On the Subject of Greek Calculus
The bomb makers are clever. Either the bomb explodes, or they get the answers to their calculus problems. Make your choice. Also, they like Greek letters. Good luck!
- This module contains two screens, labeled x and y, showing data points on a function. It also contains two parameters written to the right of the screens, one blue, one yellow, and a colored LED above the screens.
- The full list of data points can be cycled through using the left and right buttons near the x screen. The data points are sorted in increasing x order, and wrap around.
- Some of the y values and both parameters are encoded using lowercase Greek letters. Their values can be found using Table 1 below.
- There will always be data points with x values equal to each parameter.
- According to the color of the LED, perform the correct calculation using Table 2 below.
- After the answer has been determined, use the number buttons below the screen to input the result. If the result is negative, input the absolute value of the result and then hit the "NEG" button. Push the "CHK" button to check.
- If either the incorrect answer is submitted or more than 9 digits were punched into the module, a strike is given and the input is reset to positive 0.
- A note on rounding: If the number to be rounded lies exactly halfway between two integers, always round to the greater integer. (e.g. 3.5 rounds to 4, -9.5 rounds to -9)