Using Mathcad in Physical Chemistry - Calculus©
Theresa Julia Zielinski
Department of Chemistry, Medical Technology, and Physics
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
United States
mail to: tzielins@monmouth.edu


R. D. Poshusta
Department of Chemistry
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-4630
United States
mail to: poshustr@mail.wsu.edu



Abstract
This set of Mathcad documents provides an overview of some fundamental calculus operations required of physical chemistry students. There is an introduction to taking derivatives and integrals in Part 1 and Part 2. Part 3 focus on preparing surface and contour plots, which can lead to discussions of partial derivatives. Part 4 provides an introduction to the Runga-Kutta method for solving differential equations. Each document has exercises to enable students to practice the techniques and later use them for preparing homework during the course. These documents require Mathcad 12 or higher. The documents presented here build on concepts learned by working through the Basics collection of documents.
Keywords
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory Instruction, Physical Chemistry
Topics: Chemometrics, Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics
Documents
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version
calc1_12.mcd Part 1: Derivatives Mathcad 12
calc2_12.mcd Part 2: Integrals Mathcad 12
2dplot_12.mcd Part 3: Surface & Contour Plots Mathcad 12
diffequ_12.mcd Part 4: Solving Differential Equations Mathcad 12
calc1_12.pdf Part 1: Derivates (Read-Only)
calc2_12.pdf Part 2: Integrals (Read-Only)
2dplot_12.pdf Part 3: Surface Contour Plots (Read-Only)
diffequ_12.pdf Part 4: Solving Differential Equations (Read-Only)
Comments to: Theresa Julia Zielinski, tzielins@monmouth.edu
©Copyright Theresa Julia Zielinski and Ron D. Poshusta, 2006. All rights reserved. You are welcome to use this document in your own classes but commercial use is not allowed without the permission of the author.