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Graphing Calculators

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Explain that complex graphs can be plotted with the help of graphing calculators.

Everything You'll Have Covered

What is a graphing calculator?

~ A graphing calculator is a learning tool designed to help us visualize and better understand concepts in math and science.

What are some examples of the types of data that can be graphed on a graphing calculator?

~ Some of the many types of data that can be graphed on a graphing calculator include atomic radius versus atomic number over different periods and the titration data of acids and bases.

How do you plot a given set of data on a graphing calculator?

~ To plot a given set of data on a graphing calculator, simply enter all the x- and y-axis data, and the calculator will generate the graph.

What other functions can a graphing calculator perform?

~ In addition to basic graphing tasks, graphing calculators also allow us to collect, view, and analyze real-world data, including the temperature of the air.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define the following terms: calculator, data, and data collection.
Course Physics
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary calculator, data, data collection