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!!!! Purchase Student Version of Mathcad

Mathcad is available for purchase from the company PTC. The following link is available for students to buy a perpetual license for $24.

* [[http://send.onenetworkdirect.net/z/565716/CD180775/|Purchase Mathcad]]

Mathcad is also available through BYU CAEDM computing in the Chemical Engineering labs or through the SAM client on other computers in the CAEDM network. The current version on the CAEDM computers is Mathcad 15 while the version available for purchase is Mathcad Prime 3.0 (newer version). Please note that Mathcad 15 and Mathcad Prime 3.0 files are not compatible although conversion utilities are available.

It is important to understand the basics as the course subsequently covers functions, arrays, graphing, calculus, equations, solve blocks, and more advanced data analysis techniques.

In order to be effective at MathCAD, several common shortcut keys must be learned to facilitate the entry of expressions into the worksheet.

## Introduction to Mathcad for Engineers

## Main.MathcadIntroduction History

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Mathcad is available for purchase from the company PTC. The following link is available for students to buy a 1-year license for $24.

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!!!! Purchase Student Version of Mathcad

Mathcad is available for purchase from the company PTC. The following link is available for students to buy a perpetual license for $24.

* [[http://send.onenetworkdirect.net/z/565716/CD180775/|Purchase Mathcad]]

Mathcad is also available through BYU CAEDM computing in the Chemical Engineering labs or through the SAM client on other computers in the CAEDM network. The current version on the CAEDM computers is Mathcad 15 while the version available for purchase is Mathcad Prime 3.0 (newer version). Please note that Mathcad 15 and Mathcad Prime 3.0 files are not compatible although conversion utilities are available.

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At the end of this lecture a student should be able to:

* Evaluate mathematical expression numerically

* Assign variables and use them in subsequent calculations

* Distinguish between the different types of Mathcad "equal signs" and use each appropriately

* Construct complex mathematical equations involving ()'s, exponents, square roots, etc.

* Perform symbolic algebraic manipulations using both the menu-based method and toolbar method.

* Format Mathcad sheets for readability by highlighting regions, changing answer precision, and aligning regions

* Evaluate mathematical expression numerically

* Assign variables and use them in subsequent calculations

* Distinguish between the different types of Mathcad "equal signs" and use each appropriately

* Construct complex mathematical equations involving ()'s, exponents, square roots, etc.

* Perform symbolic algebraic manipulations using both the menu-based method and toolbar method.

* Format Mathcad sheets for readability by highlighting regions, changing answer precision, and aligning regions

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It is important to understand the basics as the course subsequently covers functions, arrays, graphing, calculus, equations, solve blocks, and more advanced data analysis techniques.

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(:title Introduction to ~~MathCAD~~ for Engineers:)

(:keywords introduction,~~MathCAD~~, university course:)

(:description Introduction to~~MathCAD~~ - Problem-Solving Techniques for Chemical Engineers at Brigham Young University:)

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathcad|~~MathCAD~~]] is a tool to arrange, calculate, and visualize engineering calculations. A ~~MathCAD~~ sheet has values, equations, plots, and functions that are written and displayed in a manner that is similar to how they are written in a textbook or reference manual. As inputs in the worksheet are updated, all dependent calculations are updated. ~~MathCAD~~ is a different computational tool than a full programming language like MATLAB or Python or even a spreadsheet language like VBA. In general, ~~MathCAD~~ is best suited to symbolic or numerical analysis to replace an engineering graphing calculator or calculation pad. It is not as well suited to handle large amounts of tabular data or when computational speed is a priority. Instead, it is useful to derive symbolic expressions, visualize data, and quickly prototype a problem that is typical of engineering homework.

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(:description Introduction to

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(:title Introduction to Mathcad for Engineers:)

(:keywords introduction, Mathcad, university course:)

(:description Introduction to Mathcad - Problem-Solving Techniques for Chemical Engineers at Brigham Young University:)

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathcad|Mathcad]] is a tool to arrange, calculate, and visualize engineering calculations. A Mathcad sheet has values, equations, plots, and functions that are written and displayed in a manner that is similar to how they are written in a textbook or reference manual. As inputs in the worksheet are updated, all dependent calculations are updated. Mathcad is a different computational tool than a full programming language like MATLAB or Python or even a spreadsheet language like VBA. In general, Mathcad is best suited to symbolic or numerical analysis to replace an engineering graphing calculator or calculation pad. It is not as well suited to handle large amounts of tabular data or when computational speed is a priority. Instead, it is useful to derive symbolic expressions, visualize data, and quickly prototype a problem that is typical of engineering homework.

