Item description for Visual Mathematics, Illustrated by the TI-92 and TI-89 by J. M. Ferrard & H. Lemberg...
The aim of this book is to present basic and advanced mathematical concepts using the graphical and traditional calculator, the TI 92 and the TI 89. These mathematical concepts are commonly taught at some stage of the first three years of college curricula; Analysis (approximations, convergence, differential equations, etc.) Linear Algebra (orthogonality, reduction, etc.). The idea behind this book is totally original and will teach the reader not only all the necessary theorems and examples, but illustrations of the calculator screens and the programs (short versions) will allow the reader to visualize these new concepts directly from the book, or on the calculator, leading to a better understanding through "seeing" and "touching" the mathematical lesson being taught.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Apr 13, 2000
ISBN 2287596852 ISBN13 9782287596858
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Reviews - What do customers think about Visual Mathematics, Illustrated by the TI-92 and TI-89?
For the math geek with time to burn Jan 7, 2007
If you crave portable computation of disparate obscure and advanced mathematics, this is your "cup of tea." However, don't be misled by the editorial review; read the preview of the table of contents that illustrates the limited inclusion of basic mathematics. You could take your TI-89 computations to cocktail parties to show off math that few functional persons have heard of, or do it with Matlab canned programs in the privacy of your home/school, and have the prospect of a life. My time on the mortal coil isn't long enough for this esoterica.
College-level calculus illustrated on graphing calculator Jun 29, 2004
TI-89 is a little computer in itself, and this book is a good example how much can be done with it with proper knowledge and experience. This book covers quite high-end stuff, a short summary of the table of contents will give you an idea: Discrete dynamical systems, Differential equations, Fourier analysis, interpolation and approximation, orthogonality, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Each section starts with formulation of the problem, description of relevant theorems, followed by description of the algorithm(s) to solve it, then (if necessary) a TI-89 program is described, then finally screenshots from the calculator screen are shown. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the calculator, its functions, and its programming language - there is no introduction or instructions how to use it, except for a 20-page long chapter at the very end. The book can be looked at from two points of view - first, as a hands-on tutorial on how to use the TI-89 and TI-92 to solve complicated mathematical problems, second, one can think about this book primarily as a textbook in mathematics as it gives a good tretise of many mathematical problems and only 25-35% of the text deals with the calculator - the rest is pure math. According to the authors, the uniqueness of their approach is that it allows the readers to study complicated topics of mathematics and immediately see how they work by experimenting with solving these problems on a calculator, thus making the mathematics "visual". Unfortunately for this book, it seems to me that many college students tend to use desktop computers equipped with advanced programming languages or commercial packages such as Mathematica or Mathlab for problems of such caliber. I can undestand it - it is much better to write on a resume that you know how to solve problems in Matlab than you know how to use TI-89. Yet it does not diminish the value of this book as a textbook on mathematics as well as one of the few manuals which teach how to do really complicated things on TI-89. My opinion - A very good book for those few who can appreciate it and have time and desire to make it to the end and to learn both mathematical concepts and their implementation on TI-89. NOT a book for high school students. NOT a tutorial on basic functions of the graphing calculator. NOT even a full-scale tutorial on advanced programming - rather a sequence of illustrated examples with some hints along the way. Takes time to get to the end.