Problem solving is obviously an essential component of PTC Mathcad. Sometimes, the difficult part is creating the formula so one can execute their custom computations. In addition to the ability to calculate, analyze, and document results, PTC Mathcad has a number of pre-built worksheets to assist in problem solving specifically with a focus on physics (in this case).
Here is a library of worksheets that introduce features of PTC Mathcad within the context of math and science problems. You will follow step-by-step instructions and actually try out the concepts within PTC Mathcad. You may want to simply read through the Tutorial, but spending a bit more time working through some of the exercises and problems will help you fully understand how to best use PTC Mathcad to solve your own problems.
The library contains a litany of information and worksheets. For example, in the Problem Solving – Exercises worksheet, problem solving techniques around what if analysis, graphs of solutions, and limiting cases are explored.
The final worksheet in the library deals with problems pertaining to a mass hanging from a spring. This worksheet takes into account the computations and lessons learned throughout the library. In its entirety, the worksheet is a collection of problems and examples that spans 15 pages. It is quite comprehensive, below is a example of the measured values of the spring constant.
There are a number of worksheets that cover graphing and data analysis in this section as well. Be sure to check out the full library of problems and examples, all in pre-built PTC Mathcad worksheets.
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