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- Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Graphing Calculator chapter of your textbook.
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You'll learn all of the calculus topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:
- Graphing calculator: functions and features
- Evaluating, working with and graphing functions
- How to find zeros of functions and polynomials
- How to use a graphing calculator to evaluate exponentials and logarithms
- Graphing sequences, conics and parametric and polar equations
- How to approximate limits, slopes of curves and definite integrators
- Using a graphing calculator to find local extrema
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1. Basic Features & Functions of a Graphing Calculator
This lesson goes over some of the basic features and functions of a graphing calculator: graphing, finding intersections, zooming, and solving equations.
2. How to Evaluate & Graph Functions on a Graphing Calculator
This lesson will teach you how to use a graphing calculator to evaluate a function at a given value and how to graph a function. It will also give you some trouble-shooting tips for these tasks.
3. Working With Functions on a Graphing Calculator
The scientific calculator is a great tool in both increasing the accuracy and speed at which one can practice a plethora of mathematical operations. In this lesson, we seek to find the intersection points of two functions: y = x^2 and y = 2x using the Texas Instruments TI-84 Scientific / Graphing Calculator.
4. Finding Zeros of Functions & Polynomials on a Graphing Calculator
When a function or polynomial is graphed on a x,y coordinate grid, it could possibly cross the x-axis. The point(s) at which the graph and the x-axis intersect are called zeros. Graphing calculators have functions that allow you to find the locations of these points if they exist.
5. Evaluating Exponentials & Logarithms on a Graphing Calculator
A graphing calculator is an advanced calculator that can evaluate simple and complex mathematical expressions including exponentials and logarithms. Let's look at the steps needed to evaluate these expressions.
6. Approximating Limits on a Graphing Calculator
Using a graphing calculator can make it a much faster and easier process to find the limit of a function, especially if the function is complex. This lesson will review two ways to approximate limits using a Texas Instruments TI-84.
7. Approximating Slopes of Curves on a Graphing Calculator
The scientific calculator -specifically the Texas Instrument TI-84 graphing calculator- is a tool, which can increase the efficiency at which one can perform a wide variety of mathematical operations. One such operation that is made easy with this tool is the approximation of slope (or gradient).
8. Approximating Definite Integrals on a Graphing Calculator
Many definite integrals can be either too tedious or complex to solve for by hand. As a result graphing calculator technology has bridged the gap. With the use of the Texas Instruments (TI-83/84), such finite integrals can be approximated to a small fraction of a decimal.
9. Finding Local Extrema on a Graphing Calculator
Many applications of calculus require that you find the maximum or minimum of a function. When these are found over a given interval they are called local extrema. A graphing calculator can find these extrema for you with the push of a couple buttons.
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Other chapters within the Saxon Calculus Homeschool: Online Textbook Help course
- Saxon Calculus: Real Numbers
- Saxon Calculus: Algebra
- Saxon Calculus: Algebra Theorems
- Saxon Calculus: Geometry
- Saxon Calculus: Logic
- Saxon Calculus: Trigonometry
- Saxon Calculus: Basics of Functions
- Saxon Calculus: Graphing Functions & Equations
- Saxon Calculus: Analysis of Graphs
- Saxon Calculus: Limits of Functions
- Saxon Calculus: Asymptotic & Unbounded Behavior
- Saxon Calculus: Continuity as a Property of Functions
- Saxon Calculus: Parametric, Polar & Vector Functions
- Saxon Calculus: Concept of the Derivative
- Saxon Calculus: Derivative at a Point
- Saxon Calculus: Derivative as a Function
- Saxon Calculus: Second Derivatives
- Saxon Calculus: Applications of the Derivative
- Saxon Calculus: Computation of Derivatives
- Saxon Calculus: Riemann Sums
- Saxon Calculus: Interpretations & Properties of Definite Integrals
- Saxon Calculus: Applications of Integrals
- Saxon Calculus: Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
- Saxon Calculus: Techniques of Antidifferentiation
- Saxon Calculus: Applications of Antidifferentiation
- Saxon Calculus: Numerical Approximation of Definite Integrals
- Saxon Calculus: Concept of Series
- Saxon Calculus: Series of Constants
- Saxon Calculus: Taylor Series