An Introduction to Mathcad©
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


Arthur Ferguson
Department of Chemistry
Worcester State College
48806 Chandler Street
Wocester, MA 01602-2597
United States
mail to: AFerguson@worcester.edu


Sidney H. Young
**Sid Young died in 2004 after a long illness. He was a beloved teacher and a leader in the development and use of Mathcad as a tool to promote student learning in physical chemistry. A memorial to Dr. Young was established by the University of South Alabama ACS Student Affiliate, http://www.southalabama.edu/acs/memorial.html




Abstract
This file contains an introduction to Mathcad. This introduction includes basic mathematical manipulations, graph preparation, solving for the roots of an equation and some use of solve blocks. Students can learn a few basic skills, enough to get them started in using Mathcad for their own studies and assignments. After completion of the exercises in this tutorial students should be able to do simple manipulations in Mathcad, create graphs, and annotate their documents. Students should also be able to prepare lab reports and do routine physical chemistry homework problems. The text was adapted by TJZ from a document created by Sidney Young, University of South Alabama. It includes material from a warm up document that Sidney used during the NSF-supported 1997 "Workshop forIntegration of Numerical Methods into the Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Curriculum Using the Mathcad Software" at the University of South Alabama, Mobile Alabama.
Keywords
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Physical Chemistry
Topics: Chemometrics, Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics
Documents
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version
notes8.mcd Mathcad 8 Computational Document Mathcad 8
notes_modified.mcd Mathcad 2001i Computational Document Mathcad 2001i
notes8.pdf Read-Only Document
Notes2001i.PDF Read-Only Document
Comments to: Theresa Julia Zielinski, tzielins@monmouth.edu
©Copyright Sidney H. Young, Theresa Julia Zielinski and Arthur Ferguson, 1996 - 2002. 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 authors.