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Re: Handheld mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg107736] Re: Handheld mathematica
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 01:51:48 -0500 (EST)
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On 2/24/2010 6:21 AM, ibmichuco at wrote:
> Sigh,
> I don't want a copy of Mathematica on a PDA, as I mentioned
> at the beginning of the post, much less an app for cloud computing.
> I want neither a calculator with augmented reality nor one that
> toasts bread. Just a a hand held calculator that gives a quick
> check to, say
> Cos[t] D[Sin[t]/r D[F[r, t], t], r]
> with
>                                        (0,1)                   (1,1)
>                              Sin[t] F     [r, t]    Sin[t] F     [r, t]
> Out[1]= Cos[t] (-(-------------------) + -------------------)
>                                       2                        r
>                                     r
> regardless if I am online or not.

You do know about the TI-89, right? It's a hand-held calculator that 
does symbolic computations. I believe the underlying engine is based on 
a different CAS (oh, another one that starts with an M), but this is 
pretty much transparent to the user.

Helen Read
University of Vermont

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