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Description : Summary This easy-to-follow book includes terrific tutorials and plenty of exercises and examples that let you learn by doing. It starts by giving you a hands-on orientation to the TI-84 Plus calculator. Then, you'll start exploring key features while you tackle problems just like the ones you'll see in your math and science classes. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About this Book With so many features and functions, the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator can be a little intimidating. But fear not if you have this book in your hand! In it you'll find terrific tutorials ranging from mastering basic skills to advanced graphing and calculation techniques, along with countless examples and exercises that let you learn by doing. Using the TI-84 Plus, Second Edition starts by making you comfortable with the screens, buttons, and special vocabulary you'll use every time you fire up the TI-84 Plus. Then, you'll master key features and techniques while you tackle problems just like the ones you'll see in your math and science classes. You'll even get tips for using the TI-84 Plus on the SAT and ACT math sections! No advanced knowledge of math or science is required. What's Inside Learn hands-on with real examples and exercises Find specific answers fast Compliant with all models of the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus Full coverage of the color-screen TI-84 Plus CE and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Christopher Mitchell, PhD. is a research scientist studying distributed systems, the founder of the programming and calculator support site cemetech.net, and the author of Manning's Programming the TI-83 Plus/ TI-84 Plus. Table of Contents PART 1 BASICS AND ALGEBRA ON THE TI-84 PLUS What can your calculator do? Get started with your calculator Basic graphing Variables, matrices, and lists PART 2 PRECALCULUS AND CALCULUS Expanding your graphing skills Precalculus and your calculator Calculus on the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus PART 3 STATISTICS, PROBABILITY, AND FINANCE Calculating and plotting statistics Working with probability and distributions Financial tools PART 4 GOING FURTHER WITH THE TI-83 PLUS/TI-84 PLUS Turbocharging math with programming The TI-84 Plus CE and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Now what?
Description : Summary Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus is a hands-on guide to these powerful graphing calculators. This easy-to-follow book includes terrific tutorials and plenty of exercises and examples that let you learn by doing. It starts by giving you a hands-on orientation to the calculators so you'll be comfortable with the screens, buttons, and the special vocabulary they use. Then, you'll start exploring key features while you tackle problems just like the ones you'll see in your math and sciences classes. About this Book With so many features and functions, the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus graphing calculators can be a little intimidating. This book turns the tables and puts you in control! In it, you'll find terrific tutorials that guide you through the most important techniques, dozens of examples and exercises that let you learn by doing, and well-designed reference materials so you can find the answers to your questions fast. Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus starts by making you comfortable with these powerful calculator' screens, buttons, and special vocabulary. Then, you'll explore key features while you tackle problems just like the ones you'll see in your math and sciences classes. Written for anyone who wants to use the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus. No advanced knowledge of math and science is required. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. What's Inside Get up and running with your calculator fast! Lots of examples Special tips for SAT and ACT math Covers the color-screen TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition About the Author Christopher Mitchell is a teacher, PhD candidate, and recognized leader in the calculator enthusiast community. You'll find Christopher (aka Kerm Martian) and his cadre of calculator experts answering questions and sharing advice on his website, cemetech.net. He is also the author of Manning's Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus. Table of Contents PART 1 BASICS AND ALGEBRA ON THE TI-83 PLUS/TI-84 PLUS What can your calculator do? Get started with your calculator Basic graphing Variables, matrices, and lists PART 2 PRECALCULUS AND CALCULUS Expanding your graphing skills Precalculus and your calculator Calculus on the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus PART 3 STATISTICS, PROBABILITY, AND FINANCE Calculating and plotting statistics Working with probability and distributions Financial tools PART 4 GOING FURTHER WITH THE TI-83 PLUS/TI-84 PLUS Turbocharging math with programming The TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Now what?