Calculators

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Standard Form on Calculators

You should get used to the scientific calculator you will use in your final exams:

  • Use the x10   (or EXP) button when writing standard form

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Sin, Cos and Tan on Calculators

You must make sure that your calculator is set up to 'degrees' mode when you're dealing with angles. Watch this to see how.

Fractions and Decimals on the Calculator Display

Calculators are often set to a default setting where they display answers as a fraction. This is not very useful for GCSE Physics where you should write your answer to an appropriate number of significant figures. Here I show you how to change the calculator settings.

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