You can use this Graphing Calculator to **graph** **functions**, **equations** (containing variables on both sides) and
**parametric** expressions using this syntax.

In particular you can use the Graphing Calculator to graph **conic sections** (of the general form ax^2 + bxy + cy^2 - dx + ey - f = 0, which can be a **circle**, **ellipse**, **parabola**, **hyperbola** or some degenerated graphs) and **level curves**, which are in the form F(x,y) = c.

You can set the accuracy of the graphs by selecting an option from **Graph Accuracy** drop-down list. In general, the higher the accuracy, the longer it takes to graph expressions.

This graphing calculator can be used as an equation solver to easily **find x-intercepts** (*zeros* or *roots*) of functions ( how? ).
In addition you can use it as a derivative graphing calculator to **calculate and graph 1st and 2nd order derivatives** ( how? ) of functions and parametric equations.

To copy or save graphs first press the **Save graph** button. An image of the graphs will appear below the calculator. Right-click on an image and then from the pop-up menu select the desired option.

To **evaluate** a **function** or a **parametric** expression type in a **number** or a **numeric (constant) expression** in the box provided; the function or parametric values are displayed automatically with the number of decimal places which can be specified by using the slider provided.

When you select **Polar** from the top right of the graphing canvas, the **polar** *coordinate system* will be displayed and the graphs are drawn on it. By pressing **Animate** you can see how **polar graphs** or **parametric graphs** are constructed. You can **Pause** and **Run** the animation by using the panel which now appears on the bottom of the Graphing Calculator. You can also change the *speed* of *graphing animation* by using the slider provided.

Tip: As you type:

**pi**is replaced by**π**,**inf**(**infinity**) is replaced by**∞**, and**..t**is replaced by**θ**. Also see Syntax.

You can set the following options by pressing the (gear) button on the top left corner of the graph canvas; a scrollable transparent or opaque pane is displayed.

- Enter the amount of angle by which you want to rotate an axis and press
**Apply**. (When graphing using the**Cartesian**coordinate system, in addition to the usual**rectangular**coordinate systems, this**Graphing Calculator**is capable of graphing in**non-perpendicular****Cartesian**coordinate systems by rotating the axes.) **Label an axis**with any number (π, π/2, 1+√2, etc.).- Select the angle mode (
**radians**—*default*,**degrees**or**grades**).Note: Since the values of

**trigonometric**functions depend on the angle mode you select, the**graphs**of expressions containing trigonometric functions will, as expected, differ as you change from**RAD**mode (*default*) to other modes. - Furthermore, if you
*deselect*the**Graph as you interact**option, the*graph as you type*feature will be turned off and you will have to press**Graph selected expressions**, which now appears on the bottom of the calculator, to update the graphs whenever you make any changes to the expressions or coordinate plane (i.e., move the origin, rotate axes, etc.). - Change the thickness of the graphs by using the slider provided.
- Optionally display the controls on the top of the Graphing Calculator that enable you to start/pause and stop rotation of any or all axes.

MouseMatics!

Rotate Axis, Translate and Change Scale by using your mouseIn addition to inputting data — by first pressing the *gear* button — you can use your mouse to perform some functionality unique to this **interactive graphing calculator** as outlined below.

- Click on (or near) an axis and move your mouse to
**rotate the axis**. The graph(s) are drawn in*generalized*(*non-perpendicular*) Cartesian coordinate systems. Click again to release the axis. - Drag the mouse to
**move the coordinate system**together with the graphs. - Double-click in the canvas to
**move the origin**to where was clicked. - Hold down Alt key and click on an axis to
**change the scale (zoom in one direction)**; the point which was clicked will be labeled "1" (or "-1") and becomes the new unit for that axis.

**Note**: If **Graph As You Interact** is selected, the graphs are automatically updated when performing the above, and in general, any interaction with the graphing calculator, i.e., typing, mouse operations and clicking a button. Otherwise, you have to press **Graph Selected Expressions** to reflect the changes you have made.