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May1410, 02:30 PM

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I wasn't sure where to post this, as it's just a general question rather than anything actually math related..
I'm starting precalc this summer, excellerated, and going into calc 1 at the second half of the summer. This is to get me ready for starting my Physics major in the fall. I'm a transfer student, who has been very interested in physics for a while now, but only recently got up the guts to switch schools and majors to follow my passion. ANYWAYS..(through all of that, this is going to sound like a stupid question BUT) I'm at the stage of buying a calculator. I know for calculus I'll need a graphing calculator such at the TI89 but now they have these TINspire ones as well, with and without CAS I have no idea what to buy, and I want to buy something that would be good for all my college years if possible.. basically I would rather over buy right now, so I have something that can last me, rather than buy something just for beginning calc now, and have to buy another one when I get to higher math and physics. and I'm not sure what the consensus is on CAS or non CAS.. any info would be great, thanks fellas 



#2
May1410, 05:34 PM

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jason 



#3
May1410, 05:55 PM

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I concur with JasonRF.
It might be hard for some of you young whippersnappers to imagine, but there are a few of us on this forum who studied calculus before calculators came on the scene. 



#4
May1410, 07:15 PM

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Calculator Question
If you're going to buy a new calculator I would recommend the TI nspire CAS as it does pretty much everything. It's what I use currently to check all my answers.




#5
May1510, 02:06 PM

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thats actually refreshing to hear, I prefer math that can be intuited, and done out, rather than plugging extensive equations into calculators.
I think I need a graphing calculator for calculus I believe (they expect it) so should I get the CAS one or non CAS? 


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