View Full Version : Free shop program for trig, anyone know of one?

mochinist

08-29-2006, 09:08 PM

A friend on another non machining related site asked me if I knew of any, I don't. I usually do it the old fashioned way or if I am lazy I use ACad. Anyways if you know of one thanks, if not thanks anyways. If you need more info I could ask him, but that is basically what he asked me(the title of the thread).

mrainey

08-30-2006, 11:26 AM

There are all kinds of free DOS programs to do shop calculations here:

http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz/

mklotz

08-30-2006, 12:06 PM

Look for the TRIANGLE program. Assuming you know the required three pieces of

information about the triangle, it will solve *any* triangle. It is not

limited to right triangles.

mochinist

08-30-2006, 12:19 PM

Thanks guys

I use Kwiktrig.

Very small program, pops up in a small window, solves most trig problems real quickly.

RPease

08-30-2006, 02:43 PM

Just tell him to use the "old" indian chief...........SOHCAHTOA (so....cah......toe ah)

The 'S'ine of the angle is the 'O'pposite side length divided by the 'H'ypotenuse length.

The 'C'osine of the angle is the 'A'djacent side length divided by the 'H'ypotenuse length.

The 'T'angent of the angle is the 'O'pposite side length divided by the 'A'djacent side length.

Of course that only works with "right" triangles, but is easy to remember..........

miker

08-30-2006, 06:48 PM

Rex, thanks for the "Kwiktrig" suggestion. I just downloaded it.

Rgds