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Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book


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.
About the Technology
The TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus are more than just powerful graphing calculatorst—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.
About the Book
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 backgroundis assumed.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
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

  1. Diving into calculator programming
  2. Communication: basic input and output
  3. Conditionals and Boolean logic
  4. Control structures
  5. Theory interlude: problem solving and debugging
  7. Advanced input and events
  8. Pixels and the graphscreen
  9. Graphs, shapes, and points
  10. Manipulating numbers and data types
  12. Optimizing TI-BASIC programs
  13. Using hybrid TI-BASIC libraries
  14. Introducing z80 assembly
  15. Now what? Expanding your programming horizons

About The Author

Christopher Mitchell is a teacher, student, and recognized leader in the graphing calculator enthusiast community. You'll find Christopher (aka Kerm Martian) and his community of calculator experts answering questions, sharing advice, and providing educational tools on his website

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (September 13, 2012)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638352853

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