This is a TI 83:
Your TI-83 comes equiped with:
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
|Zilog Z80 running at 6 MHz||Translation: This is the "Brain" of your calculator|
RAM (Random Access Memory)
|27.3K||Translation: This is the "Memory" of your calculator. It can store 27300 charactors (letters, numbers).|
OS (Operating System)
|EOS (Equation Operating System)||Translation: This is the interface to you, and is stored in your calculator's ROM. TI BASIC is part of the EOS.|
Screen (Output Device)
|8x16 Charactors (62x94 pixels GRAPHING MODE)||Translation: The screen is the output device that tells you what the calculators is doing, and allows you to see what you are inputing to the calculator.|
|Translation: Input device.|
This information can be found in "Getting Started" and Chapter 1, in yourmanual
The Wrong Way: Telling it how much you love it.
The Right Way On the left corner of the calculator is the on key. Press it.
You will see a cursor. To access many item, press it's key. If whay you want is in yellow, press [2ND] and then press the item. To access any of the charactors in green then press [ALPHA] and the key. To put in to alpha lock press [2ND] [ALPHA].
If you get a menu, use the arrow keys to navigate the menus. To exit a menu withoutselecting an item, press [CLEAR]. To select an item: Highlight it and press [ENTER].
No, don't try to match make your calculator to another!
If this is the first time you have used your calculator, and/or you have no programs in memory, then you should clear the memory.Below is the how to guide for this operation:
If you see nothing, you may need to set the contrast. To do so press [2ND] and then the UP key until you see the cursor.
So what did you think? Please E-mail me your suggestions (good or bad) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With this first lesson mastered, you may move on to Chapter 2.
Or you may go back to the table of contents.