Assignment 4.1

posted Jul 27, 2010, 6:09 PM by Unknown user
This assignment was fairly simple. It only required minor adjustments form the code given in the tutorial. I used many of the same commands that  made the final result in the serial monitor visually appealing. This is my modified code:

#include "math.h"    //includes the math library

/* sets up the variables for the problem. "a" and "b" are the legs.
"c" is the hypoteneuse. we will be solving for "a".

int a;  
int b = 4;
int c = 5;

void setup()  //run once, when the sketch starts
  Serial.begin(9600); //sets up the Serial Library at 9600 bps
  /* All of the "Serial.print" or "Serial.println" commands have tell
  the Arduino to write the phrase in phrase in quotes following the
  command in the serial monitor */
  Serial.println("Let's calculate a leg!");   
  Serial.print ("b = ");
  Serial.print("c = ");
  a = sqrt(c*c - b*b); //tells the Arduino to solve for the missing leg
  Serial.print("a = ");
  void loop() // does nothing, but still neccessary