by C. C. Edwards (Author)

C.C. Edwards is an instructor at Coastal Carolina University. Previously, she was the editor of Eightysomething, Texas Instruments' newsletter that explored the features of graphing calculators for parents and educators.

Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (August 26, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764589121
ISBN-13: 978-0764589126

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TI-89 For Dummies is the guide that gets you up and running on all the things your TI-89 can do, quickly and easily

Do you own a TI-89, TI-89 Titanium, TI-92 Plus, or a Voyage 200 graphing calculator? If you do, or if you need to get one for school or your job, then you need to know how it works and how to make the most of its functions.

TI-89 For Dummies is the plain-English nuts-and-bolts guide that gets you up and running on all the things your TI-89 can do, quickly and easily. This hands-on reference guides you step by step through various tasks and even shows you how to add applications to your calculator. Soon you’ll have the tools you need to:

  • Solve equations and systems of equations
  • Factor polynomials
  • Evaluate derivatives and integrals
  • Graph functions, parametric equations, polar equations, and sequences
  • Create Stat Plots and analyze statistical data
  • Multiply matrices
  • Solve differential equations and systems of differential equations
  • Transfer files between two or more calculators
  • Save calculator files on your computer

Packed with exciting and valuable applications that you can download from the Internet and install through your computer, as well as common errors and messages with explanations and solutions, TI-89 For Dummies is the one-stop reference for all your graphing calculator questions!

Get up to speed easily with your TI-89 Titanium.

Use advanced science and math applications, PDA functions, and more.

Your TI-89 Titanium graphing calculator is an amazing tool, and this plain-English guide gets you up and running on all the things it can do, quickly and easily. Find out how to use the preloaded applications, let your calculator double as a PDA, do algebra, trigonometry, and calculus, graph and analyze functions, and much more!


  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Online cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Use the keyboard, menus, and catalog
  • Find absolute values
  • Graph and analyze functions
  • Add text to a graph
  • Enter data using formulas
  • Deal with vector calculus


By Mudman
User Rating: ★★★★★
I recently ran across some things I thought it would be useful for and needed a little coaching to get up ... I'm a physicist and do a few calculations most people don't. I bought a TI-89 Titanium several years ago and never took the time to master it so left it in my desk. I recently ran across some things I thought it would be useful for and needed a little coaching to get up to speed. I bought TI=89 Graphing Calculator for Dummies and have been more than satisfied with its explanations.


By Robert
User Rating: ★★★★
This is a good tool for performing calculation in Mathematics, Engineering and other Science Courses.
My only concern is all software needed to make this calculator to function or communicate with the computer should be Included in the package.


By Wikiteach
User Rating: ★★★★★
It's a dense book but more useful than the one that came with the calculator. Helped me improve my skills when doing higher level problems and showed me some quick steps to help with testing. But don't forget it's a reference book so there's bot going to be any easy way to master the calculator other than reading it from cover to cover A LOT.


By Steve
User Rating: ★★★★
Great for Calculus. I bought this book for my daughter to help her learn the TI-89 as part of her high school calculus class. It was really helpful and gave very clear instructions. She still had to learn to do the math, but the calculator functions were much easier!

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