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TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies

TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies

C. C. Edwards

ISBN: 978-0-764-57140-4

Jun 2004

288 pages

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If you have a TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator, you have a powerful, sophisticated tool for advanced math. In fact, it’s so sophisticated that you may not know how to take advantage of many of its features and functions. That’s a good problem to have, and TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies is the right solution! It takes the TI-84 Plus to the next power, showing you how to:
  • Display numbers in normal, scientific, or engineering notations
  • Perform basic calculations, deal with angles, and solve equations
  • Create and investigate geometric figures
  • Graph functions, inequalities, or transformations of functions
  • Create stat plots and analyze statistical data
  • Create probability experiments like tossing coins, rolling dice, and so on
  • Save calculator files on your computer
  • Add applications to your calculator so that it can do even more

TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies was written by C.C. Edwards, author of TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies, who has a Ph.D. in mathematics and teaches on the undergraduate and graduate levels. The book doesn’t delve into high math, but it does use appropriate math examples to help you delve into:

  • Using the Equation Solver
  • Using GeoMaster and its menu bar to construct lines, segments, rays, vectors, circles, polygons, perpendicular and parallel lines, and more
  • Creating a slide show of transformations of a graph
  • Using the Inequality Graphing application to enter and graph inequalities and solve linear programming problems

There’s even a handy tear-out cheat sheet to remind you of important keystrokes and special menus, And since you’ll quickly get comfortable with the built-in applications, there’s a list of ten more you can download and install on your calculator so it can do even more! TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies is full of ways to increase the value of your TI–84 Plus exponentially.


Part I: Making Friends with the Calculator.

Chapter 1: Coping with the Basics.

Chapter 2: Doing Basic Arithmetic.

Chapter 3: The Math and Angle Menus.

Chapter 4: Solving Equations.

Part II: Doing Geometry.

Chapter 5: Using GeoMaster.

Chapter 6: Constructing Geometric Figures.

Chapter 7: Finding Measurements.

Chapter 8: Performing Transformations.

Part III: Graphing and Analyzing Functions.

Chapter 9: Graphing Functions.

Chapter 10: Exploring Functions.

Chapter 11: Evaluating Functions.

Chapter 12: Graphing Transformations.

Chapter 13: Graphing Inequalities.

Part IV: Probability and Statistics.

Chapter 14: Probability.

Chapter 15: Simulating Probabilities.

Chapter 16: Dealing with Statistical Data.

Chapter 17: Analyzing Statistical Data.

Part V: Communicating with PCs and Other Calculators.

Chapter 18: Communicating with a PC Using TI Connect™.

Chapter 19: Communicating Between Calculators.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Eight Topics That Didn’t Make the Book.

Chapter 21: Ten Great Applications.

Chapter 22: Eight Common Errors.

Chapter 23: Eleven Common Error Messages.

Appendix A: Creating and Editing Matrices.

Appendix B: Using Matrices.


Bonus Chapter 1 - Using Capri Jr.
Bonus Chapter 2 - Constructing Geometric Figures
Bonus Chapter 3 - Finding Measurements
Bonus Chapter 4 - Performing Transformations
Bonus Chapter 5 - Creating Calculator Programs
Bonus Chapter 6 - Controlling Program Flow
Bonus Chapter 7- Controlling Program Input and Output