Vector capable calculator recommendations?

  1. 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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. 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
     
  4. Just quick dot products and vector addition and the like to cut down the time on working problems and reducing possibility for careless errors.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. A wonder they make them at all...



    Does anyone have recommendations for a vector capable calculator?
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. HP 50g
     
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