If you don't have the instruction manual for your calculator, look here. I will collect links to pages which explain how to graph data and do linear regressions with various calculator models. If you find instructions on the web for a calculator not listed here, let me know and I will add them to this list.
Texas Instruments has a reasonably complete set of manuals for recent calculator models on its web site. To access this, go to their download centre. Select "Guidebooks by Calculator", then pick out your calculator from the drop-down menus.
Maple is a symbolic algebra program which can be used to perform derivatives and integrals, plot functions, etc. You may occasionally find it helpful to use Maple while studying, if only to verify your results. Maple is installed in the undergraduate computing labs.
Although you won't use simulation software in this course, I may from time to time discuss simulation results in class. If you want to experiment with this yourself, here are two packages which are worth investigating:
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