Sunday, August 11, 2013

PE Exam Calculators

On exam day, there will be two tools you use on every problem: a calculator and your mechanical pencil. We will assume you are adept with the use of a mechanical pencil. The calculator you will use will be one of just three brands: HP, Casio, or Texas Instruments.

From Casio, just the fx-115 line is permitted. Following are the models in this line:
"All fx-115 models. Any Casio calculator must contain fx-115 in its model name." -NCEES Calculator policy statement

fx-115 ES
fx-115 ES Plus
fx-115 MS
fx-115 MS Standard
fx-115 MS-SR
fx-115 W S-V.P.A.M.

HP produces the 33 and 35 lines, which meet PE Exam calculator requirements:
"the HP 33s and 35s models, but no others" -NCEES Calculator policy statement

HP 33s
HP 35s

Texas Instruments makes these PE Exam calculators:
"All TI-30X and TI-36X models. Any Texas Instruments calculator must contain either TI-30X or TI-36X in its model name." -NCEES Calculator policy statement

TI-30XA Solar
TI-30XS Multiview


TI-36X Pro
TI-36X Solar

Read my review and analysis of the available calculators. Find the best prices on Amazon and eBay- all in one easy to follow article: PE Exam Calculators

If you are taking the FE exam, here is an article on Best Calculator for the FE Exam

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