Question about Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphic Calculator
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculator Question: I have an integral from 0 to a, and I need to find the value of a for which the integral equals 1. How do I find this with my graphing calculator?
There are several ways of doing this.
Since you're using a graphing calculator, you can always graph it as a function of 'a' and use the graphical tools.
Another way is to use the solve() function. For example, to find the value of a where the integral of sin(x) from 0 to a equals one, enter
solve( and fnInt( are accessible through the CATALOG. The 1.5 is an initial guess.
Posted on Apr 19, 2014
Testimonial: "Thanks for the help! I've tried the Solve suggestion (as I don't know how to find it by graphing) but when I try to solve for A the calculator responds with ERR:SYNTAX and brings me back to the comma before the last A in the eqn :("
Here is an example using an integrand of (1-X^2). For the explanation see another expert's answer.The screen capture shows the whole entry line (with a result in the middle). If your calculator does not show the integral template, upgrade it to the latest OS version.
The integral as a function of A is equal to
Using the approximate result obtained above you see that the result is very close to 1. The result is exactly 1 but I would not take it at face value because of rounding errors.
Posted on Apr 20, 2014
Testimonial: "Thanks for the help! Erm, how did you access that integral on your calculator? I'm not sure if I have it."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
My screen was frozen and I needed to do a manual reset. If you take out 1 battery from the back....hold the "del" key down and reinsert the battery while holding it down....it will reload the programming into the calc
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
Hi persaud sabr, ~Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the PC and the calculator. Remove all of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn the calculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary. If the above process did not work. Try re-doing the procedure and, extend the time in step 4 by 5 minutes to 10 minutes before you put all the batteries back in the calculator.
Make sure the batteries are in correctly? The batteries alternate negative/positive, positive/ negative and so on. The first time I put the batteries in, I didn't have them in correctly. I know if it happen to me anybody could make the same mistake. and of course the calculator will never come on if the batteries aren't in correctly.
The process below should reset your calculator.
Please be prepared to re-install the calculator's OS if you run through this process.
Press and release the 2ND key. Press and hold the Up-arrow key for a few seconds. Now, Pressing the [2nd] key followed by pressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. Is the screen showing any activity? If not continue the process.
reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display the
message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message. If calculator did not display the message try pressing and releasing the [2nd] key followed by pressing and releasing the up arrow for one second. goto step 2.
"Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the
TI-83 family or TI-84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system. If the calculator did not turn on connect the calculator to the computer and open Ti Connect. Next, open Device Explorer. Is the calculator asking to be installed? goto step 3.
~Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
~Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS. When or, if the calculator install the fresh OS goto step 4.
~Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the PC and the calculator.
Remove all of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn the calculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.
If the above process did not work. Try re-doing the procedure and, extend the time in step 4 by 5 minutes to 10 minutes before you put all the batteries back in the calculator.
Posted on Jan 04, 2011
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