# Experimental Design - Div B

# Experimental Design - Div B

admin Tue, 2008-08-12 08:46# Is a t-square considered a linear measuring device?

# Is a t-square considered a linear measuring device?

ceann Sun, 2018-01-21 20:24As long as it has regular markings along only one axis of the t-square, yes, it would be considered a linear measuring device. A carpenter square or framing square is marked along two axes and would not be allowed.

# What is a linear measuring device (the rules are vague)?

# What is a linear measuring device (the rules are vague)?

ceann Sun, 2018-01-21 20:26A linear measuring device is any item marked are regular, standard intervals suitable for measuring length. It must have markings in only one dimension (ruler, meter stick, tape measure, caliper, etc). A carpenter's square would not qualify as it has markings along two dimensions.

# What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?

# What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?

ceann Tue, 2017-10-17 14:46The phrase “…a calculator dedicated to computation…” refers to a standalone or dedicated calculator. With these calculators their functionality is limited to mathematical calculations or associated activities such as running simple computational programs or producing graphs. This means that digital or electronic calculators such as those found as an application on a computer, tablet, watch, or cellular phone are not permitted for use in Science Olympiad events. In some events there are no limits to the functionality that the calculator may possess. In other events, the calculators may not have features that allow them to run programs or create graphs. With the ever-changing landscape around calculators and other personal electronic devices Science Olympiad is not in the position to be able to review and permission specific calculator manufacturers or specific calculator models. In every case, the decisions of the Event Supervisors concerning the acceptability of a specific calculator type for an event at a tournament shall be considered final.