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Preparing to Use Your New TI-86
Installing the AAA Batteries
Adjusting the Contrast
Resetting All Memory and Defaults
Calculating on the Home Screen
Calculating the Sine of a Number
Storing the Last Answer to a Variable
Using a Variable in an Expression
Editing an Expression
Displaying a Complex Number as a Result
Using a List with a Function
Removing (Exiting) a Menu
Finding the Square Root
Calculating Derivatives
Plotting Functions on the Graph Screen
Displaying and Entering Functions in the Equation Editor
Changing the Graph Style of a Function
Plotting a Function on the Graph Screen
Tracing a Function
Evaluating y for a Specific x Value (During a Trace)
Changing a Window Variable Value
Deselecting a Function
Zooming In on a Portion of the Graph Screen
Installing or Replacing Batteries
When to Replace Batteries
Turning On and Turning Off the TI-86
Adjusting the Display Contrast
The Home Screen
Displaying Entries and Answers
Entering Numbers
Entering Negative Numbers
Using Scientific or Engineering Notation
Entering Complex Numbers
Entering Other Characters
The 2nd Key
The ALPHA Key
Common Cursors
Cursor Direction Keys
Inserting, Deleting, and Clearing Characters
Entering Expressions and Instructions
Entering an Expression
Using Functions in Expressions
Using an Instruction
Entering Functions, Instructions, and Operators
Entering Consecutive Entries
The Busy Indicator
Interrupting a Calculation or Graph
Diagnosing an Error
Correcting an Error
Reusing Previous Entries and the Last Answer
Retrieving the Last Entry
Retrieving and Editing the Last Entry
Retrieving Previous Entries
Retrieving Multiple Entries
Clearing the ENTRY Storage Area
Retrieving the Last Answer
Using Ans Preceding a Function
Storing Results to a Variable
Using TI-86 Menus
Displaying a Menu
The Menu Keys
Selecting a Menu Item
Exiting (Removing) a Menu
Viewing and Changing Modes
Changing a Mode Setting
The CATALOG, Variables, and Characters
Storing Data to Variables
Creating a Variable Name
Storing a Value to a Variable Name
Storing an Unevaluated Expression
Storing an Answer
Copying a Variable Value
Displaying a Variable Value
Recalling a Variable Value
Classifying Variables as Data Types
The CATLG-VARS (CATALOG-Variables) Menu - w
Selecting a Variable Name
Entering CUSTOM Menu Items
Clearing CUSTOM Menu Items
Deleting a Variable from Memory
The CHAR INTL (International) Menu - Ÿ (
Adding a Modifier to a Vowel
Math, Calculus, and Test Operations
Keyboard Mathematical Functions
Using Tests in Expressions and Instructions
Using Built-In and User-Created Constants
The CONS BLTIN (Built-In Constants) Menu - ‘ &
Converting Units of Measure
Converting a Unit of Measure
Number Bases
Number Base Ranges
One’s and Two’s Complements
Entering Hexadecimal Digits
Converting Number Bases
Results of Boolean Operations
Using Complex Numbers
Complex Results
Using a Complex Number in an Expression
The CPLX (Complex Number) Menu - ‹
Defining a Graph
Setting the Graph Mode
The GRAPH Menu 6
Using the Equation Editor
The Equation Editor (GRAPH y(x)=) Menu 6 &
Defining a Function in the Equation Editor
Notes about Defining Function Equations
Selecting Graph Styles
Setting the Graph Style in the Equation Editor
Using Shading Patterns to Differentiate Functions
Viewing and Changing OnàOff Status of Stat Plots
Setting the Window Variables
Displaying the Window Editor
Display the window editor
Setting Graphing Accuracy with @x and @y
Setting the Graph Format
Displaying a Graph
Pausing or Stopping a Graph in Progress
Modifying a Drawn Graph
Graphing a Family of Curves
Smart Graph
Graph Tools on the TI-86
Using the Free-Moving Cursor
Graphing Accuracy
Tracing a Graph
Stopping and Resuming a Trace
Resizing the Graph Screen with ZOOM Operations
Defining a Custom Zoom In
Setting Zoom Factors
Zooming In and Zooming Out on a Graph
Storing and Recalling Zoom-Window Variable Values
Using Interactive Math Functions
Settings That Affect GRAPH MATH Operations
Using ROOT, FMIN, FMAX, or INFLC
Using ‰f(x), DIST, or ARC
Using dyàdx or TANLN
Using ISECT
Using YICPT
Evaluating a Function for a Specified x
Drawing on a Graph
Before Drawing on a Graph
Saving and Recalling Drawn Pictures
Clearing Drawn Pictures
Shading Areas of a Graph
Drawing a Line Segment
Drawing a Vertical or Horizontal Line
Drawing a Circle
Drawing a Function, Tangent Line, or Inverse Function
Drawing Freehand Points, Lines, and Curves
Placing Text on a Graph
Turning On or Turning Off Points
Displaying the Table
Independent and Dependent Variables in the Table
Navigating the Table
Setting Up the Table
Viewing and Editing Dependent Variable Equations
Clearing the Table
Preview: Polar Graphing
Defining a Polar Graph
Setting Polar Graphing Mode
Displaying the Polar Equation Editor
Setting the Graph Screen Window Variables
Displaying the Graph
Using Graph Tools in Pol Graphing Mode
The Free-Moving Cursor
Tracing a Polar Equation
Moving the Trace Cursor to a q Value
Using Zoom Operations
Evaluating an Equation for a Specified q
