# HP 49g+ User Manual Page 386

Graphing calculator.

. Type LN(X). Press ` to
equation writer with the expression Y1(X)=
calculator display.
The next step is to press, simultaneously if in RPN mode, the left-shift key „
and the ò(B) key to produce the PLOT WINDOW - FUNCTION window.
Most likely, the display will show the horizontal (H-View) and vertical (
)
V-View
ranges as:
H-View: -6.5
6.5, V-View: -3.1
3.2
These are the default values for the x- and y-range, respectively, of the current
graphics display window. Next, change the H-View values to read:
H-View: -1
by using 1\@@@OK@@ 10@@@OK@@@. Next, press the soft key labeled
10
@AUTO to let the calculator determine the corresponding vertical range. After a
couple of seconds this range will be shown in the PLOT WINDOW-
FUNCTION window. At this point we are ready to produce the graph of
ln(X). Press @ERASE @DRAW to plot the natural logarithm function.
To add labels to the graph press @EDIT L@) L ABEL. Press @MENU to remove the
menu labels, and get a full view of the graph. Press L to recover the
current graphic menu. Press L@) P ICT to recover the original graphical menu.
To determine the coordinates of points on the curve press @TRACE (the cursor
moves on top of the curve at a point located near the center of the horizontal
range).
Next, press
(X,Y)
to see the coordinates of the current cursor
location. These coordinates will be shown at the bottom of the screen.
Use
the right- and left-arrow keys to move the cursor along the curve. As you
move the cursor along the curve the coordinates of the curve are displayed at
the bottom of the screen. Check that when Y:1.00E0, X:2.72E0. This is the
point (e,1), since ln(e) = 1. Press L to recover the graphics menu.
Next, we will find the intersection of the curve with the x-axis by pressing
@) F CN @ROOT. The calculator returns the value
, confirming that ln(1) = 0.
Root: 1
Press LL@) P ICT @CANCL to return to the PLOT WINDOW – FUNCTION.
Press ` to return to normal calculator display. You will notice that the root
found in the graphics environment was copied to the calculator stack.
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