Calculators for advanced physics test

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t3chn0n3rd
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Calculators for advanced physics test

Postby t3chn0n3rd » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:48 pm

Wow I wish we could use calculators. I can remember most sine,, cosine tan. But I dont know how many natural logarithms I can remember.

There also might be many time consuming tedious divisions, and multiplications etc.

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Re: Calculators for advanced physics test

Postby pqortic » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:51 am

Search before posting!!!

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grae313
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Re: Calculators for advanced physics test

Postby grae313 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:25 pm

He was not asking if they could be used, just discussing his laments. I know it makes it harder to search for information, but this is also a discussion forum and the guy was just discussing. No need to close the topic.

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Re: Calculators for advanced physics test

Postby nathan12343 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:20 am

So if the OP is still around: take heart, you really don't ever need to know anything more complicated than sin, cos, and tan. Maybe a few order-of-magnitude calculations, a bit of long division, nothing the average physics major couldn't train up on in a few weeks or months.

Take a look at the published tests (there are links on this subforum) and get an idea of the sort of calculations you might need. Calculators are really not necessary.

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Re: Calculators for advanced physics test

Postby pqortic » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:29 am

grae313 wrote:He was not asking if they could be used, just discussing his laments. I know it makes it harder to search for information, but this is also a discussion forum and the guy was just discussing. No need to close the topic.

He can follow the discussion there and use the tips that are already there.

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Re: Calculators for advanced physics test

Postby grae313 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:22 am

Yes, I just don't think we should be discouraging people from posting unless they are asking a question that has been asked and answered many times before.




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