Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus

Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus

by Christopher Mitchell

Paperback(1st Edition)




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
  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
  6. Advanced input and events
  7. Pixels and the graphscreen
  8. Graphs, shapes, and points
  9. Manipulating numbers and data types
  10. Optimizing TI-BASIC programs
  11. Using hybrid TI-BASIC libraries
  12. Introducing z80 assembly
  13. Now what? Expanding your programming horizons

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617290770
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
Publication date: 09/29/2012
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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 programsand projects at his website, Cemetech.

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