tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post4456238347508118786..comments2017-08-19T05:40:27.915-07:00Comments on Eddie's Math and Calculator Blog: TI-36X Pro ReviewEdward Shorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13278913865743064653noreply@blogger.comBlogger62125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-73409129542253229372017-06-30T17:47:20.398-07:002017-06-30T17:47:20.398-07:00Personally, I would choose the Canon over the TI b...Personally, I would choose the Canon over the TI because of the CODATA 2010 physical constants, the more extensive conversions, the ability to handle 4x4 matrices, and the ability to solve 4th order equations.Granthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13516238106885929002noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-59045956817808408762017-05-25T19:48:17.214-07:002017-05-25T19:48:17.214-07:00Just wondering if there is a way to explicitly inp...Just wondering if there is a way to explicitly input something that would work as infinity within an integral on the 36X pro. I notice when attempting to calculate the integral from 0 to infinity of something like e^(-x), the calculator starts giving incorrect results when you increase the upper integral bound above 3563 (result should be 1 but at upper bound of 3564, but instead we see .000009968).<br /><br />Great calculator though, I use it over my TI-89 all the time because they really did a good job making the things that are useful very accessible. liquidifyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08508090008162044063noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-38206812509647358732017-03-14T06:08:29.300-07:002017-03-14T06:08:29.300-07:00Yes - it is a calculator worth checking out. Yes - it is a calculator worth checking out. Edward Shorehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13278913865743064653noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-72813525587339037352017-03-10T18:52:47.558-08:002017-03-10T18:52:47.558-08:00Would you choose this or the Canon F-792SGA? Mainl...Would you choose this or the Canon F-792SGA? Mainly used for university calculus.Alex Sewellhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01312571815007380975noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-30539944179531823442017-01-29T15:21:39.385-08:002017-01-29T15:21:39.385-08:00Good question Mark. I don't think the way sto...Good question Mark. I don't think the way stored operations are set up, we could use operations on sin(x) or e^(x). The closest thing I can think of, is to use a stored operation as a formula in x or a. <br /><br />op=sin(x) [ or other function ]<br /><br />Store the argument in x and run the op as such: 1 [op]. It is interpreted as 1 * [ f(x) ]. I tested this on a TI-34II but I would imagine the TI-36X Pro would handle this just fine.<br /><br />EddieEdward Shorehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13278913865743064653noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-13223185032347228062017-01-26T13:28:01.401-08:002017-01-26T13:28:01.401-08:00Been playing with stored operations. Does anyone ...Been playing with stored operations. Does anyone know how to punch a variable and then have an operation such as sin or e^ being performed ?Mark Grattanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02570145225382533973noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-5668993947860760682016-10-21T03:22:47.183-07:002016-10-21T03:22:47.183-07:00It is important to notice, that in Europe TI 36X P...It is important to notice, that in Europe TI 36X Pro is still being sold as TI 30X Pro and Yes it's updated bug free version.<br />Cheers!Marcin F. Michalskihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00884865892836803146noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-91413812346528352112016-02-08T12:55:28.037-08:002016-02-08T12:55:28.037-08:00This comment has been removed by the author.Murat Alioğluhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18286616506656343333noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-45301792068878355712015-11-28T18:42:35.874-08:002015-11-28T18:42:35.874-08:00I have a hard time getting certain approximations....I have a hard time getting certain approximations. when i type e^ any negative power or ln of any negative number I get a syntax errorDavid Avaloshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05952416566486335811noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-11533094930727865872015-09-01T17:15:08.302-07:002015-09-01T17:15:08.302-07:00Awesome thread. Learned on a TI82/83 in high scho...Awesome thread. Learned on a TI82/83 in high school. Can't use those on the FE/PE so i picked TI86-Pro. Love, love, love it. <br /><br />Advice to potential engineers: buy and use the calculator you are more familiar with. you have enough to learn and you dont need to complicate it with trying to learn how a new calculator works. If you aren't familiar with ANY of them, then it doesn't matter what you pick. For what it's worth, ppi2pass likes the casio FX 115ES. I'm more comfortable with TI so that's what i used.<br /><br />As for the % issue. All of you purists are right - the % key "works" perfectly, exactly as designed - it correctly divides by 100 - cosmic. Hit your start button, type in 'calc' and fire up the old windows calculator. Now type 21.99 + 9.75% and enjoy the result of 24.134025. Wasn't that easier? Don't you now wish your calculator did that? I guess i wish i could toggle that behavior somehow...weowhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07697169672062163524noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-32958537477318986612015-06-15T16:10:44.169-07:002015-06-15T16:10:44.169-07:00"typing 21.99 + 9.75% returns 22.0875, not 24..."typing 21.99 + 9.75% returns 22.0875, not 24.134025 (what it should be)."<br />To do this, you type [ 21.99 * 109.75% ]. Don't blame the calculator because you don't understand proper syntax. In what world is [ 21.99 + 9.75% ] correct in any way? Brad Onderhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15463143796046953517noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-25415085793135763212015-06-15T16:07:09.919-07:002015-06-15T16:07:09.919-07:00"typing 21.99 + 9.75% returns 22.0875, not 24..."typing 21.99 + 9.75% returns 22.0875, not 24.134025 (what it should be)."