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Calculators

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:39 am
by Michael Nirula
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?

Re: Calculators

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:40 am
by AvaGordon_4F
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".

Re: Calculators

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:41 am
by Michael Nirula
Ok but for test 1 do this week do we not need one?

Re: Calculators

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:45 am
by AvaGordon_4F
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.

Re: Calculators

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:03 am
by Michael Nirula
Ok cool thx

Re: Calculators

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:10 am
by Mikka Hoffman 1C
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.

Re: Calculators

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:21 pm
by Rachel Chau 1L
You should buy one of at least borrow one for the test

Re: Calculators

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:28 pm
by cristinapadilla_1E
Based off of experience from taking the quiz today, calculators are not provided. They sell cheap ones at the bookstore!

Re: Calculators

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:49 am
by Phil Timoteo 1K
You need to buy your own calculator.

Re: Calculators

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:55 am
by Destiny_Ryales_3J
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.

Re: Calculators

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:11 am
by Millicent Navarro 1I
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!

Re: Calculators

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:23 am
by Julia Jones 1G
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.

Re: Calculators

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:29 pm
by Liza Hayrapetyan-3K
Amazon has some for really cheap if this helps, I'm sure you can do the calculations yourself but they will be time-consuming.

Re: Calculators

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:32 pm
by Andrew Sun 1I
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!

Re: Calculators

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:36 pm
by Lauren Solouki 4E
I recommend a scientific calculator

Re: Calculators

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:38 pm
by Anita Wong 1H
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!

Re: Calculators

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:05 pm
by Manas_Varma_4B
I have a TI-30x and it works really well.

Re: Calculators

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:24 pm
by Abhi Vempati 2H
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!

Re: Calculators

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:02 pm
by Naren_Ramesh_4F
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.

Re: Calculators

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:36 am
by Kaitlyn Jang 1F
The syllabus states that "only non-programmable, non-graphing calculators are allowed." Buy one and use it for the test.

Re: Calculators

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:10 pm
by Marykate Abad 3L
I bought a scientific calculator for this class because the syllabus says non-programable calculator is required