Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus

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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 ...

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Overview

Summary

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 background is 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. PART 1 GETTING STARTED WITH PROGRAMMING
  2. Diving into calculator programming
  3. Communication: basic input and output
  4. Conditionals and Boolean logic
  5. Control structures
  6. Theory interlude: problem solving and debugging

  7. PART 2 BECOMING A TI-BASIC MASTER
  8. Advanced input and events
  9. Pixels and the graphscreen
  10. Graphs, shapes, and points
  11. Manipulating numbers and data types

  12. PART 3 ADVANCED CONCEPTS; WHAT'S NEXT
  13. Optimizing TI-BASIC programs
  14. Using hybrid TI-BASIC libraries
  15. Introducing z80 assembly
  16. Now what? Expanding your programming horizons
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617290770
  • Publisher: Manning Publications Company
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 244,374
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Mitchell is a PhD candidate and a recognized leader in the TI-83+/TI-84+ programming community. He hosts discussions and collaboration on calculator programs and projects at his website, Cemetech.

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