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    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?:confused:
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    Casio fx-83ES.
    Good quality pencils and graph paper.
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    :confused: I read somthing before about buying a calculator which creates graphs etc?
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    yer they are really expesice tho i think a decent one could fetch about £70
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    But, worth it?:p:
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    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
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    No you don't need a graphic calculator, AQA never gives equations and just tells you to draw a graph.
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    What type of calculations are you asked?
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    Rearrange a formula to get T the subject, then plug some numbers in. And so on.
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    Simple formula calculations? Like GCSE equations, but harder?
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    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.
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    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 :p:)
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    :eek: I feel like crying...
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    So did I a year ago. I managed an A
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    You think it's possible? Pulling from BB in double science and B in Maths up too an A grade?:rolleyes: I have doubts!
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    It's not impossible
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    (Original post by calcium878)
    It's not impossible
    Ha, and neither are time portals:p:
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    Get some self-confidence!
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    Lol!
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    (Original post by JordanSHowarth)
    You think it's possible? Pulling from BB in double science and B in Maths up too an A grade?:rolleyes: 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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