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Carol Hart

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: TI83 vs 86
Posted: Apr 27, 1998 1:01 PM
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Carol,


I saw your post about the TI86. Please be more specific about the statemen=
t

=22The '83 is missing a great deal of the computing power that we consider =
so

very essential.=22 What do you folks do that the 83 will not do, besides

vectors?


Thanks,

Bruce Gove

=20



Bruce:


To list just a few functions which we consider essential -- we, being my en=
gineering team (JETS) which has placed 1st in the state in our division for=
the last three years:


*A powerful solver which allows you to store equations to the solver

*The simultaneous function which allows you to solve simultaneous equation=
s up to 99 unknowns; we also use this to balance equations in chemistry=
(I also teach chemistry)

*The poly function which solves polynomial equations (gives all the roots)=


*the ability to program or enter commands by just typing in the commands l=
etter by letter instead of searching for the =22token=22

*the vastly bigger memory

*the conversion key which allows us to quickly convert units of all kinds

*the der2 key which automatically does 2nd derivative

*the arc length key

*the constant key which has the numerical values of key scientific constan=
ts


The 83 does have the built-in financial package and the statistics package =
which must be downloaded and installed on the 86. =20


There are probably more ... this is a quick list off the top of my head ..

=09

=09

Please feel free to ask more questions.=20


I'll also forward this to the group.


Carol_Hart =40stjohnscds.com

St. Johns Country Day School, Orange Park, FL =20

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