Ch 13: Using Scientific Calculators

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn how to use a scientific calculator to figure out some challenging mathematical problems. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your knowledge of using the scientific calculator.

Using Scientific Calculators

As you've probably learned, math is much easier if you can use a calculator. Like many people, you likely hated the early days in elementary school when calculations started getting harder but the teacher only let you use your pencil and paper. However, when you reached the higher math levels, you were likely expected to use a scientific calculator. These complex calculators can be harder to understand than the math problem itself if you don't know how to use them correctly. In these lessons, you'll learn everything you need to know about using a scientific calculator to assist you with advanced math problems.

A scientific calculator has a lot of additional buttons that go beyond the simple plus and minus. In the video lessons, you'll learn about radians, degrees and notations. Find out what buttons these correspond to on the calculator and what you need to do to avoid calculation errors when working with these concepts.

As the lessons move on, you approach the topics of trigonometry functions and exponentials. The lessons will specifically focus on the CLEP calculator so you're familiar with how it works. You'll also study the use of a scientific calculator to graph functions and solve equations by graphing. The lessons will show you how to determine the function intercepts and get the right solutions through graphing.

In the end, understanding how to use a scientific calculator will help make advanced math problems much easier to solve while also ensuring you are getting the correct answers.

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