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Best Calculator Apps for College and University Students

Many college and university students require a good calculator on a daily basis. However, a feature rich calculator capable of everything you might need can cost a lot of money. This is when your phone or tablet with Android OS comes into play. We have selected the best calculator apps for Android that will surely meet all of your needs.

Wabbitemu

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With Wibbitemu, you can easily use your Android device to emulate many of the famous Texas Instruments graphing calculators. The app supports the TI-73, TI-81, TI-82, TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-83 Plus Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-85, and TI-86.

All you need to have is a functional ROM image of the calculator and convenient setup wizard will guide you through the installation process. TI series of calculators can run a huge amount of user created programs that widely extend the functionality of these calculators.

If you are so inclined, you can even play Doom on you emulated calculator.

WolframAlpha

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By having WolframAlpha installed on your phone, you basically have another brain in your pocket. A really, really smart brain.

WolframAlpha is built upon a 25 years worth of algorithms and various data. It knows everything from mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry and engineering to geography, history, and even culture.

Examples of what can Wolfram Alpha be used for:

  • You can enter two terms for comparison.
  • Enter a type of food and Wolfram Alpha will provide you with its nutrition information.
  • Advanced math with graphs and step-by-step solutions.
  • You can ask where you are and Wolfram will use your IP address to track you down.
  • If you want to know how many days are left until certain date then you can simply ask for the days until a certain date.
  • Wolfram Alpha is able to generate a strong password for  you.
  • Wolfram Alpha is able to give you an estimation of how drunk you are after a night of drinking.
  • Calculation of BMI and much, much more.

MyScript Calculator

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MyScript Calculator is much more than your ordinary calculator app. It allows you to perform mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting. This means that you no longer need to ponder just how you enter a fraction into your calculator or what is the correct way to use exponentials and powers.

The calculator supports many operators, trigonometry and logarithms, constants like π, ℯ, and Phi. It has a handy redo and undo functions and is overall just a great app to use.

Features:

  • Works on your smartphone (Use your finger or a capacitive stylus with your android phone (Samsung Galaxy phones, HTC, Motorola, Sony Xperia, LG Optimus and others)
  • Works on your tablet (Take advantage of the S-Pen with your Galaxy Note, or use any capacitive pen with your Galaxy Tab family of tablets, HTC flyer, Lenovo Thinkpad, Asus transformer and others)
  • Use your handwriting to write any arithmetic formula
  • Write and calculate mathematical expressions in an intuitive and natural way with no keyboard
  • Scratch-out gestures to easily delete symbols and numbers
  • Portrait and landscape operation
  • Redo and undo functions.

MathStudio

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MathStudio is an extremely capable math application for Android. It is designed to completely replace TI graphing calculators. Here is a list of just of many features of MathStudio.

Features:

  • Over two hundred functions from basic calculations to college calculus.
  • Powered by powerful and fast algebra system called MobileCas.
  • Capable of displaying graphs with speed and accuracy.
  • 3D graphing in real-time for functions, parametric, spherical, cylindrical and vector fields.
  • Statistics and advanced scripting in using a built-in programming language.
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