<br />To do this, you type [ 21.99 * 109.75% ]. Don't blame the calculator because you don't understand proper syntax. In what world is [ 21.99 + 9.75% ] correct in any way? Brad Onderhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15463143796046953517noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-79189424399306277382015-05-01T08:14:58.285-07:002015-05-01T08:14:58.285-07:00Thanks for the review Eddie. Is there a way to add...Thanks for the review Eddie. Is there a way to add text notes to this model? If so, could you share? Thanks againRobert Maddenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10128036607284896247noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-28507179723477750962015-02-22T14:22:00.721-08:002015-02-22T14:22:00.721-08:00It should. The thing you need to watch for is doe...It should. The thing you need to watch for is does whether f(x) has a value (exists) for it's interval. If f(x) divides by zero, chances are the integral will not calculate. Make small adjustments to the limits (i.e. from 1 to .99999) and you should be OK.<br /><br />EddieEdward Shorehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13278913865743064653noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-25974584938044407692015-02-18T16:58:39.569-08:002015-02-18T16:58:39.569-08:00Can someone help me with a doubt? I just bought a ...Can someone help me with a doubt? I just bought a TI-36x pro and this is my first good scientific calculator and I'm learning how to use it. Why it does not calculate integrals like ∫(1-x)dx or ∫1/(1-x)dx (with appropriate upper and lower limits)?vanessa coelhohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01173821402605348463noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-42661114905517269422015-02-11T18:41:59.576-08:002015-02-11T18:41:59.576-08:00To be honest John, I don't know. One problem ...To be honest John, I don't know. One problem that we can run into if we tried to use the TI-36X Pro is that the battery allows for data to be stored in the calculator after the calculator is turned off. <br /><br />To contrast, the classical TI solar calculators (30-STAT+, 36X to name two) do not have battery back up. Each time the calculator was turned off or the calculator was removed from a light source, the entire contents of memory were cleared. <br /><br />Eddie Edward Shorehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13278913865743064653noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-24650490126408131212015-02-10T09:07:46.204-08:002015-02-10T09:07:46.204-08:00Hi Eddie,
I'm quite a fan of TI calculators a...Hi Eddie,<br /><br />I'm quite a fan of TI calculators and have a question regarding TI-36X Pro. If the battery (CR2032) was taken out from this calculator, will it still work properly if there was enough strong light shining on its solar panel???<br /><br />Also, I noticed there are some differences between this and TI-68:<br /><br />1) The polynomial equation solver for TI-68 can solve equations of degrees 2-4; the TI-36X pro only degrees 2-3.<br />2) The simultaneous equation solver for TI-68 can solve 2 - 5 equations, while the TI-36X pro only 2 - 3 equations of this type.<br />3) On the TI-68, there is a delta % function, where it works out the difference between two numbers in %. I don't think the TI-36X pro has one.<br /><br />Please answer me if the TI-36X pro can be powered up (without battery) by sunlight/strong indoor light, thanks.<br /><br />JohnJohn Liuhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17408255241838184064noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-79756874111915295272014-12-08T16:24:44.832-08:002014-12-08T16:24:44.832-08:00But, Eddie, the Casio loses all of your work when ...But, Eddie, the Casio loses all of your work when it times-out and powers-off; a complete failure in an advanced scientific calculator; the TI retains your work.Lonewolf™https://www.blogger.com/profile/17592367417704960634noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-38401016144471355552014-11-08T14:55:22.729-08:002014-11-08T14:55:22.729-08:00Cannon F-792SGA would definitely qualify as a four...Cannon F-792SGA would definitely qualify as a fourth option.<br /><br />Edward Shorehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13278913865743064653noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-51618400794706135912014-11-08T14:54:03.983-08:002014-11-08T14:54:03.983-08:00I think because the fx-115ES had the better keyboa...I think because the fx-115ES had the better keyboard and it has a larger constant/conversion library. However, all three calculators are close - so you really can't go wrong with any of them. <br /><br />Hope this helps.Edward Shorehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13278913865743064653noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-68541916174677048032014-11-06T20:22:17.373-08:002014-11-06T20:22:17.373-08:00Why?Why?Lucyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04881508017356890989noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-41146981430040673682014-10-21T14:29:41.563-07:002014-10-21T14:29:41.563-07:00You helped me a lot, because I had the same proble...You helped me a lot, because I had the same problem.<br />Thanksmarieloshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02030104698390704026noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-44112672196946632372014-09-27T20:03:19.330-07:002014-09-27T20:03:19.330-07:00Eddie,
Thank you very much.
JacobEddie,<br /><br />Thank you very much.<br /><br />JacobJacob Ross Parkhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03334802282557363400noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-81724737484263621502014-09-27T17:55:12.428-07:002014-09-27T17:55:12.428-07:00Jacob,
No. Currently, I don't think there is...Jacob,<br /><br />No. Currently, I don't think there is any calculator that offers conversions to exact roots higher than the order 2. <br /><br />EddieEdward Shorehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13278913865743064653noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9169922911599301079.post-61721914318228967682014-09-24T04:38:14.213-07:002014-09-24T04:38:14.213-07:00Thank you for your helpful review and your helpful...Thank you for your helpful review and your helpful replies to various inquiries. I am debating between buying the TI-36X Pro and the fx-115ES. While I am leaning toward buying the TI-36X Pro, I would like to ask one question before making a purchase regarding the comment I am replying to. You said the TI-36X Pro does not offer conversions to exact roots for roots other than square roots. Does the fx-115ES? Thank you in advance.<br /><br />JacobJacob Ross Parkhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03334802282557363400noreply@blogger.com