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Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus

Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus is an example-filled, hands-on tutorial that introduces students, teachers, and professional users to programming with the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing calculators. This fun and easy-to-read book immediately immerses you in your first programs and guides you concept-by-concept, example-by-example. You’ll learn to think like a programmer as you use the TI-BASIC language to design and write your own utilities, games, and math programs.

The TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus are more than just powerful graphing calculators—they are the perfect place to start learning to program. The TI-BASIC language is built in, so you have everything you need to create your own math and science programs, utilities—even games.

Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus teaches universal programming concepts and makes it easy for students, teachers, and professionals to write programs for the world’s most popular graphing calculators. This friendly tutorial guides you concept-by-concept, immediately immersing you in your first programs. It introduces TI-BASIC and z80 assembly, teaches you tricks to slim down and speed up your programs, and gives you a solid conceptual base to explore other programming languages.

This book is written for beginners—no programming background is assumed.

What’s Inside

  • Works with all models of the TI-83, TI-83+, and TI-84+
  • Learn to think like a programmer
  • Learn concepts you can apply to any language
  • Advanced concepts such as hybrid BASIC and ASM

Table of Contents
Part I: Getting started with programming
Chapter 1. Diving into calculator programming
Chapter 2. Communication: basic input and output
Chapter 3. Conditionals and Boolean logic
Chapter 4. Control structures
Chapter 5. Theory interlude: problem solving and debugging

Part II: Becoming a TI-BASIC master
Chapter 6. Advanced input and events
Chapter 7. Pixels and the graphscreen
Chapter 8. Graphs, shapes, and points
Chapter 9. Manipulating numbers and data types

Part III: Advanced concepts; what’s next
Chapter 10. Optimizing TI-BASIC programs
Chapter 11. Using hybrid TI-BASIC libraries
Chapter 12. Introducing z80 assembly
Chapter 13. Now what? Expanding your programming horizons

Appendix A. Review: using your calculator
Appendix B. TI-BASIC command reference
Appendix C. Resource list

Book Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications (September 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617290777
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617290770
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