Students are allowed to use an **approved** straightforward non-programmable scientific calculator in the
examinations and assessed tests set by the Department. Calculators on the 'approved' list below should be taken to the
Education Support Office in the Physics Building during the normal opening hours
to have a special tamper-proof label stuck to the case.

Candidates must not bring into an examination or assessed test any calculator that is not marked and listed as approved. Calculators will be added to the approved list on request provided that they do not have:

- programmable features, or
- graphical display capabilities, or
- features that allow storage, manipulation, or communication of data in ways that could give the user an advantage over other candidates.

A student who already owns, or intends to purchase, a calculator which has any of these features
will need to obtain (*e.g.* from the Guild of Students Shop) a low-cost
alternative for use in examinations.

Calculator models on this list are widely available, inexpensive and approved for use where permitted by the rubric in examinations and tests set by Physics:

Maker | Models |
---|---|

Casio | FX-83{ES or GTplus} or FX-85{ES or GTplus} |

Sharp | Writeview EL-W531 |

Hewlett Packard | HP10S or HP300S |

Texas | TI-30IIS |

The following calculators were approved in previous years but are now deprecated. They may still be used in exams providing they still have an intact sticker:

Maker | Models |
---|---|

Canon | F-715S, F-718SGA |

Casio | FX-31, FX-82{AU,AU PLUS,ES,L,LB,MS,SX,SUP,super,TL-A}, FX-85, FX-85{B,MS,N,S,SA,V,VH,WA}, FX-92, FX-95, FX-100{D,W}, FX-115{D,M,S,W}, FX-250HA, FX-300ESplus, FX-350{ES,MS,WA}, FX-570{C,CD,D,S,W}, FX-991{s,WA}, FX-922{S,V}, FX-992S |

Citizen | SRP-270{N,X} |

Karce | KC-108 |

Logik | LK-183, LK-830 |

Sharp | EL-506R, EL-509W, EL-520{G,L,R,V,W}, EL-521, EL-530V, EL-546L, EL-556G |

Texas | TI-30{eco RS,IIS,stat,X,XIIB,XIIS,XS}, TI-34II, TI-35plus, TI-36X |

Hewlett Packard | HP6S |

Morrisons | Scientific model |

Trago | SCL/1 |

Tandy | EC-4031 |

Truly | 105 |

W H Smith/Texet | Albert{2,3,4,5}, FX900, FX1000, FX2000 |

Unbranded | ΩSC99 |

Some of the calculators that have been considered and **rejected** under the above guidelines are as follows:

Maker | Model | Features that caused rejection |
---|---|---|

Canon | F-700 | Programmable, solves linear equations |

Casio | FX-85W | Formula memories |

Casio | FX100MS | Equations (polynomial, simultaneous,symbols, etc.) |

Casio | FX115MS | Equations (polynomial, simultaneous, etc.) |

Casio | FX570{ES,ES+,MS} | Matrix/vector operations, equations (polynomial, simultaneous, etc.) |

Casio | FX991{ES,ES+,MS} | Matrix/vector operations, equations (polynomial, simultaneous, etc.) |

Casio | Casio FX-50F | Programmable, formulae |

Casio | Casio FX-3650P | Programmable |

Casio | FX-7400G | Graphical, programmable, etc. |

Casio | FX-9750GII | Graphicaletc. |

Casio | FX-CG20 | Graphicaletc. |

Casio | Graph 30 | Graphical, programmable, etc. |

Citizen | SRP-265 | Programmable, unit conversions. |

Sharp | EL-506V | Formula memories; Algebraic substitution |

Sharp | EL-506W | Formula memories; Physical Constants; Non-linear regression; Matrix functions |

Sharp | EL-546W | Formula memories; Physical Constants; Non-linear regression; Matrix functions |

Texas | TI-30X PRO | Unit conversions, numerical calculus, etc. |

Texas | TI-82{STATS} | Graphical, programmable, etc. |

Texas | TI-83plus | Graphical, programmable, etc. |

Texas | TI-84plus | Graphical, programmable, etc. |

*See also: Taking Examinations and Tests*