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Best Scientific Calculators According to Engineering Professors

70% of the engineering professors that we surveyed value the following product attributes: Functionality, Robustness, Design and Price


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We have interviewed 25 engineering professors from various fields, civil engineering, mechanical, electrical, chemical, electronic, mining and geodetic.

The respondents’ regions are from Massachusetts, Oxford, Tokyo, Dubai, Manila, Sydney, Cape Town, California, London, Shanghai and Singapore. They vary in locations and fields but they all have several things in common… engineering professors love quality.

We asked these engineering professors… “what is the best scientific calculator that you recently used and why.”

So here’s the why… 70% of the engineering professors that we surveyed value the following product attributes: Functionality, Robustness, Design and Price. The remaining 30% varies from battery to color of the calculator.

Functionality… The “function” is the first key attribute in selecting the best scientific calculators for engineers. Functions such as engineering notation, trigonometric, statistics, complex numbers solving, hyperbolic, sum and the multiplication of matrices, 3-solvers, scientific ad ons and vectors are included in this criteria.

Robustness… Reliability is the second criteria. You do not want to spend 2 hours in an exam with a broken calculator. The quality or condition of being strong, reliable and sturdy. Engineering students and professors always carry these calculators. Therefore it should have the ability to withstand or overcome adverse conditions or rigorous mobility.

Design… Sexy and slick design. Just right size and shape. Does not have to be flashy and colorful. When it comes to design, engineering professors like their calculator simple but elegant.

Price… Affordability and value for money should be considered by students, professors and parents. Majority (95%) of the professors does not want the most expensive

In this article, we have also included the product links of each calculator so it will be easier for you to compare prices and features.

These are the best scientific calculators for engineering students according to their professors.

1. Texas Instruments TI-30XS MultiView Teacher Kit Pack

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Specifications & Features

  • 10 EZ Spot Yellow Calculators
  • 1 Storage Box
  • 1 CD Teacher’s Guide with how to instructions and classroom activities
  • 1 Keyboard Poster

2. Texas Instrument Ti 89 Titanium Programmable Graphing Calculator

 

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Specifications & Features

  • Graphing calculator handles calculus, algebra, matrices, and statistical functions
  • 188 KB RAM and 2.7 MB flash memory for speed; plenty of storage for functions, programs, data
  • Large 100 x 160 pixel display for split-screen views. Compatible with CBL 2 system, CBR 2 motion sensor, vernier easylink and vernier easytemp systems to allow collection and analysis of real-world data
  • USB on-the-go technology for file sharing with other calculators and connecting with PCs. Matrix operations including inverse, determinant, transpose, augment, elementary row operations and reduced row echelon form; matrix elements can be real or complex and numeric or symbolic

 

3. Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX II Color Graphing Calculator with Student Software (PC/Mac)

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Specifications & Features

  • High-resolution, full-color backlit display. The screen size is 320 x 240 pixels (3.5 inches diagonal) and the screen resolution is 125 DPI; 16-bit color
  • Rechargeable battery included. Can last up to two weeks on a single charge
  • Handheld-Software Bundle. Includes the TI-Inspire CX Student Software delivering enhanced graphing capabilities and other functionality.
  • Thin Design and lightweight with easy touchpad navigation

4. Casio ClassWiz FX-991EX Scientific Calculator

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Specifications & Features

  • High-resolution LCD shows more of your work to minimize scrolling
  • Advanced calculations let you quickly work through multi-step problems
  • Online Visualization provides fast representation of data for entire class
  • 2-way power ensures reliable use in any setting
  • Perfect for Calculus, Algebra, Geometry and more

5. Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE Color Graphing Calculator

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Specifications & Features

  • High-resolution, full-color backlit display
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Preloaded apps and images.Fourteen interactive zoom features
  • MathPrint feature.Seven different graph styles for differentiating the look of each graph drawn

6. Sharp EL-W535TGBBL Scientific Calculator

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Specifications & Features

  • Large 16 Digit, 4 Line LCD Display with WriteView
  • 422 Functions with 8 Temporary and 3 Definable Memory Buttons
  • Home Key Allows Users To Start Fresh From Any Screen
  • 1 & 2 Variable Statistics
  • Durable, Black & Blue Finish with 3D Light-Catching Hard Case
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7. Casio fx-9750GII Graphing Calculator

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Specifications & Features

  • Large 21-character x 8-line display and Icon menu provides easy access to advanced functions.
  • Graph rectangular, polar and parametric functions and inequalities, graphical analysis, streamlined solving for intercepts, intersections, etc.
  • Capable of graphing x= relations. Built-in graphing of conic sections. Interactive Equation Solver.
  • Easily calculate values for given independent/dependent values. Create tables of values from given functions and generate plots and graphs from tables.
  • Statistics regressions and graphical displays. Complex number calculations. Prior Recall Entry.
  • Casio produces the best scientific calculators

8. HP 35s Scientific Calculator

 

Specifications & Features

  • Engineering, Surveying, Science, Medicine, Display type: LCD
  • Adjustable contrast with 2 lines x 14 characters + indicators, 14 character dot matrix (5 x 7)
  • SAT Reasoning Test; SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Level 1 and Level 2; ACT; PSAT/NMSQT; AP Chemistry/Physics; PLAN; EXPLORE
  • Built-in functions: Over 100, Memory registers: 800, Memory: 30 KB, Power: 2 x CR2032 batteries; battery life: 0.73 year @ 1 hr/day (approximately 9 months)
  • Dimensions (W X D X H): 3.23 x 0.72 x 6.22 Inch. Warranty: 1 year warranty (may vary by region)

9. Casio Super Fx Plus Fx-5800p Programmable Scientific Calculator

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Specifications & Features

  • 16-digit 4-line display
  • 664 functions
  • 128 stored functions.
  • Back-up function (flash memory)
  • Function calculations
  • Casio produces the best scientific calculators

10. Casio FX115ESPLUS Scientific Calculator

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Specifications & Features

  • Perfect choice for high school and college students
  • Natural Textbook Display is highly visible
  • Protective hard case keeps calculator from being damaged
  • Powered by solar power and features battery backup supply for reliable use

 

Did you calc made it in the list? In your opinion, what do you think are the best scientific calculators? Comments are welcome.

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A chemical engineer at Tata Chemicals. Indiana Institute of Technology alumni. Blogging about cool stuff. Follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amal.grover

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