 
Ideal Gas Law  Intro to Mathcad©  
George L. Hardgrove Chemistry Department St. Olaf College Northfield, MN 55057 United States mail to: hardgrov@stolaf.edu  
Abstract  
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.  
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Comments to: George Hardgrove at hardgrov@stolaf.edu or Theresa Julia Zielinski at tzielins@monmouth.edu.  
©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.  