. The documentation, while massive is dry to say the least. I learned what I had to but found myself contemplating all those other functions and wondering how I would ever learn them. Then I found this DVD! It's great. You'll be operating the calc like a pro after these lessons. Even after the first few lessons I was quickly able to orient myself and work things like a pro. The instructor is easy to follow, highlights key points and works more than a few examples and then 'bing' you've got it. You're a fool if you don't learn how to use the Equation Writer and Matrix Writer or the other nifty features on here.
You can use this DVD to quickly maneuver your way around the calc and then use the documentation for lookup. The MathTutor DVD is a must have if you have an HP50G. I would buy any other Math DVDs the site has to offer. This guy knows how to teach.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent; helps fill in the gaps September 13, 2013
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The quick start guide for the HP50G, unlike the one for the 48G, is terrible. This video set really makes the difference, getting one up to speed on its use. That said, it is not all-inclusive, however knowing the author he probably will release a Vol 2 in order to give the user a bit more, perhaps even some RPL programming. I had my 50G for a week and was working through some tutorials on the internet (Thiel College site, highly recommended) so by the time this arrived I was already familiar with many of the functions of the device. The 2nd dvd is where this set really shines. A recommended buy if you want to get yourself up and running fast on this great computing device! HP and Jason have hit a home run here!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for HP 50 owners February 17, 2013
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I also owned a 48sx so there was some native familiarity with the 50g but this DVD set has been indispensable! Jason is a fine instructor and while the material itself may be dry in nature, he presents this course with clarity and logic. You are shown numerous examples while button presses are shown with a cursor on screen along with the instruction/narration. This is an introductory presentation and will get most users up and running. As almost all other users have stated, the documentation for these machines tends to be lacking. I am delighted I purchased this set because it has saved me both time and frustration. The 50g is a very capable calculator to say the least - do yourself a major favor and consider this set. I am delighted with it and has saved me from certain frustration. Jason also teaches various other tutorials and I am presently looking at some of those sets as well. I hope he will also produce a volume 2 of this particular course, there is so much this calculator can do and I suspect that very few will ever truly exploit its full capabilities. To start however, this is a great way to go. I have found the instruction MUCH more accessible than any documentation. The 7 hours spent here will save you many many more elsewhere. If you are new to HP and RPN, this is especially recommended. Thanks Jason Gibson!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fax exceeded my expectations !
Wonderful !
Published 1 day ago by Rudy Müller
5.0 out of 5 stars Much easier to follow than HP's Manuals ! !
Easy to follow instructions, without jumping into Hyper Math when trying to explain things to a first time user. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Le~Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars Super tutorial
More detailed instruction than I could ever have imagined. This guide is far superior to the instructions furnished by HP.
Published 4 months ago by David C. Boggs
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very good Tutoral for the HP-50g, I have picked up a lot...
You can start and stop the CD's when ever you want, go back over a subject. Easy to understand. I would hope Mr. Gibson will put one out for the new Prime Calculator.
Published 4 months ago by Tony Stanphill
4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction
This is geared mainly for the first time user to the 50g. I have been using the 50g for over a year, and this DVD is what got me started. Read more
Published 5 months ago by EETJSki
5.0 out of 5 stars HP 50g Calculator Tutor
This is an excellent resource to help anyone understand the operations of this calculator. Like other reviews, I am waiting for Volume II.
Great job!!
Published 5 months ago by William F. Gary Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent calculatorHP 50g
The videos are very good and illustrative for managing the HP 50g, ideally that would be in addition to the English language, for example Spanish. If there where I could get them.
Published 8 months ago by MIGUEL A ZAMBRANO G
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELENT PRODUCT
Published 14 months ago by Alfred Mejeris
4.0 out of 5 stars great tutorial
great tutorial - well worth the money and the time to watch it. Highly recommended. every HP-50 owner should have this...
Published 17 months ago by Martin Michaels
5.0 out of 5 stars if you have an HP50 g you need this dvd.
Great starter dvd to get you familiar with the many hp keys and hidden functions built-in the calculator. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Maleko
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