**Date:** Sat, 26 Oct 2002 18:20:37 -0400

**Author:** "Jason St. John"

**Subject:** Re: What is a Vector Capable Calculator?

**Post:**

George,

Could it be that they refer to Texas Instruments' TI-83, -85, etc. (and

Casio makes some, too) graphing calculators? They are equipped with

matrix algebra functions, and allow the user to specify several matrices,

including column matrices such as vectors. There may even be models which

can handle non-numerical elements in the matrices, such as algebraic

expressions.

A guess, but my feeling is that it's right.

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Boston University Physics Lecture Demonstrations

On 2002-10-26.16:36 owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu sent:

The preface to the 6th ed. of Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday,

Resnick, etc.

mentions "vector-capable calculators". What does this mean?

Can someone give me some examples of these?