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  1. capini

    capini Member

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    My son will be persuing an aeronautical engineering degree at the Academy. He already has a Ti 84 calculator that he is using in his Calc. II class in high school, but was wondering if it would be beneficial to get the Ti 89 for the rest of his math classes. The next question is...what is the progression of math classes for that degree? He is working with a tutor, and they want to forge ahead so he has some groundwork in the next class he will take at the Academy.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Capini
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Nope. Most of the basic classes use a simple scientific calculator. The classes using more advanced math use PC based programs, like Matlab.
     
  3. Packerfan735

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    yeah i bought a TI-89... love it to death... it really can do everything.. and now i'm attached... and have to use a TI-30 at the academy.. don't buy one lol
     
  4. capini

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    sooo..he wouldn't even be able to use his TI-84? He should not even bother taking it to the Academy? Also, could use the pregression of math classes he will be taking for an aeronautical degree. Thanks guys!

    Capini
     
  5. Mikil

    Mikil USAFA Cadet

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    There is absolutely no need to bring any sort of calculator for your math classes here...it will not be used/will not be allowed. Take this from someone who has gone through the aero program.
     
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    eagle36 USAFA Alumnus

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    many later classes (not core) allow you to use a personal calculator if you choose, but as said above these courses normally have computer programs which are much more efficient and easier to learn on since its taught to the class. i have my TI-83 and use it now since i lost my "honorlator", but i could easily survive without it
     
  8. Packerfan735

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    your son may also check his homework using his TI-84.. so he should probably take it... just dont become dependent on it...
     
  9. capini

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    Thanks people. He appreciates the info.

    Capini
     

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