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The Lure of the Mine


My LSIT Study List

I’m a student a Sacramento City College working towards the Surveying Certificate of Achievement. I took the FS(Fundamentals of Surveying) test in April 2008 and passed. Here’s my study list for what it’s worth.

Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics 11th edition (Now 12th)
Paul R. Wolf and Charles D. Ghilani

The textbook for the first two survey classes at Sacramento City College. I saw the 11th ed online, published in 2005, for as little as $6. I paid over $100 at the college store. The 12th edition lists for $149.
I read it from cover to cover and did most of the problems either for assigned homework or otherwise.

HP35s Bearing in DMS and Quadrant to Azimuth in DMS

This HP35s program takes bearing in DMS in the Y Register and Quadrant in the X register and returns Azimuth in DMS

B001 LBL B
B002 STO Q
B003 x<>y
B004 HMS→
B005 STO B
B006 1
B007 RCL Q
B008 x=y?
B009 GTO B022
B010 2
B011 RCL Q
B012 x=y?
B013 GTO B025
B014 3
B015 RCL Q
B016 x=y?
B017 GTO B029
B018 360
B019 RCL B
B020 – B021 STO B
B022 RCL B
B023 →HMS
B024 RTN
B025 180
B026 RCL B
B027 – B028 GTO B021
B029 180
B030 RCL B
B031 +
B032 GTO B021


HP 35s Distance and Azimuth in DMS to Complex Format

I like the HP 35s’s complex number format for COGO problems, but one cannot enter distances and directions in DMS, so this 35s program accepts distance in the Y register and Azimuth in HHH.MMSS in the X register and converts to the 35s complex number format.

e.g.for distance = 100 azimuth = 142°15’46”

|{background-color:grey;}. 100 ENTER | 100.00000 | |{background-color:grey;}.

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