Manual

If you start this program for the first time check out the getting started manual.

This is the manual for the version 0.9.10. If you need further help or you would like to suggest new features send a mail to info@algeocalc.com

Calculator: You can evaluate an expression by pressing OK. Scroll up to see the previous calculations. To switch between radians and degrees, press the button 'more' then the DEG/RAD button. You can see the actual mode in the top right corner. The nan answer means "not a number". For example ln(-1) returns nan. Press 'Ans' to get last answer. Note: the last answer must be a number, e.g. the result of a differentiation won't change the value of 'Ans'.

If you press ^ or / you will see that Algeo intelligently places the exponent and the denominator. For example pressing 2 then ^ makes the cursor jump to the exponent level. Here you can enter the exponent. When you want jump down to the normal level simply tap to the right of the expression on a blank field. If you don't like this new method then you can turn it off via Menu → Settings → Old input method.

Using variables: There are three variables: a, b and c. You can access them by pressing the button 'more'. The default value for the variables is 0. To set their values use '='. Example:
a=2+1
a^2 9

Using graphs: You can move the graph by touch. To zoom in and out, use the buttons in the lower right corner. You can trace the function by choosing Trace from the menu. On every function a dot appears. Move your finger across the screen to move the dots. It snaps automatically to intersections and to roots of functions. In the upper part of the screen you will see the evaluated values of the graphed functions.

Table of values: You can generate a numeric table of the functions you specified in the Graph menu. Simply press the button Table. The display shows a list with the values of the functions at given points. You can modify the range settings by pressing "Edit range".

Solving equations: The solve function will solve the given expression in x. If there is no = sign in the equation then it will be solved for 0. So in the example below it solves the equation x^2=0. It only finds one solution. Examples:
solve(x^2) 0
solve(sinx=cosx) 0.785398

Differentiation: You can differentiate with the diff function. Its single parameter is the expression to differentiate. Examples:
diff(x^2) 2*x
diff(tg(x)) cos(x)^(-2)

Integration: Use the int function to calculate the definite integral of a function. The first parameter is the function to integrate, the other two are the endpoints of integration. Examples:
int(x,0,10) 50
int(sinx,-1,1) 0

Taylor-series: To calculate the Taylor-series of a function use the taylor function. The first parameter is the function, the second is the point the Taylor-series is centered, and third one is the exponent of the biggest element. Examples:
taylor(ln(x),1,3) x-1-(x-1)^2/2!+(x-1)^3/3!
taylor(sinx,0,4) -x^3/3!

Combinatorics: The two combinatorial function, nPr and nCr lets you calculate permutations and combinations. nPr calculates the number of r-permutations of n. It gives the the number of ways you can choose r elements and put them in a row from n elements. nCr calculates the number of r-combinations of a set with n elements. It gives the the number of ways you can choose r elements from n elements. Examples:
nPr(5,2) 20
nCr(5,3) 10

Other functions: The functions not explained above are listed in the following table:

Function Description Example
abs Absolute value abs(-5) 5
exp Exponential function exp(1) 2.7182
frac Fractional part frac(1.34) 0.34
floor Floor function, the integer part floor(1.34) 1
gcd Greatest common divisor gcd(6,4) 2
log 10-based logarithm log(100) 2
mod Calculating remainder mod(5,4) 1