The updated guide to the newest graphing calculator from Texas Instruments The TI-Nspire graphing calculator is popular among high school and college students as a valuable tool for calculus, AP calculus, and college-level algebra courses. Its use is allowed on the major college entrance exams. This book is a nuts-and-bolts guide to working with the TI-Nspire, providing everything you need to get up and running and helping you get the most out of this high-powered math tool. Texas Instruments’ TI-Nspire graphing calculator is perfect for high school and college students in advanced algebra and calculus classes as well as students taking the SAT, PSAT, and ACT exams This fully updated guide covers all enhancements to the TI-Nspire, including the touchpad and the updated software that can be purchased along with the device Shows how to get maximum value from this versatile math tool With updated screenshots and examples, TI-Nspire For Dummies provides practical, hands-on instruction to help students make the most of this revolutionary graphing calculator.
"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. Start here -- set up your TI-Nspire handheld, get familiar with the keypad, use the function keys, and configure system settings ; You need representation -- grasp mathematical concepts more easily through multiple representations and linking representations ; Document problems -- create documents, add problems, configure page layout, and save your work for assignments or class notes ; Be calculating -- work with the calculator menu, tools, forms, and variables ; Graphic or plane -- use the graphing functions in the analytic view and work with geometric objects in the plane geometry view ; List the spread -- create and manage lists and spreadsheets and use this application with others for statistical calculations ; Link up -- connect the TI-Nspire handheld to your computer"--P.  of cover.
Get up-to-speed on the functionality of your TI-84 Plus calculator Completely revised to cover the latest updates to the TI-84 Plus calculators, this bestselling guide will help you become the most savvy TI-84 Plus user in the classroom! Exploring the standard device, the updated device with USB plug and upgraded memory (the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition), and the upcoming color screen device, this book provides you with clear, understandable coverage of the TI-84's updated operating system. Details the new apps that are available for download to the calculator via the USB cable Walks you through menus and basic arithmetic Addresses graphing and analyzing functions as well as probability and statistics functions Explains how to use the calculator for geometry Reviews communicating with PCs and other calculators TI-84 Plus Graphic Calculator For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the perfect solution for getting comfortable with the new line of TI-84 calculators!
Ti-nspire Tutorials: How to Dominate Math With the Ti-nspire Graphing Calculator
Author: Lucas G. Allen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Following up his popular "Introduction to the TI-Nspire," teacher and author Lucas Allen continues his TI-Nspire (TM) Tutorials series with a look at the TI-Nspire CAS. The CAS, or computer algebra system, version of the TI-Nspire is popular at the high school and college level alike for its ability to manipulate not just numbers, but variables. For all the amazing growth that the TI-Nspire platform has shown over the last few years, there still remains a lack of quality resources available for the CAS version of the TI-Nspire. This book is designed to address the needs of students and teachers in search of help with their TI-Nspire CAS.In this second volume of the series, careful attention is given to the CAS specific features of the TI-Nspire CAS. Basic features such as expanding, factoring, and solving simple equations are covered as well as more advanced techniques such as solving complex equations, derivatives, integrals, and differential equations. Any student or teacher working with mathematics from algebra through calculus can benefit from the techniques taught in this book.Everything in the book is up to date with the latest version of the TI-Nspire CAS operating system, version 3.2. If you don't have the latest version of the OS on your TI-Nspire CAS, the book has all of the information you'll need on how to update your calculator for free. Although the button sequences in the tutorials are designed with the TI-Nspire CX CAS and TI-Nspire CAS Touchpad in mind, even the original TI-Nspire Clickpad is capable of everything covered in the book by making slight modifications to the button sequences.Lucas Allen has become an authority on the use of the TI-Nspire CAS since its release, as he was an early adopter of the device for use with the math team he coaches in a public school in downstate Illinois. This past spring, his team captured the 2012 Illinois math team state championship, beating out many of Chicago's elite private schools. In this book, you will learn many of the exact same strategies his team uses on the TI-Nspire CAS.For over 10 years, Allen has taught mathematics at the high school level with students of every imaginable achievement level. He has worked with the TI-Nspire for almost half of that time. He blogs about graphing calculators and other math education technologies at Tech Powered Math.
