Is The Classpad A Symbolic Calculator?
Posted 03 November 2004 - 06:54 PM
I'm wondering if the classpad is a symbolic calculator since such calculators are not allowed at most universities in Norway.
Would you say the classpad is suiteable for education at university up to an MA in physics or mathmatics?
Can someone explain exactly what makes a calculator symbolic?
Thanks for any help.
Posted 03 November 2004 - 07:21 PM
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Posted 03 November 2004 - 08:24 PM
Posted 03 November 2004 - 08:43 PM
you could do that, and while it is a bit under-developed at the moment it is very powerfull... you should find it very effective as it is unless you are doing engeneering, in which case you may want to hold off on a CP.
I'm a tad green on this stuff... What do you mean by engineering? I am most likely to be doing physics (quantum and plasmaphysics primarily) and maths relevant to this up to MA level (5 years university).
Some people here say that engineering is alot of matrix stuff, but noone knows what that is
Posted 03 November 2004 - 09:34 PM
i only use my classpad for programming
Posted 03 November 2004 - 09:49 PM
How good is the touchscreen to work with? I think it looks like it's kinda weird to have to tap on the screen to for example get log 13 or some simple function. On a normal calc you could use one hand quite effectively, while here you have to use the stylus as well.
How do you think the classpad is to work with during normal studying?
Posted 03 November 2004 - 10:20 PM
for instance on the classpad you could do the following:
(= harware key, ()=software key)
Log  
appears on the screen. and you can input the values.
Posted 03 November 2004 - 10:28 PM
There is one thing I havent asked yet (forgot about it). How fast is the CP? Is it as fast as the 9850GB PLUS, or is it in the league of the TI-84 silver ed? Primarily it's the graph function which is most important (also the g-solv for the graph).
Thanks for all your help. It is not easy finding info about these things...
Posted 04 November 2004 - 12:26 AM
Posted 05 November 2004 - 06:14 PM
The ClassPad is very fast. One thing I've never had complaints about is the speed.
Using the touch screen is awkward. Some tell me I'll get used to it with practice, but I have used it for months and it is still very awkward. The few advantages the touch screen would offer over a well laid-out keyboard are offset by the poor implimentation of the user interface. I can work far faster on my HP 49G, and I consider the 49G's keyboard to be fairly bad. (The layout is pretty good, but the touch and feedback are terrible.)
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