What Does EE Stand For?
Date: 01/14/2003 at 17:37:04 From: Jarrod Subject: What EE stands for What does the EE stand for on a scientific calculator? I need to know what each E in EE stands for.
Date: 01/14/2003 at 22:55:00 From: Doctor Peterson Subject: Re: what EE stands for Hi, Jarrod. You can read more about it in your manual, but generally the EE key is used to enter scientific notation. See this answer in our archives: EE Key on a Calculator http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/54346.html If you go there and read it, you will see what one of our Math Doctors understands to be the meaning of the E's, namely "Engineering Exponent." I don't know for sure that he is right, and in fact I don't find his phrase used anywhere else on the Web, but it makes some sense. I searched a little more using Google (just looking for the phrase "EE key") and found this alternative explanation: USING YOUR CALCULATOR http://lyra.colorado.edu/sbo/manuals/astr1010/08-calculator.pdf Your calculator should have a key for entering scientific notation. It probably is labeled either EXP or EE (for "exponent" or "enter exponent") . So now we have two possible answers. I'm leaning toward the latter, because it sounds familiar; but if you want to be sure, why not e-mail someone at Texas Instruments or Hewlett-Packard, which made the first scientific calculators, and ask what it means to them? (Then let me know what you find!) Or you can trust what people say TI says. Here is a page that answers our question, which I found by adding to my search the phrase "enter exponent": Re: EE key on calculator, Don Girod (sci.math) http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=53526 Volfy (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: : Hi, : I was wondering why the scientific notation key was labeled : EE on my calculator. : Thanks for any info. : -LH Well, back in 1973, when I read my manual for my Texas Instruments SR-50, they told me it stood for "Enter Exponent". Since they probably invented the key about then, this has to be correct, right? - Doctor Peterson, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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