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Using a Scientific Calculator for Calculus - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Explore some of the unique features of online scientific calculators with this chapter's video lessons. Our experienced instructors also provide you with step-by-step instructions for entering complex functions into your calculator in order to solve or graph them. By the time you finish this chapter, you should be able to:
- Solve equations numerically and graphically
- Switch between radian and degree modes
- Enter trigonometric and exponential functions
|How to Solve Equations by Graphing on a Scientific Calculator||Discover the calculator modes and menu options that will allow you to graph functions. Get tips for finding intercepts as well as zero, minimum and maximum values.|
|Solving Equations on a Scientific Calculator||Practice entering equations into a scientific calculator to solve for x.|
|Understanding Radians and Degrees on a Scientific Calculator||Learn to use basic calculator functions and switch between radians and degrees.|
|Understanding Trigonometry Functions and Exponentials on a Calculator||Find out how to calculate inverse trigonometric functions, enter exponential functions and work with logarithmic expressions.|
1. How to Solve Equations by Graphing on the CLEP Scientific Calculator
In this lesson, review how to graph equations with the CLEP calculator. Given a function, find the maximum and minimum values over a range and the roots of the equation. Learn how you can use this to solve a system of equations by graphically finding intersects.
2. Solving Equations on the CLEP Scientific Calculator
In this lesson, learn how to use the Solver function of the CLEP calculator. With calculators, you can solve equations numerically (find a number answer) even when you cannot solve the problem explicitly.
3. Radians & Degrees on the CLEP Scientific Calculator
In this lesson, we'll review online calculators, in particular the CLEP online calculator. Review the difference between radians and degrees, the order of operations and scientific notation on the CLEP calculator.
4. Trigonometry Functions & Exponentials on the CLEP Calculator
In this lesson, review how to use the history on the CLEP calculator as we calculate sines, cosines and the inverse trigonometric functions. Finish by exploring exponentials and logarithms.
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Other chapters within the AP Calculus AB: Exam Prep course
- Graph Basics
- The Basics of Functions
- How to Graph Functions
- Limits of Functions
- Continuity of Functions
- Understanding Exponentials & Logarithms
- Using Exponents and Polynomials
- Properties of Derivatives
- The Derivative at a Point
- The Derivative as a Function
- Second Derivatives
- Using Derivatives
- Computing Derivatives
- Properties of Definite Integrals
- Applications of Integrals
- Using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
- Understanding & Applying Integration Techniques
- Approximating Definite Integrals
- About the AP Calculus Exam
- AP Calculus AB Flashcards