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# TI-89 Calculator Tutorials (Texas Instruments 89, TI Titanium 89, TI Calculator 89)

The TI-89 Calculator is one of the most versatile graphing calculators that a student may use. The Texas Instruments 89 calculator excels in Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Differential Equations computations and has numerous functions to help the student calculate answers quickly and easily.

The TI Titanium 89 Calculator video series below will teach you how to use your TI calculator 89 with step by step example problems. You may view the videos online below, with new video lessons being posted periodically to the member's area of MathTutorDVD.com.

Section 1: Overview of the TI-89 Calculator

 Section 2: The Mode Menu (TI-89) Learn how to use the Mode Menu in your TI-89 Calculator to gain full use of the calculator functionality. Learn how to set scientific notation, fixed and floating point decimals, degree modes, graphing modes, split screen modes, and more. . . . View the lesson
 Section 3: The Catalog and the Math Number Menu (TI-89) Learn how to use the Catalog Menu in your TI-89 Calculator to find every function that the calculator can perform. We also explore in detail the first sub-menu of the math menu which has absolute value, rounding, nth roots, and other functions. . . . View the lesson
 Section 4: Basic Arithmetic and Exponents (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to perform basic arithmetic and work with exponents. We learn how to perform basic operations with negative and positive numbers including how to work with parenthesis in expressions. We also learn how to calculate with negative and positive exponents and how to force the result into scientific notation. . . . View the lesson
 Section 5: Calculating with Fractions (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator perform calculations that involve fractions. We learn how to let the calculator simplify fractions and automatically find the common denominator when adding and subtracting fractions. We also learn how to convert a decimal back into a fraction using the built in functions. . . . View the lesson
 Section 6: Logarithms and Square Roots (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to perform calculations involving logarithms and square roots. We learn how to use the natural logarithm and logs any base that is required. We also learn how to take square roots as well as nth roots such as cubed roots, 4th roots, etc. . . . View the lesson
 Section 7: Sin, Cos, Tan, and other Trig Functions (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to perform calculations involving Sin, Cos, Tan, Cot, Sec, and Cosecant, including their inverses. . . . View the lesson
 Section 8: Storing and Using Variables (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to store temporary variables for later use. This is very handy if you are using a long number frequently in calculations and can store it in a variable to be used in any expression or calculation. . . . View the lesson
 Section 9: User Defined Algebraic Functions (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to define an algebraic function f(x) for later use. You can use this function to create a table of values and can even plot the function. Several methods are illustrated that show how to use this feature as well as the limitations. . . . View the lesson
 Section 10: Solving Algebraic Equations and Inequalities (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to solve algebraic equations and inequalities. We show how to input the equations and how to find the real and complex solutions of equations. Also demonstrated is the ability of the TI-89 to handle symbolic algebraic manipulation. . . . View the lesson
 Section 11: Using the Numeric Equation Solver (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to solve algebraic equations using the numeric equation solver. The student is taught when this function may be useful and how to use the solver properly. . . . View the lesson
 Section 12: Solving Systems of Equations(TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to solve a system of algebraic equations. The student learns how to input equations and properly format it so that the calculator returns the answer. Examples are provided where we graph the result so the student can visualize the solution. . . . View the lesson
 Section 13: Solving Trigonometric Equations(TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to solve equations and systems of equations that involve trigonometric functions such as Sin, Cos, Tangent, etc. . . . View the lesson
 Section 14: Adding Rational Expressions and Partial Fractions Expansion(TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to add and subtract rational expressions using the symbolic algebra capabilities of the calculator. We also learn how to use the expand command to expand polynomials. . . . View the lesson
 Section 15: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials(TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to multiply and divide polynomials. . . . View the lesson
 Section 16: Factoring Polynomials (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to factor algebraic polynomials. . . . View the lesson
 Section 17: Working With Degrees and Radians (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator convert between Degrees and Radians. We also learn how to use the trig functions of the calculator properly in different angle systems. . . . View the lesson
 Section 18: Simplifying Trigonometric Functions (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to simplify trigonometric functions using the included trig capabilities of the TI-89. The student can even use these functions to display trig identities for use on exams and homework. . . . View the lesson
 Section 19: Working with Complex Numbers (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to perform calculations involving complex numbers. The student learns how to use the TI-89 calculator to input and display complex numbers in rectangular and polar form and convert between these representations. . . . View the lesson
 Section 20: Graphing Functions (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI-89 calculator to graph functions. The student will learn how to input and graph multiple algebraic functions, zoom in and out, and trace graphs to find a rough estimate of intersection points. . . . View the lesson
 Section 21: Setting Graph Styles and Shading (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to graph functions and set a unique graph style to the plot. This helps the student visually identify different graphs on the screen by shading, thick lines, thin lines, etc. . . . View the lesson
 Section 22: Graphing Piecewise-Defined Functions (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to graph piecewise functions. These are instances where we divide up the graph into regions and graph different functions in each region. . . . View the lesson
 Section 23: Graphing Trigonometric Functions (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to graph trigonometric functions. These are functions that involve Sin, Cos, Tangent, etc, and the calculator has built in features to handle these functions when graphing. . . . View the lesson
 Section 24: Graphing In Split Screen Mode (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to to graph functions in split screen mode. This allows you to edit your function list while looking at and interacting with the graph screen. . . . View the lesson
 Section 25: Saving and Recalling Graphs (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to to save and recall a graph. . . . View the lesson
 Section 26: Zoom Modes and Tracing a Graph (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator use the various zoom modes and tracing functions when interacting with a graph. . . . View the lesson
 Section 27: Creating a Table of Values of a Function (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to create a table of values for a function. This is helpful when manually graphing functions on graph paper or when many values of a function need to be calculated. . . . View the lesson
