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

Author: "Jason St. John"

Subject: Re: What is a Vector Capable Calculator?



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

A guess, but my feeling is that it's right.
Jason St. John 617.353.2634
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On 2002-10-26.16:36 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?