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Stuff to do with a graphing calculator

Old 02-06-2009, 09:04 PM
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I'm obviously very bored and since I have this graphing calculator in front of me I think it may be of some entertainment. Anyone else have one? Do anything entertaining with it? I already know about the games and drawing.
Old 02-06-2009, 09:35 PM
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I have a really old TI one my uncle gave to me for school, I was intrigued with it doing all sorts of non-linear higher order functions like trig functions and logrithms. The the batts dies, and I put it away, I already used a scientific calc in my 'puter.

Besides, for some reason, my school professors are kinda medival about the graphics calcs, they ban them during tests because they say we cheat by programming the answers into them. They force us to use onlt the very basic calculators with some trig and logrithmic functions, and anything more is banned.
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I actually found my calc. A TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. I think I was quite lucky. I had quite a few games programmed into but I couldn't get the graphing function to work right so I just reset it and never got them back onto it. It used to be entertaining to play games during class while waiting for the other kids to finish their work. What did the trig stuff do?
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you can program games into a graphing calculator? I had no idea, somewhere care to explain?I've got a TI-70 sumthin layin around here somewhere that I had to use for school a couple weeks ago.Be great if I could play games on it in math class, I usually get in trouble for playing "the airplane game" under the desk on my phone.
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The trig functions were great, as for graphing that is. I used to play with amplitudes and phases and even powers and multiplying different trig functions together to manipulate the waveforms. I actually learned alot about wave superpositioning, this really helped me learn Fourier series when I was studying differenctial equations.
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If you have TiConnect it's easy. Go to ticalc.org and they should have any kind of program imaginable. There's a section for the TI-73's (assuming that's what you have). Of course if you don't have the cable necessary for connecting to a computer than you are kind of stuck.
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I have a TI-nSPIRE. What can I do with that?
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A lot. Want to trade?
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I used to waste time running probability simulations in Biology class [&:]
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It was only good for one thing. Tetris!
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How do you put games on it?
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How do you put games on it?
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If you have TiConnect it's easy. Go to ticalc.org and they should have any kind of program imaginable. There's a section for the TI-73's (assuming that's what you have). Of course if you don't have the cable necessary for connecting to a computer than you are kind of stuck.
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When i read the tittle of the topic my first thought was shoot at it with a .22 riftle. Or a pellet gun, paintball gun, or anything that is powerful that will destroy it!! [>:]

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