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.

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, GTplus or GTX} or FX-85{ES, GTplus or GTX} |

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 by stage 4 students in 2019/20 providing the sticker is intact.

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 | FX991{EX} | Matrix/vector operations, spreadsheet facilities, integration, differentiation, 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*