 Section 28: Finding the Value of a Function in Graph Mode (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to find the exact value of a function when in graph mode. . . . View the lesson
 Section 29: Finding Zeros of Functions in Graph Mode (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to find the zeros of a function while in graph mode. This allows you to find the locations where the function crosses the x-axis. . . . View the lesson
 Section 30: Finding Max and Min of a Function in Graph Mode (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to find the local maximum and local minimum of any function while in graph mode. . . . View the lesson
 Section 31: Finding Intersection Points in Graph Mode (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to find the exact location where two function intersect. . . . View the lesson
 Section 32: Finding the Derivative and Tangent Line in Graph Mode (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to find the derivative of a curve at any point. We also learn how to find the equation of the line tangent to a curve at any point. . . . View the lesson
 Section 33: Calculating the Definite Integral in Graph Mode (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to calculate a definite integral while in graph mode. . . . View the lesson
 Section 34: Finding Inflection Points in Graph Mode (TI-89) Learn how to use your Texas Instruments 89 calculator to find the location of the inflection points in a graph. These are the points where the second derivative of the graph is zero...where the curve bends over and begins to curve in a different direction. . . . View the lesson
 Section 35: Finding the Distance Between Two Points in Graph Mode (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to find the distance between two points while in graph mode. . . . View the lesson
 Section 36: Finding the Arc Length in Graph Mode (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to calculate the arc length while in graph mode. . . . View the lesson
 Section 37: Taking Derivatives of Functions (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to calculate the derivative of a function. We also learn how to calculate the derivative of a function at a given point. . . . View the lesson
 Section 38: Taking Partial Derivatives of Functions (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to calculate the the partial derivative of a function. . . . View the lesson
 Section 39: Calculating Indefinite and Definite Integrals (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to indefinite and definite integrals. . . . View the lesson
 Section 40: Calculating Limits in Calculus (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator take limits in Calculus. . . . View the lesson
 Section 41: Calculating Summations and Products (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to calculate summations and products. . . . View the lesson
 Section 42: Calculating Max and Min of a Function (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to calculate the absolute maximum and absolute minimum of a function. . . . View the lesson
 Section 43: Calculating The Arc Length of a Function (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to calculate the arc length of a function between two points. . . . View the lesson
 Section 44: Calculating Taylor and Maclauren Polynomials(TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to find the taylor and maclaurin polynomials of a given function. We learn how to adjust the order of the resulting series and change where the polynomial is centered. . . . View the lesson
 Section 45: Implicit Differentiation (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to take derivatives in calculus using the method of implicit differentiation. . . . View the lesson
 Section 46: Working with Hyperbolic Functions (TI-89) Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to work with hyperbolic functions such as sinh(x), cosh(x), etc along with their inverses. . . . View the lesson
 Section 47: Working With Rectangular and Polar Coordinates Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to convert between rectangular and polar coordinate systems. . . . View the lesson
 Section 48: Working With Rectangular, Cylindrical, and Spherical Coordinates Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to convert between rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. . . . View the lesson
 Section 49: Calculating with Vectors Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator perform calculate using vectors including the taking the norm of a vector, the dot product, the cross product, and more. . . . View the lesson
 Section 50: Creating and Editing Matrices Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to create and edit matrices for calculations. . . . View the lesson
 Section 51: Calculating with Matrices Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to perform calculations with matrices including matrix multiplication, taking the inverse of a matrix, and more. . . . View the lesson
 Section 52: Solving a System of Equations with Matrices Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to solve a system of equations using matrices. . . . View the lesson
 Section 53: Graphing Parametric Equations Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to graph parametric equations, which are equations where X and Y are each plotted as a function of time. . . . View the lesson
 Section 54: Graphing Polar Equations Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to graph polar equations, which are equations where we plot the radius from the origin as a function of an angle theta. . . . View the lesson
 Section 55: Graphing 3D Equations Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to graph 3D equations, which plot a variable Z as a function of X and Y. . . . View the lesson
 Section 56: Entering Statistical Data Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to enter statistical data that will be used in statistical plotting and calculations. . . . View the lesson
 Section 57: Graphing Statistical Histograms Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to graph statistical histograms. These types of graphs are used in statistics courses and applications where it is useful to plot a bar graph of data that is taken in a survey or other measurement. . . . View the lesson
 Section 58: Graphing Statistical Box Plots Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to graph statistical box plots. These types of graphs are used in statistics courses and applications where it is useful to plot a large amount of raw data in graphical form. . . . View the lesson
 Section 59: Graphing Statistical Scatter Plots Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to graph statistical scatter plots. These types of graphs are used in statistics courses and applications where it is useful to plot a large amount of (x,y) data. . . . View the lesson
 Section 60: Analyzing 1 and 2 variable Statistical Data Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to perform analysis on a set of statistical data such as finding the mean, standard deviation, variance, and more. . . . View the lesson
 Section 61: Performing Statistical Regression Analysis Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to perform regression analysis on a set of statistical data to fit a curve through the data set. . . . View the lesson
 Section 62: Solving Differential Equations Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to solve differential equations. We discuss how to enter the equation properly and how to interpret the solutions. . . . View the lesson
 Section 63: Solving Differential Equations with Initial Conditions Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to solve differential equations with initial conditions. We discuss how to enter the equation properly and how to interpret the solutions. . . . View the lesson
 Section 64: Graphing Solutions of Differential Equations Learn how to use your TI Titanium 89 calculator to graph the solution of a first order differential equation. This helps the student visualize how the entire solution set behaves and gives a graphical overview of the solution set. . . . View the lesson
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