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TI-89 Graphing Calculator for Dummiesby C. C. Edwards
Synopses & Reviews
You'll be inspired by this low-stress guide to a high-tech math learning tool!
Your TI-Nspire is unlike any mathematical tool you've ever seen, so you'll really appreciate this plain-English guide to what it can do and how to do it. From loading the batteries and creating a document to performing geometric calculations and constructing statistical graphs, you'll see how to use the TI-Nspire alone and with your PC.
Open the book and find:
That TI-Nspire handheld is unlike any math tool you’ve ever seen! Much more than a calculator, it’s a learning aid for mathematics from pre-algebra to calculus. TI-Nspire For Dummieswalks you through every amazing feature, showing you how to use this remarkable learning technology.
In plain English, you’ll learn everything from how to load the batteries and create a document to how to perform geometric calculations and construct statistical graphs. You’ll be able to:
Written by a math teacher, TI-Nspire For Dummieshelps students and educators alike take full advantage of this outstanding tool for teaching and learning math.
Get up to speed easily with your TI-89 Titanium
Use advanced science and math applications, PDA functions, and more
Your TI-89 Titanium graphing calculator is an amazing tool, and this plain-English guide gets you up and running on all the things it can do, quickly and easily. Find out how to use the preloaded applications, let your calculator double as a PDA, do algebra, trigonometry, and calculus, graph and analyze functions, and much more!
Discover how to:
About the Author
C. C. Edwards has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and is currently teaching mathematics on the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has been using technology in the classroom since before Texas Instruments came out with its first graphing calculator, and she frequently gives workshops at national and international conferences on using technology in the classroom. She is the author of TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator for Dummies and TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator for Dummies and she has written 40 activities for the Texas Instruments Explorations Web site. She was an editor of Eightysomething!, a newsletter that used to be published by Texas Instruments. She still hasn’t forgiven TI for canceling that newsletter.
Just barely five feet tall, CC, as her friends call her, has three goals in life: to be six inches taller, to have naturally curly hair, and to be independently wealthy. As yet, she is nowhere close to meeting any of these goals. When she retires, she plans to become an old-lady carpenter.
Table of Contents
Part I: Making Friends with the Calculator.
Chapter 1: Coping with the Basics.
Chapter 2: Doing Basic Arithmetic.
Part II: Doing Algebra and Trigonometry.
Chapter 3: Solving Equations, Factoring, and Other Great Stuff.
Chapter 4: Dealing with Complex Numbers.
Part III: Graphing and Analyzing Functions.
Chapter 5: Graphing Functions of One Variable.
Chapter 6: Exploring Functions.
Chapter 7: Analyzing Functions.
Part IV: Working with Sequences, Parametric Equations, and Polar Equations.
Chapter 8: Graphing Sequences.
Chapter 9: Exploring Sequences.
Chapter 10: Parametric Equations.
Chapter 11: Polar Equations.
Part V: Doing Calculus.
Chapter 12: Dealing with Differential and Integral Calculus.
Chapter 13: Dealing with Vector Calculus.
Chapter 14: Graphing Surfaces and Contour Maps.
Chapter 15: Dealing with Differential Equations.
Part VI: Dealing with Matrices.
Chapter 16: Creating and Editing Matrices.
Chapter 17: Using Matrices.
Part VII: Dealing with Probability and Statistics.
Chapter 18: Probability.
Chapter 19: Dealing with Statistical Data.
Chapter 20: Analyzing Statistical Data.
Part VIII: Communicating with PCs and Other Calculators.
Chapter 21: Communicating with a PC Using TI Connect.
Chapter 22: Communicating between Calculators.
Part IX: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Great Applications.
Chapter 24: Ten Common Errors and Messages.
Appendix: Creating Custom Menus.
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