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Hey any current engineering students, what type of calculators do you guys use? I have to buy a new calculator, and i figure i might as well buy one i can use next year in university. Any help would be appreciated!
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Alright thanks. Do the calculus professors not allow calculator use?
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In my undergrad (mechanical engineering at the U of A) I was never allowed a calculator for any calculus exams. Most of my other courses a calculator was allowed, but it had to be from a list of approved ones with a sticker showing that it was acceptable.

I used a graphing calculator ALL THE TIME for homework though. The larger screen is invaluable. I use it a lot now in grad school too.
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Not in Engineering but our first year math courses are similar:

"Calculators are evil" - Every Math prof I've had so far.
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You simply don't need a calculator for calculus. You don't do any complicated algebra. A calculator isn't exactly going to help you do integrals and derivatives, for example
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@ktel wrote
You simply don't need a calculator for calculus. You don't do any complicated algebra. A calculator isn't exactly going to help you do integrals and derivatives, for example



Well, in high school I remember checking my derivatives with a calculator using first principles haha

That used to be funny, it would be so easy to verify answers in high school calculus.
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The one I've had since Grade 10 and can still be used in my Algebra, Stats, Phys, and Chem courses: http://www.shopcasio.com/product/1933

Some schools restrict you on calculators from not having graphing and calculus functions. This one's perfect.
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^..That's wat i use currently..! I absolutely love this calculator and cant think of changing it by any means! Its almost perfect for me! p.s. im in grade 12
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I'm allowed to bring a calculator (either non-programmable or "approved" model) to all my test/exams. Like the others said, of course, you probably won't need a calculator for first-year calculus.

Depending on your school, there might be cases where you're only allowed an "approved" calculator. For example, I found this list for McGill engineering. Waterloo engineering, on the other hand, is fine with any non-programmable calculator as long as it has no memory.
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Haha I was told to get a graphing calculator for high school math, but I guess I won't be needing it next year..
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