Calculators

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Michael Nirula
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Calculators

Postby Michael Nirula » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:39 am

I brought my TI-84 to college, but those can't be used on tests so do I need to buy a new calculator for the test or are they provided?

AvaGordon_4F
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Re: Calculators

Postby AvaGordon_4F » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:40 am

You'll need to buy a scientific calculator for the midterm and final, I believe. On the syllabus it says that "only non-programmable, non-graphing calculators are allowed".
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Michael Nirula
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Re: Calculators

Postby Michael Nirula » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:41 am

Ok but for test 1 do this week do we not need one?

AvaGordon_4F
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Re: Calculators

Postby AvaGordon_4F » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:45 am

Honestly not sure... Maybe email your TA? They're probably not going to provide calculators, so if they say you can't use yours that would be awful. Definitely borrow one to be safe.

Michael Nirula
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Re: Calculators

Postby Michael Nirula » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:03 am

Ok cool thx

Mikka Hoffman 1C
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Re: Calculators

Postby Mikka Hoffman 1C » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:10 am

I would buy a calculator to use on the test because you will need it for calculations like molar mass and dimensional analysis calculations which can be tricky and time consuming to do by hand. Calculators were not provided during my test, but it might be worth it to double check with your TA.

Rachel Chau 1L
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Re: Calculators

Postby Rachel Chau 1L » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:21 pm

You should buy one of at least borrow one for the test

cristinapadilla_1E
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Re: Calculators

Postby cristinapadilla_1E » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:28 pm

Based off of experience from taking the quiz today, calculators are not provided. They sell cheap ones at the bookstore!

Phil Timoteo 1K
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Re: Calculators

Postby Phil Timoteo 1K » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:49 am

You need to buy your own calculator.

Destiny_Ryales_3J
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Re: Calculators

Postby Destiny_Ryales_3J » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:55 am

If you're in a hurry to buy one and cannot order it or go to target to get one, they sell scientific calculators at the store in Lu Valle commons. It's the store underground by Dodd Hall.

Millicent Navarro 1I
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Re: Calculators

Postby Millicent Navarro 1I » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:11 am

Personally, I always brought a scientific calculator with me for an exam/test. On the Chem14A syllabus, it does say you may only bring "non-programmable and non-graphing calculators". Hope this helps!

Julia Jones 1G
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Re: Calculators

Postby Julia Jones 1G » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:23 am

You cannot use any form of graphing calculator on the test unfortunately so you will either need to borrow a scientific calculator or purchase one.

Liza Hayrapetyan-3K
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Re: Calculators

Postby Liza Hayrapetyan-3K » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:29 pm

Amazon has some for really cheap if this helps, I'm sure you can do the calculations yourself but they will be time-consuming.

Andrew Sun 1I
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Re: Calculators

Postby Andrew Sun 1I » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:32 pm

I use a TI-30X and it works wonders. Also heard a few of the Casio ones have a fraction button that would help you organize or visualize your work better!

Lauren Solouki 4E
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Re: Calculators

Postby Lauren Solouki 4E » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:36 pm

I recommend a scientific calculator

Anita Wong 1H
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Re: Calculators

Postby Anita Wong 1H » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:38 pm

I like my calculator because you can scroll and use the last answer to solve another problem! So if you calculate the molar mass of a compound you don't have to re type it! It's the Ti-30xs! I really recommend it!

Manas_Varma_4B
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Re: Calculators

Postby Manas_Varma_4B » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:05 pm

I have a TI-30x and it works really well.

Abhi Vempati 4D
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Re: Calculators

Postby Abhi Vempati 4D » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:24 pm

I did some research on scientific calculators and settled on the TI-36X Pro, but I've heard the TI-30X also works great. I personally preferred the 36 because it seems to be slightly more advanced, but I don't think there's a huge difference between the two. Good luck!

Naren_Ramesh_4D
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Re: Calculators

Postby Naren_Ramesh_4D » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:02 pm

My TA said that it is best to purchase a simple, 4-function calculator or a simple scientific calculator. Apparently, TI-84's are not used in most university tests.

Kaitlyn Jang 1F
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Re: Calculators

Postby Kaitlyn Jang 1F » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:36 am

The syllabus states that "only non-programmable, non-graphing calculators are allowed." Buy one and use it for the test.

Marykate Abad 3L
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Re: Calculators

Postby Marykate Abad 3L » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:10 pm

I bought a scientific calculator for this class because the syllabus says non-programable calculator is required


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