Using Mathcad in Physical Chemistry - Introductory Exercises©
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 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 built-in 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.
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
Basics Computational Document Mathcad 12
Algebra Computational Document Mathcad 12
Solving Equations Computational Document Mathcad 12
Graphing Functions Computational Document Mathcad 12
Intro to Arrays Computational Document Mathcad 12
Matrices and Matrix Algebra Computational Document Mathcad 12
Basics Read-Only Document
Algebra Read-Only Document
Solving Equations Read-Only Document
Graphing Functions Read-Only Document
Intro to Arrays Read-Only Document
Matrices and Matrix Algebra Read-Only Document
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.