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Vector capable calculator recommendations?

by 1MileCrash
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Aug1-12, 06:52 PM
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I'm taking a vector analysis course this semester and would like a vector capable calculator.

For calculus I have been using a TI-83.

Any recommendations? Price not an issue, but as always its better to get the job done for less.

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Aug1-12, 07:57 PM
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I've never come across a calculator that can do vector analysis on it's own..
I think vector calculus is the point where you need to start backing away from calculators and rely on pen on paper manipulation or mammoths like matlab and mathematica.

I could be wrong though
Aug1-12, 07:58 PM
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Just quick dot products and vector addition and the like to cut down the time on working problems and reducing possibility for careless errors.

Aug1-12, 08:02 PM
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Vector capable calculator recommendations?

If you're just doing stuff like that I'm pretty sure it would be quicker doing it by hand or doing each operation individually on a standard calculator than typing two whole vectors into a calculator.
Aug1-12, 08:13 PM
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A wonder they make them at all...

Does anyone have recommendations for a vector capable calculator?
Aug7-12, 07:11 PM
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There's no reason to use a calculator for a lot of that stuff, except for like 4 function and trig stuff. Honestly, A scientific calculator is all you really need. Graphing is nice, has a bunch of cool stuffs, but not necessary.
Aug21-12, 08:36 PM
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Just use your TI-83. Dot products and cross products can both be expressed by matrices, which is included in the TI-83. Alternatively, you can write a program that just spits out your desired numbers.
Aug24-12, 01:03 AM
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