Formulae Pro, Android Just Got Smarter
The Formulae Pro Android app is a physical sciences reference app packed with chemistry and math equations and information.
- Version: 3.0.3
- Size: 2.95MB (apps2SD enabled)
- Category: Reference
- Price: £1.00 (Free version available)
Formulae Pro includes chemistry equations and details for kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, named reactions, crystal structures, and functional groups. It also includes math equations surrounding differentiation, integration, algebra, vectors, matrices, trigonometry, trig identities, and complex numbers. You can also quickly find values for various constants like Avogadro’s number, the Boltzmann constant, and the Gas constant.
The app has a top navigation bar where you can switch between the chemistry, math, and constants features. To go back at any time, tap the Formulae icon (summation symbol) or simply use the back button. If you’d like to come back to a specific equation later, add it to your favorites with the star icon. Unfortunately, the ability to favorite non-equation type items (e.g. specific functional groups like Aldehydes) seems absent. Swipe left/right to switch between equations and use this app like flashcards as a studying tool or quick refresher.
Equation pages are accompanied by variable definitions, background descriptions, and a link to its wikipedia page for further reference.
- Equation reference database for chemistry and mathematics
- Bare-bones navigation and interface
- Each equation links to wikipedia page for full background and details
Areas for improvement:
- Add ability to favorite all items, not just equations
- Add equations for more disciples, e.g. physics
Conclusion: An incredibly useful reference app for any chemistry, math, or engineering major, past and present. Use as a studying tool or a quick refresher.
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