This book is designed to help teachers implement the power of TI-nspire (Touchpad version) in the teaching of Algebra I. Keying sequences are provided with step-by-step instruction. Worked examples and comprehensive exercise sets with complete solutions are provided. Screen displays enable students to connect their work on the handheld to examples in the text. This book exposes students to multiple representations of concepts using numerous experiences with graphs, spreadsheets and calculator commands to solve real-world problems. Together with its sequel, Algebra I with TI-nspire: Semester 2 these books provide a full program in Algebra I as defined by the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Do you own a TI-89, TI-89 Titanium, TI-92 Plus, or a Voyage 200 graphing calculator? If you do, or if you need to get one for school or your job, then you need to know how it works and how to make the most of its functions. TI-89 For Dummies is the plain-English nuts-and-bolts guide that gets you up and running on all the things your TI-89 can do, quickly and easily. This hands-on reference guides you step by step through various tasks and even shows you how to add applications to your calculator. Soon you’ll have the tools you need to: Solve equations and systems of equations Factor polynomials Evaluate derivatives and integrals Graph functions, parametric equations, polar equations, and sequences Create Stat Plots and analyze statistical data Multiply matrices Solve differential equations and systems of differential equations Transfer files between two or more calculators Save calculator files on your computer Packed with exciting and valuable applications that you can download from the Internet and install through your computer, as well as common errors and messages with explanations and solutions, TI-89 For Dummies is the one-stop reference for all your graphing calculator questions!
Maximize student use of the TI-Nspire while processing and learning algebraic concepts with lessons that delve into the five environments of the TI-Nspire including: calculator, graphs and geometry, lists and spreadsheets, notes, and data analysis. Also included are practice pages to prepare students for testing situations that allow the use graphing calculators or handhelds as well as student guides on the Teacher Resource CD file to support English language learners.
Whether you are returning to school, studying for an adult numeracy test, helping your kids with homework, or seeking the confidence that a firm maths foundation provides in everyday encounters, Basic Maths For Dummies, UK Edition, provides the content you need to improve your basic maths skills. Based upon the Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum, this title covers such topics as: Getting started with the building blocks of maths and setting yourself up for success Dealing with decimals, percentages and tackling fractions without fear Sizing Up weights, measures, and shapes How to handle statistics and gauge probability Filled with real-world examples and written by a PhD-level mathematician who specialises in tutoring adults and students, Basic Maths For Dummies also provides practical advice on overcoming maths anxiety and a host of tips, tricks, and memory aids that make learning maths (almost) painless - and even fun.
Learning a new language is a fun and challenging feat for students at every level. Perfect for those just starting out or returning to Spanish after time away, Spanish Essentials For Dummies focuses on core concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical introductory Spanish course. From adjectives and adverbs to understanding tenses and asking questions, students will skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help of Spanish Essentials For Dummies. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical Spanish concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just want to be brush up on the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.
TI-Nspire (TM) Tutorials: How to Dominate Math with the TI-Nspire Graphing Calculator
Author: Lucas G. Allen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
At a breakneck pace, students, teachers, and schools around the world are adopting the TI-Nspire as their graphing calculator of choice. However, with the popular TI-83 series dominating math classrooms around the world for over a decade, many students and teachers are still scrambling to figure out how to use the powerful new TI-Nspire. This TI-Nspire tutorial book is a simple way to get started on the TI-Nspire graphing calculator. Whether you are a high school student who's never picked up a graphing calculator or a teacher looking to get current with the latest technology, you'll find numerous tutorials in this book to get you started. Button press sequences and dozens of screen captures will help guide you through the process of learning to use the TI-Nspire.Since this book is full of tutorials for beginners, the focus is on the basics of the TI-Nspire. Whether your target mathematics level is Algebra I, Calculus, or anywhere in between, you'll find that these tutorials will help you achieve a comfort level with the Nspire. While numerous features of the Nspire are touched on, the focus in this volume is on basic navigation and settings of the Nspire, calculator features, and graphing features. Examples are explained for every type of window, including spreadsheets and data and statistics.Regardless of what version of the TI-Nspire you own, CAS or non-CAS, clickpad, touchpad, or the TI-Nspire CX, you will find that the TI-Nspire tutorials are aligned to your calculator. These tutorials are written for TI-Nspire OS 3.2, the latest version of the operating system released in June 2012. If you have an older version of the operating system on your TI-Nspire, you will find directions in the book on where to turn to update your calculator at no additional cost. Any version of the TI-Nspire is capable of running the latest OS 3.2, whether you have the original grayscale TI-Nspire clickpad or the latest full color TI-Nspire CX.Lucas Allen has taught in the public high schools of Illinois for over 10 years. In recent years, he has focused much of his effort into learning and teaching with the TI-Nspire. As the coach of the Morton High School math team, his coaching strategies with the TI-Nspire CAS have resulted in numerous trophies at the state finals, including the 2012 Illinois math team state championship. He blogs about math education technologies, including the TI-Nspire, at http://www.techpoweredmath.com
GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can: Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
"If the thought of studying calculus makes you sweat, relax and fret no more! This hands-on, friendly guide makes calculus manageable. It leads you step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the 'how' and 'why' in plain English. Through detailed instruction and practical examples, you'll soon discover that calculus isn't nearly as bad as it's made out to be!"--Back cover.