(:keywords introduction, Mathcad, university course:)

(:description Introduction to Mathcad - Problem-Solving Techniques for Chemical Engineers at Brigham Young University:)

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathcad|Mathcad]] is a tool to arrange, calculate, and visualize engineering calculations. A Mathcad sheet has values, equations, plots, and functions that are written and displayed in a manner that is similar to how they are written in a textbook or reference manual. As inputs in the worksheet are updated, all dependent calculations are updated. Mathcad is a different computational tool than a full programming language like MATLAB or Python or even a spreadsheet language like VBA. In general, Mathcad is best suited to symbolic or numerical analysis to replace an engineering graphing calculator or calculation pad. It is not as well suited to handle large amounts of tabular data or when computational speed is a priority. Instead, it is useful to derive symbolic expressions, visualize data, and quickly prototype a problem that is typical of engineering homework.

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In order to be effective at ~~MathCAD~~, several common shortcut keys must be learned to facilitate the entry of expressions into the worksheet.

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In order to be effective at Mathcad, several common shortcut keys must be learned to facilitate the entry of expressions into the worksheet. A list of common expressions and a test worksheet are included below.

* [[Attach:Mathcad_basics.pdf | Mathcad Common Keystrokes]]

As a first exercise, the class steps through each of the following examples contained in a zip file as '''Mathcad Basics.xmcd'''. Please download the following zipped archive, extract the Mathcad worksheet and be prepared to step through the example.

* [[Attach:Mathcad_basics.zip | Mathcad Basics Worksheet]]

The solutions to the first lecture examples are in the following PDF document. The Mathcad basics worksheet should eventually look similar to the following after the first lecture material.

* [[Attach:Mathcad_basics_solution.pdf | Mathcad Basics Worksheet Solution]]

* [[Attach:Mathcad_basics.pdf | Mathcad Common Keystrokes]]

As a first exercise, the class steps through each of the following examples contained in a zip file as '''Mathcad Basics.xmcd'''. Please download the following zipped archive, extract the Mathcad worksheet and be prepared to step through the example.

* [[Attach:Mathcad_basics.zip | Mathcad Basics Worksheet]]

The solutions to the first lecture examples are in the following PDF document. The Mathcad basics worksheet should eventually look similar to the following after the first lecture material.

* [[Attach:Mathcad_basics_solution.pdf | Mathcad Basics Worksheet Solution]]

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathcad|MathCAD]] is a tool to arrange, calculate, and visualize engineering calculations. A MathCAD sheet has values, equations, plots, and functions that are written and displayed in a manner that is similar to how they are written in a textbook or reference manual. As inputs in the worksheet are updated, all dependent calculations are updated.

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathcad|MathCAD]] is a tool to arrange, calculate, and visualize engineering calculations. A MathCAD sheet has values, equations, plots, and functions that are written and displayed in a manner that is similar to how they are written in a textbook or reference manual. As inputs in the worksheet are updated, all dependent calculations are updated. MathCAD is a different computational tool than a full programming language like MATLAB or Python or even a spreadsheet language like VBA. In general, MathCAD is best suited to symbolic or numerical analysis to replace an engineering graphing calculator or calculation pad. It is not as well suited to handle large amounts of tabular data or when computational speed is a priority. Instead, it is useful to derive symbolic expressions, visualize data, and quickly prototype a problem that is typical of engineering homework.

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In order to be effective at MathCAD, several common shortcut keys must be learned to facilitate the entry of expressions into the worksheet.

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(:title Introduction to MathCAD for Engineers:)

(:keywords introduction, MathCAD, university course:)

(:description Introduction to MathCAD - Problem-Solving Techniques for Chemical Engineers at Brigham Young University:)

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathcad|MathCAD]] is a tool to arrange, calculate, and visualize engineering calculations. A MathCAD sheet has values, equations, plots, and functions that are written and displayed in a manner that is similar to how they are written in a textbook or reference manual. As inputs in the worksheet are updated, all dependent calculations are updated.

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