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Vector capable calculator recommendations? 
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#1
Aug112, 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 TI83. Any recommendations? Price not an issue, but as always its better to get the job done for less. Thanks! 


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Aug112, 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 


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Aug112, 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.



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Aug112, 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.



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Aug112, 08:13 PM

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A wonder they make them at all...
Does anyone have recommendations for a vector capable calculator? 


#6
Aug712, 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.



#7
Aug2112, 08:36 PM

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Just use your TI83. Dot products and cross products can both be expressed by matrices, which is included in the TI83. Alternatively, you can write a program that just spits out your desired numbers.



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Aug2412, 01:03 AM

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HP 50g



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