Ideal Gas Law - Intro to Mathcad©
George L. Hardgrove
Chemistry Department
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
United States
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These documents contain instruction and practice for some basic skills for using Mathcad. Beginners would need to know how to navigate on a Windows 3.1 or Win95 desktop. Included are how to do and use a running index in a calculation, directions for preparing a simple x,y plot, a note on units as used in Mathcad, as well as introductory exercises of how to do symbolic 'solve for' and 'take a derivative' operations. The combination of an instructional document and an executable document permits students who are beginners to quickly get up to steam with Mathcad. The document also introduces students to surface plots.
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Physical Chemistry
Topics: Gases, Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version Computational Document for Mathcad 8 Mathcad 8 Computational Document. Requires Mathcad 6 or higher. Mathcad 6
gasins.pdf Read-Only Document for Mathcad 6
gasinsVS8.pdf Read-Only Document for Mathcad 8 Instructions document for Mathcad6 Mathcad 6
Comments to: George Hardgrove at or Theresa Julia Zielinski at
©Copyright George Hardgrove, 1996. 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. Mathcad8 version created by Theresa Julia Zielinski, 2001.