Through this Guide, learn how to use your HP Prime calculator or Apple, Android, Window app to help you learn Algebra. This Guide covers your device, whether you have the handheld calculator or iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Chromebook, or Window Tablet Free or Pro app.The Guide starts with basic Algebra rules and progresses to how Algebra rules are used in Calculus. You can readily use this Guide if you are in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Introductory Algebra, Algebra II, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Precalculus or any higher course where Algebra is a prerequisite.The calculator¿s screens are used in the introduction of a new topic. The nice thing is the app¿s screen and interface is identical to the calculator.Through its examples and its accompanying exercise, this guide provides a Rosetta Stone effect with the language of math. Each example and its quick-check interactive exercise show both the HP Prime and the traditional step-by-step solution.A powerful feature that you will want to learn is the creation of global libraries and Application Library apps. This Guide illustrates the steps needed for creating a global library or Application Library app and using the library¿s commands or the Application Library app¿s features.Global libraries and this Guide¿s technique allow you to define a single or multiple one-line functions on a page. Global one-line functions can be any formula found in a book, new tool commands, or a set of functions that help with the understanding of complex math concepts. There are examples of all of these in this Guide.Learn how to create and run both kinds of Application Library apps, Ones that run from the Application Library screens and ones that run from the Home view or CAS view.Use this Guide and the HP Prime CAS technology to submit assignments that are error free. When you happen to have difficulties with a step, you can use your HP Prime CAS device to help you work that step until you master it.
This engaging book presents the essential mathematics needed to describe, simulate, and render a 3D world. Reflecting both academic and in-the-trenches practical experience, the authors teach you how to describe objects and their positions, orientations, and trajectories in 3D using mathematics. The text provides an introduction to mathematics for game designers, including the fundamentals of coordinate spaces, vectors, and matrices. It also covers orientation in three dimensions, calculus and dynamics, graphics, and parametric curves.
Integrate TI Graphing Calculator technology into your algebra instruction with this award-winning resource book. Perfect for grades 6-12, this resource includes lessons, problem-solving practice, and step-by-step instructions for using graphing calculator technology. 238pp plus Teacher Resource CD with PDF files of the tables, templates, activity sheets, and student guides for TI-83/84 Plus Family and TI-73 Explorer. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards, is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and supports core concepts of STEM instruction.
A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers
Author: Scott B. Metcalfe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Software synthesizers
Creating Sounds from Scratch is a practical, in-depth resource on the most common forms of music synthesis. It includes historical context, an overview of concepts in sound and hearing, and practical training examples to help sound designers and electronic music producers effectively manipulate presets and create new sounds. The book covers the all of the main synthesis techniques including analog subtractive, FM, additive, physical modeling, wavetable, sample-based, and granular. While the book is grounded in theory, it relies on practical examples and contemporary production techniques show the reader how to utilize electronic sound design to maximize and improve his or her work. Creating Sounds from Scratch is ideal for all who work in sound creation, composition, editing, and contemporary commercial production.
Summary This easy-to-follow book includes terrific tutorials and plenty of exercises and examples that let you learn by doing. It starts by giving you a hands-on orientation to the TI-84 Plus calculator. Then, you'll start exploring key features while you tackle problems just like the ones you'll see in your math and science classes. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About this Book With so many features and functions, the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator can be a little intimidating. But fear not if you have this book in your hand! In it you'll find terrific tutorials ranging from mastering basic skills to advanced graphing and calculation techniques, along with countless examples and exercises that let you learn by doing. Using the TI-84 Plus, Second Edition starts by making you comfortable with the screens, buttons, and special vocabulary you'll use every time you fire up the TI-84 Plus. Then, you'll master key features and techniques while you tackle problems just like the ones you'll see in your math and science classes. You'll even get tips for using the TI-84 Plus on the SAT and ACT math sections! No advanced knowledge of math or science is required. What's Inside Learn hands-on with real examples and exercises Find specific answers fast Compliant with all models of the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus Full coverage of the color-screen TI-84 Plus CE and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Christopher Mitchell, PhD. is a research scientist studying distributed systems, the founder of the programming and calculator support site cemetech.net, and the author of Manning's Programming the TI-83 Plus/ TI-84 Plus. Table of Contents PART 1 BASICS AND ALGEBRA ON THE TI-84 PLUS What can your calculator do? Get started with your calculator Basic graphing Variables, matrices, and lists PART 2 PRECALCULUS AND CALCULUS Expanding your graphing skills Precalculus and your calculator Calculus on the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus PART 3 STATISTICS, PROBABILITY, AND FINANCE Calculating and plotting statistics Working with probability and distributions Financial tools PART 4 GOING FURTHER WITH THE TI-83 PLUS/TI-84 PLUS Turbocharging math with programming The TI-84 Plus CE and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Now what?