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OJFord

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Hi, I'm looking at a few models but I'm having a hard job seeing if any/all of them have a sort of Physics equation solver.

For example, laws of motion, a calculator that could tell me for a set of given values what the value of s is when t=2.

Or, say, for a given velocity curve - show the acceleration.

I'm considering the Casio 9860GII, Casio CG10, TI-nspire CX (/CX CAS).

It seems that there are third-party applications for the TI that would possibly do what I'm after - can't find anything like that for the Casios though?!

I've never had a graphing calculator before so I don't know if this is a stupid question, of course they all solve physics problems as well.

Thanks in advance,

PS:

One other question, how necessary is CAS? I don't know whether I need it or not really, does non-CAS still solve to the same level as my Casio 991ES? ie can solve as long as there are numbers defined, but not in terms of a, b, and c?

For example, laws of motion, a calculator that could tell me for a set of given values what the value of s is when t=2.

Or, say, for a given velocity curve - show the acceleration.

I'm considering the Casio 9860GII, Casio CG10, TI-nspire CX (/CX CAS).

It seems that there are third-party applications for the TI that would possibly do what I'm after - can't find anything like that for the Casios though?!

I've never had a graphing calculator before so I don't know if this is a stupid question, of course they all solve physics problems as well.

Thanks in advance,

PS:

One other question, how necessary is CAS? I don't know whether I need it or not really, does non-CAS still solve to the same level as my Casio 991ES? ie can solve as long as there are numbers defined, but not in terms of a, b, and c?

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