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1. Any budding physicions able to recomend a good calculator for A level physics?

I'm also taking chemistry, so a good calculator will be needed. Any other equipment essential?
2. Casio fx-83ES.
Good quality pencils and graph paper.
4. yer they are really expesice tho i think a decent one could fetch about £70
5. But, worth it?
6. BTW, at my enrollment today, my physics teacher informed me that there was no maths content further than B grade intermediate GCSE. Surely she's wrong? lol
7. No you don't need a graphic calculator, AQA never gives equations and just tells you to draw a graph.
8. What type of calculations are you asked?
9. Rearrange a formula to get T the subject, then plug some numbers in. And so on.
10. Simple formula calculations? Like GCSE equations, but harder?
11. My college actually provides us with a graphing calculator. But to be honest, I barely use it. Maybe to check over an answer with certainty but that's about it.
12. eg, PV=nRT (pressure x volume = number of moles x molar gas constant x temperature).
If you're given P, V and n; to figure out T you divide through by nR to get T=PV/(nR) and substitute in the quantities given. R is a constant, given on the data sheet (8.31 J mol^-1 K^-1 if I remember correctly )
13. I feel like crying...
14. So did I a year ago. I managed an A
15. You think it's possible? Pulling from BB in double science and B in Maths up too an A grade? I have doubts!
16. It's not impossible
17. (Original post by calcium878)
It's not impossible
Ha, and neither are time portals
18. Get some self-confidence!
19. Lol!
20. (Original post by JordanSHowarth)
You think it's possible? Pulling from BB in double science and B in Maths up too an A grade? I have doubts!
haha i got BB in double science, and B in maths at GCSE... but then i got high'ish A's in AS physics and AS maths. it's very possible.

but like calcium said, get some self confidence mate

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