Drawing on a Polar Graph
Preview: Parametric Graphing
Defining a Parametric Graph
Setting Parametric Graphing Mode
Displaying the Parametric Equation Editor
Selecting and Deselecting a Parametric Equation
Deleting a Parametric Equation
Using Graph Tools in Param Graphing Mode
Tracing a Parametric Function
Moving the Trace Cursor to a t Value
Evaluating an Equation for a Specified t
Drawing on a Parametric Graph
Defining a Differential Equation Graph
Setting Differential Equation Graphing Mode
Displaying the Differential Equation Editor
Setting the Initial Conditions
Setting the Axes
Differential Equation Graphing Tips
The Built-In Variable fldPic
Entering and Solving Differential Equations
Graphing in SlpFld Format
Transforming an Equation into a First-Order System
Graphing in DirFld Format
Graphing a System of Equations in FldOff Format
Solving a Differential Equation for a Specified Value
Using Graph Tools in DifEq Graphing Mode
Tracing a Differential Equation
Drawing on a Differential Equation Graph
Drawing an Equation and Storing Solutions to Lists
Using ZOOM Operations
Drawing Solutions Interactively with EXPLR
Evaluating Differential Equations for a Specified t
Lists on the TI-86
Creating, Storing, and Displaying Lists
Entering a List Directly in an Expression
Creating a List Name by Storing a List
Displaying List Elements Stored to a List Name
Displaying or Using a Single List Element
Storing a New Value to a List Element
Using the List Editor to Attach a Formula
Using the List Editor With Attached-Formula Lists
Executing and Displaying Attached Formulas
Handling Errors Related to Attached Formulas
Detaching a Formula from a List Name
Editing an Element of a Attached-Formula List
Vectors on the TI-86
Creating, Storing, and Displaying Vectors
Creating a Vector in the Vector Editor - Š '
Creating a Vector on the Home Screen
Creating a Complex Vector
Displaying a Vector
Using a Vector in an Expression
Editing Vector Dimension and Elements
Using Mathematical Functions with Vectors
Matrices on the TI-86
Creating, Storing, and Displaying Matrices
Creating a Matrix on the Home Screen
Creating a Complex Matrix
Displaying Matrix Elements, Rows, and Submatrices
Using a Matrix in an Expression
Editing Matrices in the Matrix Editor
Editing Matrices on the Home Screen
Using Mathematical Functions with Matrices
Statistical Analysis on the TI-86
Setting Up a Statistical Analysis
Entering Statistical Data
Automatic Regression Equation Storage
Results of a Statistical Analysis
The STAT VARS (Statistical Variables) Menu - š *
Plotting Statistical Data
Setting Up a Stat Plot
Turning On and Turning Off a Stat Plot
The PLOT TYPE Menu (Selecting a Plot Type)
Plot Type Characteristics
Forecasting a Statistical Data Value
Preview: The Equation Solver - t
Entering an Equation in the Equation-Entry Editor
Setting Up the Interactive-Solver Editor
Entering Variable Values
Controlling the Solution with Bounds and a Guess
Editing the Equation
Solving for the Unknown Variable
Graphing the Solution
Solver Graph Tools
The Simultaneous Equation Solver - u
Entering Equations to Solve Simultaneously
Storing Equation Coefficients and Results to Variables
The Polynomial Root-Finder - v
Entering and Solving a Polynomial
Storing a Polynomial Coefficient or Root to a Variable
Writing a Program on the TI-86
Creating a Program in the Program Editor
The TI-86 Key Code Diagram
Entering a Command Line
Menus and Screens in the Program Editor
Running a Program
Breaking (Interrupting) a Program
Working with Programs
Managing Memory and Deleting a Program
Editing a Program
Calling a Program from Another Program
Copying a Program to Another Program Name
Using and Deleting Variables within a Single Program
Running an Assembly Language Program
Entering and Storing a String
Creating a String
Checking Available Memory
Deleting Items from Memory
Resetting the TI-86
TI-86 Linking Options
Linking Two TI-86s
Linking a TI-86 and a TI-85
Linking a TI-86 and a CBL 2/CBL or CBR System
Linking a TI-86 and a PC or Macintosh
Downloading Programs from the Internet
Connecting the TI-86 to Another Device
Selecting Data to Send
Initiating a Memory Backup
The SEND WIND (Window Variables) Screen
Sending Variables to a TI-85
The LINK SND85 (Send Data to TI-85) Menu - o (
Preparing the Receiving Device
Transmitting Data
Program: Taylor Series
Characteristic Polynomial and Eigenvalues
Convergence of the Power Series
Reservoir Problem
Predator-Prey Model
Program: Sierpinski Triangle
A to Z Function and Instruction Reference
Quick-Find Locator
Alphabetical Listing of Operations
TI-86 Menu Map
Handling a Difficulty
Error Conditions
Equation Operating System (EOS™)
Implied Multiplication
Parentheses
Computational Accuracy
Support and Service Information
Product Support
Product Service
Other TI Products and Services
Warranty Information
All Customers outside the U.S. and Canada
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Manual Texas Ti-86

Manual Texas Ti-86

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