Buying a calculator for as/a level Watch

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Ok guys i need help buying a scientific calculator for as/a level maths and physics. Iwant something good but not too expensive..anything around 15ish would do ..

any suggestions??:eek3:
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Doesn't a regular Casio with the blue button cost £8?
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never heard of a scintific calculator, come to mention it i have heard of a scientific calculator, but you don't want one of those.
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(Original post by rupertj)
Doesn't a regular Casio with the blue button cost £8?
they cost about 3.99 ..but i want something better than a normal casio
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A graphical calculator will save your butt if you take it to A2 (or beyond) and forget how to draw a certain graph during the exam. Certainly get a scientific calculator, though; the functions you'll definitely need are:
\newline \displaystyle

\sin x,\ \cos x,\ \tan x,\newline

\sin^{-1} x,\ \cos^{-1} x,\ \tan^{-1} x,\ \newline

e^x,\ \ln x,\ \log x,\ \newline

x^2,\ x^y,\ \newline

\sqrt{x},\ \sqrt[y]{x}
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for £15 this should do http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...-22091017.html i use this and am doing further maths, its does everthing u need except draw graphs http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...-22546326.html from personal experinece id say a calculator that can draw graphs will be useful for further maths but is ceratinly not neccessary, especially not for ordinary a level maths, and they are much more expensive (atleast £40) the need of which i dont think justifies the price.
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you cant use graphical calculators and you cant use calculators with external power sources!
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£10 from Ryman (integration and differentiation is invaluable):
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(Original post by Bonz0)
for £15 this should do http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...-22091017.html i use this and am doing further maths, its does everthing u need except draw graphs http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...-22546326.html from personal experinece id say a calculator that can draw graphs will be useful for further maths but is ceratinly not neccessary, especially not for ordinary a level maths, and they are much more expensive (atleast £40) the need of which i dont think justifies the price.

http://www.sharp-world.com/products/...506/index.html

IS THIS ANY GOOD?
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that should be fine for a level. r u doing further maths?
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(Original post by Tintin and the Picaros)
never heard of a scintific calculator, come to mention it i have heard of a scientific calculator, but you don't want one of those.
Perhaps you could post a more constructive reply?
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(Original post by Bonz0)
that should be fine for a level. r u doing further maths?
im not..just normal maths and physics, so which ones better the sharp oneor the casio you are using?
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http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/st...lay+Calculator

Pretty much everyone at my college uses this one.
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ive never used the sharp so cant comment on that, id highly recommend the casio though.
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(Original post by Bonz0)
ive never used the sharp so cant comment on that, id highly recommend the casio though.
does it look likethey have the same functions? or is it just me who thinks the sharp one has got more functions ? btw the sharp one cost 17.77
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(Original post by jayshah31)
£10 from Ryman (integration and differentiation is invaluable):
Get this one, it's what I use and is very good, yet not too expensive, I think my Maths teacher uses this one too :p:
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Get a Casio fx - 991 ES, its the same as the one shown above but got a solar display which everybody knows is vital for as/a level maths :yep: take my word 4 it lolz
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I have a SHARP calculator. It's an EL-9200. Really is brilliant. Thankfully, it doesn't do algebraic differentiation/integration, so it's fine for AS and A2 Maths subjects, and come to think of it, anything else.

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That's the calculator.
It's also good because it can do numerate integration, which is a bonus for C2 for checking answers. And EdExcel allow it for C2, C3 and C4
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If you're doing statistics in Maths then a graphical is well worth the investment. something like this will allow you to be able to do all distributions and things without the need for tables.
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Why not get a simply one, and learn to actually do the maths?
I would recommend getting one that does surds for you - that would have helped me for my A level... Mind you, most of them do now I think...
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