Which calculator?

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  • Thread starter sony
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At the university I'm taking my physics bachelor, only these calculators are allowed on exams:

Casio FX-82
Hewlett-Packard HP-30
Texas Instruments TI-30

So which could you reccomend?

Btw, aren't these calculators somewhat "archaic"? Also, is it common not being allowed to use graphing calculators/more advanced calculators at university level?

Thanks
 

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I've always been under the impression TI makes nice stuff. Personally, I like my TI-34 II, although I don't know how close it is to the TI-30.
 
  • #3
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any calculator that can do scientific notation, exponentials, logs, and trig will be good enough.
 
  • #4
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We are not allowed to use graphing calculators at all at my university.

Really there's no point anyway.
 
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Cscott, I have the TI-30 and TI-34 II, the TI-34 II is wonderful and is good for basic math and trignometry and calculus.Sony, for physics I would use TI-30. It is also good, but very simple. Will you need complicated functions?
 
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I guess you didn't notice that cscott's posting is about three and a half years old. :smile:
 

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