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Thanks,

jay

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Thanks,

jay

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BillBLack

Check with the math/physics department of whatever institution you are interested in attending. USUALLY a TI-83 or 84 is the most advanced calculator that can be used on tests. Some departments use HP's, I understand, but I am not familiar with them. I have a Voyage 200 and love it, but I also use my TI-83 Silver. Some folks believe that you don't need a graphing calculator at all, but in my Calc1 and Calc 2 courses, if you did not have an 83, the instructor would loan you one. Everyone had to learn the calculator.Statistics class also mandated the use of a TI-83.

Your milage may vary,

good luck to you

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Still, I can't imagine a calculator helping you much later on. It boils down to equations and stuff later, right? Stuff you can't just plug in and say "by the power of Christ! Solve!" and get an answer, right?

PL

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That calculator is the uber-powerful Sharp EL-510R

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Just a note I came accross this on the syllabus' for most of the math courses I looked at.

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I would kick myself for spending the money on a calculator I couldn't use. Just throwing this out there to add to what BillBLack and Poop-Loops said.

CALCULATORS: A graphics calculator is a required component in this course.All instructors and the book will use the Texas Instruments TI-83. Note: The TI-89, TI-92, and any calculator that uses a Computer Algebra System are not allowed in this course.

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Calculators are not required in this course. You may use a graphical calculator during quizzes and exams. However, calculators with computer algebra capabilities, such as the TI-89 or the TI-92 are not permitted in in quizzes, in the midterms or in the final exam.

I would kick myself for spending the money on a calculator I couldn't use. Just throwing this out there to add to what BillBLack and Poop-Loops said.

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BillBLack

Pray for those in the upper Gulf Coast disaster.

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So is the TI-83 Silver a pretty good choice all around? I really didn't know what a 89 did or w/e, i just heard and read that it was for advanced math. Thanx for all the responses

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