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Texas Instruments TI Business Analyst
|Date of introduction:||June 13, 1976||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||$49.95||Display size:||8 (5 + 2)|
|Size:|| 5.8" x 3.1" x
148 x 78 x 36 mm3
|Weight:||4.0 ounces, 114 grams||Serial No:||3680059|
|Batteries:||BP5, BP8||Date of manufacture:||wk 26 year 1978|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9131, AC9132||Origin of manufacture:||USA (ATA)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download leaflet:||(US: 1.9 MByte)||Download manual:||(US: 5.6 MByte)|
The Business Analyst was introduced mid of 1976 together with the entry calculator TI-30 and the SR-40. The technology behind the Business Analyst was identical to the SR-40 and is described there.
The Business Analyst was the first in a successful line
targeting financial calculations. It continued with the face-lifted Business
Analyst I, the LCD model Business Analyst II and you'll find in each
scientific/programmable epoch a financial variant.
The calculator was able to perform 5 different calculation modes:
|• Standard math
• Compound interest
• Profit margin
• Linear regression
If you think about the allegory of the SR-40 and TI-30 you'll find it with the Business Analyst and the Money Manager.
Simply by comparing the designation of the integrated circuits of the entry line "Majestic" calculators, you'll get the all members of this family:
Digging deeper into the TMC098x calculator chips you'll locate an OEM-chip used on a TI-30 "clone" manufactured in Hong Kong:
• TMC0985 Amelia Scientific 2001
The usage of these modern calculators was easy, Texas Instruments invented with the SR-52 the AOS entry that allowed up to three pending operations within the parantheses.
In Europe this calculator was sold as TI-41.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.