 
Using Mathcad in Physical Chemistry  Introductory Exercises©  
Theresa Julia Zielinski Department of Chemistry, Medical Technology, and Physics Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ 077641898 United States mail to: tzielins@monmouth.edu  
R. D. Poshusta Department of Chemistry Washington State University Pullman, WA 991644630 United States mail to: poshustr@mail.wsu.edu  
Abstract  
This set of Mathcad documents provides a series of exercise to enable students to use the software for most numerical and graphing activities in a junior level physical chemistry course. These documents require Mathcad 12 or higher. In Basics students learn how to enter data and text, use built in constants, define variables, and use units. In Algebra students create more complicated functions and use the Mathcad builtin function function menu. In Solving Equations students learn how to use the Roots and polyroots functions of Mathcad. In the Graphing document students learn the fundamentals of preparing single line and multiline graphs, how to define the range for a plot ad how to find a slope of a straight line. In Intro to Arrays students learn about array lists and how to prepare them and use them to plot functions. The last document Matrices and Matrix Algebra provide introductory operations that are used to create and manipulate matrices.  
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©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.  