Plotting Parametric Equations on the TI-83+ and TI-84+

We at Calcblog hope you had a great winter vacation! So far, we’ve posted tutorials on graphing in rectangular/Cartesian and polar coordinates, but there are other ways to specify functions. One of these is as a function of a parameter, …
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Sums and Sequences on the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus

While they may not have the calculus capabilities of the TI-89, the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus have two great functions for dealing with series and sums, the “seq” and “sum” functions. This tutorial explains how to use these features …
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Evaluating Limits on the TI-89, TI-92 Plus, and Voyage 200

The limit of a function is a fundamental calculus concept which is used in characterizing functions, calculating derivatives, and more. This tutorial discusses the theory of limits and how to evaluate limits, including left and right-handed limits, on your TI-89, …
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Calculating Derivatives on the TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, TI-89, TI-92 Plus, and Voyage 200

Derivatives are perhaps the most elementary topic in calculus and show up in practically every discipline, from the natural and social sciences to economics and finance. This tutorial discusses the mathematical background of derivatives and demonstrates how to evaluate derivatives …
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Riemann Sum Program for the TI-83+ and TI-84+

RIEMANN, a program for the TI-83+ and TI-84+, approximates the area under a curve (integral) by calculating a Riemann sum, a sum of areas of simple geometric figures intersecting the curve. The program solves Riemann sums using one of four …
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Three Applications to Turn Your TI-83+ or TI-84+ into a TI-89

The TI-89 series of calculators is packed with features that, unfortunately, are lacking in the TI-83+ and TI-84+. This tutorial will show you how to install and use three applications to add 3D graphing, symbolic differentiation, simplifying equations, and pretty-print …
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Evaluating Integrals on your TI-89, TI-92+, or Voyage 200

This tutorial demonstrates how to evaluate integrals using the TI-89, TI-92+, or Voyage 200 graphing calculators. Symbolic integration is one of the most powerful features of the TI-89 and makes it an extremely useful calculator for calculus.

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