Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Calculator Guidebook

The TI-84 Plus graphing calculator offers three times the memory, more than twice the speed and a higher contrast screen than the TI-83 Plus model. It’s keystroke-for-keystroke compatible, too.

Chapter 1: Operating the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition

Documentation Conventions
TI-84 Plus Keyboard
Turning On and Turning Off the TI-84 Plus
Setting the Display Contrast
The Display
Interchangeable Faceplates
Using the Clock
Entering Expressions and Instructions
Setting Modes
Using TI-84 Plus Variable Names
Storing Variable Values
Recalling Variable Values
Scrolling Through Previous Entries on the Home Screen
ENTRY (Last Entry) Storage Area
VARS and VARS Y-VARS Menus
Equation Operating System (EOS)
Special Features of the TI-84 Plus
Other TI-84 Plus Features
Error Conditions

Chapter 2: Math, Angle, and Test Operations

Getting Started: Coin Flip
Keyboard Math Operations
MATH Operations
Using the Equation Solver
MATH NUM (Number) Operations
Entering and Using Complex Numbers
MATH CPX (Complex) Operations
MATH PRB (Probability) Operations
ANGLE Operations
TEST (Relational) Operations
TEST LOGIC (Boolean) Operations

Chapter 3: Function Graphing

Getting Started: Graphing a Circle
Defining Graphs
Setting the Graph Modes
Defining Functions
Selecting and Deselecting Functions
Setting Graph Styles for Functions
Setting the Viewing Window Variables
Setting the Graph Format
Displaying Graphs
Exploring Graphs with the Free-Moving Cursor
Exploring Graphs with TRACE
Exploring Graphs with the ZOOM Instructions
Using ZOOM MEMORY
Using the CALC (Calculate) Operations

Chapter 4: Parametric Graphing

Getting Started: Path of a Ball
Defining and Displaying Parametric Graphs
Exploring Parametric Graphs

Chapter 5: Polar Graphing

Getting Started: Polar Rose
Defining and Displaying Polar Graphs
Exploring Polar Graphs

Chapter 6: Sequence Graphing

Getting Started: Forest and Trees
Defining and Displaying Sequence Graphs
Selecting Axes Combinations
Exploring Sequence Graphs
Graphing Web Plots
Using Web Plots to Illustrate Convergence
Graphing Phase Plots
Comparing TI-84 Plus and TI-82 Sequence Variables
Keystroke Differences Between TI-84 Plus and TI-82

Chapter 7: Tables

Getting Started: Roots of a Function
Setting Up the Table
Defining the Dependent Variables
Displaying the Table

Chapter 8: Draw Instructions

Getting Started: Drawing a Tangent Line
Using the DRAW Menu
Clearing Drawings
Drawing Line Segments
Drawing Horizontal and Vertical Lines
Drawing Tangent Lines
Drawing Functions and Inverses
Shading Areas on a Graph
Drawing Circles
Placing Text on a Graph
Using Pen to Draw on a Graph
Drawing Points on a Graph
Drawing Pixels
Storing Graph Pictures (Pic)
Recalling Graph Pictures (Pic)
Storing Graph Databases (GDB)
Recalling Graph Databases (GDB)

Chapter 9: Split Screen

Getting Started: Exploring the Unit Circle
Using Split Screen
Horiz (Horizontal) Split Screen
G-T (Graph-Table) Split Screen
TI-84 Plus Pixels in Horiz and G-T Modes

Chapter 10: Matrices

Getting Started: Using the MTRX Shortcut Menu
Getting Started: Systems of Linear Equations
Defining a Matrix
Viewing and Editing Matrix Elements
Using Matrices with Expressions
Displaying and Copying Matrices
Using Math Functions with Matrices
Using the MATRX MATH Operations

Chapter 11: Lists

Getting Started: Generating a Sequence
Naming Lists
Storing and Displaying Lists
Entering List Names
Attaching Formulas to List Names
Using Lists in Expressions

Chapter 12: Statistics

Getting Started: Pendulum Lengths and Periods
Setting Up Statistical Analyses
Using the Stat List Editor
Attaching Formulas to List Names
Detaching Formulas from List Names
Switching Stat List Editor Contexts
Stat List Editor Contexts
Regression Model Features
Statistical Variables
Statistical Analysis in a Program
Statistical Plotting
Statistical Plotting in a Program

Chapter 13: Inferential Statistics and Distributions

Getting Started: Mean Height of a Population
Inferential Stat Editors
Inferential Statistics Input Descriptions
Test and Interval Output Variables
Distribution Functions

Chapter 14: Applications

Getting Started: Financing a Car
Getting Started: Computing Compound Interest
Using the TVM Solver
Using the Financial Functions
Calculating Time Value of Money (TVM)
Calculating Cash Flows
Calculating Amortization
Calculating Interest Conversion
Finding Days between Dates/Defining Payment Method
Using the TVM Variables
The EasyData Application

Chapter 15: CATALOG, Strings, Hyperbolic Functions

Browsing the TI-84 Plus CATALO
Entering and Using Strings
Storing Strings to String Variables
String Functions and Instructions in the CATALO
Hyperbolic Functions in the CATALO

Chapter 16: Programming

Getting Started: Volume of a Cylinder
Creating and Deleting Programs
Entering Command Lines and Executing Programs
Editing Programs
Copying and Renaming Programs
PRGM CTL (Control) Instructions
PRGM I/O (Input/Output) Instructions
Calling Other Programs as Subroutines
Running an Assembly Language Program

Chapter 17: Activities

Box with Lid
Comparing Test Results Using Box Plots
Graphing Piecewise Functions
Graphing Inequalities
Solving a System of Nonlinear Equations
Using a Program to Create the Sierpinski Triangle
Graphing Cobweb Attractors
Using a Program to Guess the Coefficients
Graphing the Unit Circle and Trigonometric Curves
Finding the Area between Curves
Using Parametric Equations: Ferris Wheel Problem
Demonstrating the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Computing Areas of Regular N-Sided Polygons
Computing and Graphing Mortgage Payments

Chapter 18: Memory and Variable Management

Checking Available Memory
Deleting Items from Memory
Clearing Entries and List Elements
Archiving and UnArchiving Variables
Resetting the TI-84 Plus
Grouping and Ungrouping Variables
Garbage Collection
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Chapter 19: Communication Link

Getting Started: Sending Variables