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Unformatted text preview: Texas Instruments BAII Plus Tutorial for Use with Fundamentals 11/e and Concise 5/e This tutorial was developed for use with Brigham and Houston’s Fundamentals of Financial Management, 11/e and Concise, 5/e, especially Chapter 2, the Time Value of Money. The calculator’s 110-page manual covers all of its functions in detail, and it is worth the time to go through the manual. However, this does take time, and many of the calculator’s features are not necessary for working the problems in the text. Therefore, we focus on just what’s needed to work the text problems. We recommend that you read the text to get an idea about the concepts, then go through the tutorial to learn how to work the problems efficiently. The examples in the tutorial are identical to the examples in the text, which makes simultaneous coverage especially efficient. Although the tutorial focuses on Chapter 2, it does have a section on Statistical Calculations, which are needed for Chapter 8 of the text. You can defer that part of the tutorial until you get to Chapter 8 of the text. Also, note that the TVM applications covered in text Chapter 2 and this tutorial are required for many text chapters, especially those dealing with bond and stock valuation and capital budgeting. Therefore, it will pay big dividends to learn how to use your calculator early in the course, like right now. BASIC CALCULATOR FEATURES Turning the calculator ON and OFF To turn the calculator on and off, press ON/OFF . Note that turning the calculator off clears the display. Also, the calculator turns itself off about 10 minutes after the last keystroke to conserve the battery. Note too that it has continuous memory, so turning it off does not affect data stored in the registers even though the display goes to zero. The Gold Shift Key, 2nd Most of the keys have white numbers or lettering directly on top and then gold lettering on the frame just above the keys. If the 2nd key has not been pressed then the white keys are active. However, if you press 2nd , then the gold keys are activated, and the word “2nd” appears in the upper left corner of the LCD display. Press the 2nd key again and “2nd" goes away and the white keys are activated. The 2nd key thus toggles between the primary (white) and Texas Instruments BAII Plus Tutorial Page 2 secondary (gold) functions. After you press 2nd , look only at the gold functions. In this tutorial, whenever you see 2nd , the lettering on the next key...
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course FIN 3403 taught by Professor Tapley during the Fall '06 term at University of Florida.
- Fall '06