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Calculators

gator1089gator1089 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
edited January 2008 in University of Florida
Hi, I am currently a senior in high school. I', in ap calc this year, and was wondering if it would be a good idea to invest in a ti89. I am hoping to attend uf next fall, and major in either microbiology or some type of engineering if this helps.
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Replies to: Calculators

  • doubleplaydoubleplay Registered User Posts: 3,550 Senior Member
    Hi gator, my kids have ti89 calculators and they are in engineering and biology. I'm just a mom, though. We actually just replaced one... grrrr... that got 'lost'. If you are thinking about replacing a calculator (say, your ti83), I'd replace it with the ti89titanium. Can't hurt.
  • ASMAJASMAJ Registered User Posts: 2,097 Senior Member
    Personally, I would say no. At UF you cant use a calculator in calc 1, 2, or 3. Some differential equations classes use it, as well as some calc 3. If you decide on microbio then I would defiantly say no. You wont use it. A scientific is all you need. If you are engineering then you can buy it (but a 89 is not needed), but if you want you can get it. I know many who use an 83 in engineering.
  • ASMAJASMAJ Registered User Posts: 2,097 Senior Member
    Also microbio, from my knowledge only take up to calc 1 (and many take stats too). Biochem goes to calc 2.
  • kaitlinc3kaitlinc3 Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    If you have to take stat, I'd get an 84. I have an 89 (I'm in high school), and it's great for calc when we're allowed to use it, but it's slow on a lot of stat things. I find 84's to be very efficient when it comes to stat.
  • physhphysh Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Get the 89. It helps for chemistry, especially when you want to type everything in.
  • iamapersonnniamapersonnn Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I'm in calc2 now and my professor lets us use our TI89s on the test
  • kaitlinc3kaitlinc3 Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    I wish my calc teacher let us use 89's on our tests. I think he's afraid of them, though. Seriously.
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