Saturday, January 19, 2015
What I am going to give you down below is a URL web link that will benefit you over and over again as you teach, use or learn technical subjects. STEM or STEAM as it has evolved into now with the insertion of A for ART, is a keyword or acronym that I have embraced in my retirement career. I use what is on this web link to help me write meaningful articles that provide meaningful, useful knowledge to people that use a measurement system other than the American Imperial System. My readers need to understand what I am writing about whether I am referring to a temperature, distance, volume, area, or even a radiation level, or light flux density measurement. So I normally include measurements in both of these most frequently used systems and many more national standards of individual nations when needed. Interested?
The ESB Consultancy is a Western Australian Company that creates these Calculators. They have other calculators too, which include financial, date and of course the normal program calculators.
They can be loaded onto your C Drive with an easy access shortcut icon or on your USB carry around devices, but check out which ones they are. These are all "Top Shelf" Calculators that are just as important to teaching, students and career professionals, as my tools were when I worked on large construction jobs. I can make sense out of measurements that come from different countries or system standards that I am not familiar with. Take a trip on over to:
http://www.esbconsult.com/esbcalc/index.htm (Copy and Paste might be needed)
Simply put you can find calculators here on this web site that can translate that data into something you can understand and relate to much better. The very reason I am directing you to this web site is that I know it is beneficial to everyone that uses technology. I tell all my students about it. Why? Because you can pick up a math calculator and a conversion calculator on this web site absolutely, FREE. Now that is hard to beat. No it is not one from the Professional Suite of Calculators that have so many more different conversions or ways to do calculations but no one can argue with this price. Speaking of prices, even the Professional Suite of all the Calculator Programs you can get, is less than the price of many of those college books I see on campus. At least the big ones that I see around. As if that were not hard enough to beat, you get all of the updates on all the programs in the Pro Suite of programs, for life along with any new ones that come out. How about that.
Let's take a look at some screen shots. First, here are the Two FREE Calculators you can pick up.
Yes, those are the FREE ones up above here. It is up to you if you want the full suite of Professional Calculators but you can even try them out as a trial first. Up to 20 calculations and if you want it after that you can buy it. You also get it updated for life. You only buy and register it once and then you get notified whenever an update is ready with a different version number. If I counted properly there were now five Professional Calculators in the Pro Suite Group.
There are more screen shots on the web page but these are the ones I captured to show you. Date Calculator down below. Are you busy with meetings or collaborations at anytime?
I know this can do a lot more than I know how to use it for. But if you are into programming this is a very nice tool to have on your computer or with you when you are away from it.
There are an awful lot of different measurement types to chose from on the left. Look at the top right because if it isn't there, it probably doesn't exist yet.
Another Calculator in the Professional Suite of Programs.
I hope I got them all but take a trip on over there and you will see what I am talking about and go take a look at the prices. That is pretty low for great tools that will be with you throughout your technology teaching, studying or professional career.
Richard Williams aka Corporal Willy.