Calculators that have a computer algebra system are called symbolic or CAS calculators. Examples of symbolic calculators include the HP 50g, the HP Prime, the TI-89, the TI-Nspire CAS, and the Casio ClassPad series.
Correspondingly, can you use a graphing calculator as a scientific calculator?
A graphing calculator is a scientific calculator with a high resolution screen and includes the ability to plot coordinates and graph functions. Scientific and graphing calculators still have all the basic operations available, so we caution students not to replace mental math and arithmetic with a calculator.
Are all graphing calculators programmable?
As you can see, these calculators also have graphing capabilities. A calculator with graphing capabilities is most likely to be programmable. The easy way to tell if the calculator has graphing capabilities is by looking at the larger screen than would be found on a scientific calculator.
What is a scientific calculator?
A scientific calculator is a type of electronic calculator, usually but not always handheld, designed to calculate problems in science, engineering, and mathematics. They have almost completely replaced slide rules in traditional applications, and are widely used in both education and professional settings.