Back in January, I announced that I was writing "Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus", my second book. I am happy to announce that the book is now complete, published, and ready to hit stores. Totaling 368 pages, 13 chapters, and three appendices, "Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus" is a complete guide to using your graphing calculator. It covers everything from the simplest arithmetic up through statistics, probability, precalculus, calculus, finance, programming, and more. It also provides complete information about using the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, TI's new color graphing calculator. To quote my publisher's official blurb about the book:
Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus is a hands-on guide to these two powerful graphing calculators. This easy-to-follow book includes terrific tutorials and plenty of exercises and examples that let you learn by doing. It starts by giving you a hands-on orientation to the calculators so you'll be comfortable with the screens, buttons, and the special vocabulary they use. Then, you'll start exploring key features while you tackle problems just like the ones you'll see in your math and sciences classes.
I was particularly interested in making it more fun and interesting than the existing reference books, including the calculator's own (very complete) manual and the Dummies-series books. Every new skill is taught and reinforced with examples and exercises, and I also teach readers how to use their graphing calculators effectively in class and on the SATs. Thanks to everyone at Cemetech, around the community, and at Manning who helped to make this companion to "Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus" possible.