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How to find a model of the form $v = at^3 + bt^2 + ct + d$ with TI NSpire?

A homework problem in my book states: An experimental vehicle is tested on a straight track. It starts from rest, and its velocity v (in meters per second) is recorded every 10 seconds for 1 minute. ...
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Calculator similar to Desmos but for 3D

Is there a calculator with functionality similar to Desmos but in 3 dimensions? I am looking to learn about families of quadric surfaces so I am looking for a 3D calculator with sliders.
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Need a good non-graphing calculus calculator that can derive and integrate

It's my 3rd time going through Calculus II and I want to pass this class already. I'm not trying to cheat I just see people with fancy calculators and I have never even used a calculator on tests ...
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Order of powers

Which of the following is $a^{b^c}$ equal to? $a^{(b^c)}$ or ${(a^b)}^c = a^{bc}$ This is probably a really basic question but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere.
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Find the limit $\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{1-\cos 2x}{1-\cos x}$ without using L'Hospital [closed]

Help me calculate this limit: $$\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{1-\cos 2x}{1-\cos x}$$
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2answers
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Expecting a Discontinuity in Piecewise Function on TI-89 but finding Unexpected Results

When I look at the following function $f(x)$, it would seem to me that because there are no $\le$ or $\ge$ inequalities included where the function's formula changes (for the parts relating to ...
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Is there any derivative that the Ti-Nspire can't do?

A fellow student was showing off by quickly have his ti-nspire solve the homework problems. Just wondering if there is any derivative that the ti-nspire would mess up on. Just where is the limit ...
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How do I find, algorithmically, which parts of a given function are interesting to graph?

I'm building a program that does 2D graphing, and was wondering: How can I determine the default zoom level and x/y extents to display on screen, in such a way as to maximise the 'interesting' parts ...
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Calculate derivatives on Casio Graphics Calculator?

Is there any way I can calculate derivatives using a Casio Graphing Calculator? Is there a program available for the calculator which can calculate them?
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“Why do I always get 1 when I keep hitting the square root button on my calculator?”

I asked myself this question when I was a young boy playing around with the calculator. Today, I think I know the answer, but I'm not sure whether I'd be able to explain it to a child or layman ...