Synopses & Reviews
Summary
Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus is an example-filled, hands-on tutorial that introduces students, teachers, and professional users to programming with the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing calculators. This fun and easy-to-read book immediately immerses you in your first programs and guides you concept-by-concept, example-by-example. You'll learn to think like a programmer as you use the TI-BASIC language to design and write your own utilities, games, and math programs. About the Technology
The TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus are more than just powerful graphing calculatorst—they are the perfect place to start learning to program. The TI-BASIC language is built in, so you have everything you need to create your own math and science programs, utilities—even games. About the Book
Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus teaches universal programming concepts and makes it easy for students, teachers, and professionals to write programs for the world's most popular graphing calculators. This friendly tutorial guides you concept-by-concept, immediately immersing you in your first programs. It introduces TI-BASIC and z80 assembly, teaches you tricks to slim down and speed up your programs, and gives you a solid conceptual base to explore other programming languages.
This book is written for beginners—no programming background is assumed.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside
- Works with all models of the TI-83, TI-83+, and TI-84+
- Learn to think like a programmer
- Learn concepts you can apply to any language
- Advanced concepts such as hybrid BASIC and ASM
Table of Contents
PART 1 GETTING STARTED WITH PROGRAMMING
- Diving into calculator programming
- Communication: basic input and output
- Conditionals and Boolean logic
- Control structures
- Theory interlude: problem solving and debugging
PART 2 BECOMING A TI-BASIC MASTER
- Advanced input and events
- Pixels and the graphscreen
- Graphs, shapes, and points
- Manipulating numbers and data types
PART 3 ADVANCED CONCEPTS; WHAT'S NEXT
- Optimizing TI-BASIC programs
- Using hybrid TI-BASIC libraries
- Introducing z80 assembly
- Now what? Expanding your programming horizons
Synopsis
The TI 83+ and TI 84+ are more than just powerful graphing calculators: they're great platforms for learning to program by creating math and science programs, practical utilities, and even games. The TI-BASIC language is built in ? even those who know absolutely nothing about computer programming have everything they need to get started.
Programming the TI 83+/84+ introduces students, teachers, and professionals to programming with the TI-83+ and TI-84+ graphing calculators. This fun, easy-to-read book immediately dives into programming and teaches readers to think like a programmer as they use the TI-BASIC language to design and write their own utilities, games, and math programs. They'll also discover tricks to customize, slim down, and speed up their programs as they unlock the full potential of their calculators.
Purchase includes free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBooks downloadable at manning.com.
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 the author of Manning's Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus.