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# TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-764-55920-4 January 2004 288 Pages

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## Description

Would you order a multi-course gourmet buffet and just eat salad? If you have a TI-83 Plus graphing calculator, you have a veritable feast of features and functions at your fingertips, but chances are you don’t take full advantage of them. This friendly guide will help you explore your TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator and use it for all it’s worth, and that’s a lot. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions plus screen shots, TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies shows you how to:
• Perform basic arithmetic operations
• Use all the functions in the Math menu, including the four submenus: MATH, NUM, CPS, and PRB
• Use the fantastic Finance application to decide whether to lease or get a loan and buy, calculate the best interest, and more
• Graph and analyze functions by tracing the graph or by creating a table of functional values, including graphing piecewise-defined and trigonometric functions
• Explore and evaluate functions, including how to find the value, the zeros, the point of intersection of two functions, and more
• Draw on a graph, including line segments, circles, and functions, write text on a graph, and do freehand drawing
• Work with sequences, parametric equations, and polar equations
• Use the Math Probability menu to evaluate permutations and combinations
• Enter statistical data and graph it as a scatter plot, histogram, or box plot, calculate the median and quartiles, and more
• Deal with matrices, including finding the inverse, transpose, and determinant and using matrices to solve a system of linear equations

Get this book and discover how your TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator can solve all kinds of problems for you.

Introduction.

Part I: Making Friends with the Calculator.

Chapter 1: Coping with the Basics.

Chapter 2: Doing Basic Arithmetic.

Part II: Advanced Functions, Complex Numbers, and Solving Equations.

Chapter 3: The Math and Angle Menus.

Chapter 4: Dealing with Complex Numbers.

Chapter 5: Solving Equations.

Part III: Dealing with Finances.

Chapter 6: Finding the Best Deal.

Chapter 7: Loans and Mortgages.

Chapter 8: Savings and Investments.

Part IV: Graphing and Analyzing Functions.

Chapter 9: Graphing Functions.

Chapter 10: Exploring Functions.

Chapter 11: Evaluating Functions.

Chapter 12: Drawing on a Graph.

Part V: Sequences, Parametric Equations, and Polar Equations.

Chapter 13: Graphing Sequences.

Chapter 14: Exploring Sequences.

Chapter 15: Parametric Equations.

Chapter 16: Polar Equations.

Part VI: Probability and Statistics.

Chapter 17: Probability.

Chapter 18: Dealing with Statistical Data.

Chapter 19: Analyzing Statistical Data.

Part VII: Dealing with Matrices.

Chapter 20: Creating and Editing Matrices.

Chapter 21: Using Matrices.

Part VIII: Communicating with PCs and Other Calculators.

Chapter 22: Communicating with a PC with TI ConnectTM .

Chapter 23: Communicating Between Calculators.

Part IX: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Great Applications.

Chapter 25: Eight Common Errors.

Chapter 26: Eleven Common Error Messages.

Index.