Arthur Ferguson
An Introduction to Mathcad
Theresa Julia Zielinski, Monmouth University
Arthur Ferguson, Worcester State College
Sidney H. Young, University of South Alabama
This document provides a tutorial for Mathcad vs 8, 2001i, and 11.
Temperature as a Measure of the Distribution of Particles Over Energy States: Would a Negative Absolute Temperature be Very Cold, or Very Hot? JCE
Arthur Ferguson, Worcester State College
This exercise explores the implications of the Boltzmann Equation for the population of energy states as a function of temperature. Plots present the relative population of the first three vibrational states of carbon monoxide from 0 K to very high temperatures and focuses attention on what happens to the relative populations of these states over that range, especially at the extremes of infinite and zero absolute temperature. It then seeks explors the implications of hypothetical negative absolute temperatures.
The Gibbs Free Energy of a Chemical Reaction System as a Function of the Extent of Reaction and the Prediction of Spontaneity JCE
Arthur Ferguson, Worcester State College
This Mathcad template is designed to help students develop a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between ΔrxG and spontaneity through the creation of a graph of G for a reaction mixture vs. the extent of reaction, x , and an exploration of how the shape of that graph is affected by the value of ΔrxG.
Work Done During Reversible and Irreversible Isothermal Expansion of an Ideal Gas JCE
Arthur Ferguson, Worcester State College
This Mathcad template explores the implications of the Boltzmann Equation for the population of energy states as a function of temperature.