PTC Mathcad

FIRST: From a judge’s perspective

FIRST Robotics Competition PTC Mathcad

Over the past 5 years I have had the privilege of being a judge at both regional and national finals. I have also held regional classes to train teams on PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad. I have held these in the Finger Lakes region (the greatest US FIRST Region!!). The cherry on top of the sundae is I judged my …

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A Dynamic Shift in Mathematics

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Recently, there was a major milestone in the mathematics world. Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal (Math’s highest honor). Mirzakhani is a 37-year-old mathematics professor at Stanford University and she grew up in Tehran, Iran. She was able to take a placement test in elementary school just as the Iran-Iraq War was ending. “I think I was …

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Best of Both worlds – with the Embedded Excel component and its top 6 use cases.

Excel Integration

The Collins English dictionary defines “The Best of Both worlds” as “the benefits from two different or opposed ways of life, philosophies, etc.” You could argue that PTC Mathcad & Microsoft Excel are tools facilitating calculations from two different and opposed philosophies. The phrase also elucidates the human condition, where we just we can’t settle for one, we want to …

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Audible Illusions with PTC Mathcad Programming

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**Guest Post by Luke Westbrook** When I was a kid, I was enthralled by optical illusions. Okay, you caught me; I am still a big fan of optical illusions. Who isn’t? It’s so fascinating to look at a stationary picture that appears to be moving or to think that you’re seeing colors and shapes that aren’t actually in the image. …

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How PTC Mathcad Prime can help College Engineering Majors

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**Guest Post by Tim Bond ** Engineering students across the country are pushed to their limits in their courses semester, after semester, after semester, until graduation arrives. Professors demand professional looking assignments on a weekly basis. Many professors will say “if you wouldn’t give it to your boss, don’t give it to me” in regards to the format and clarity …

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Enhanced PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad Integration

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** Guest Post by Andrew McGough** PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad are highly complementary products when used in the engineering design lifecycle of a product. PTC Creo is used to capture the product design, PTC Mathcad is used to capture the engineering knowledge that details why the product needs to be designed the way it is. It’s a product that …

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Clearing up Unit Confusion with PTC Mathcad

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**Guest Post by Tim Bond** Converting between two unit systems or converting within a single unit system is expected to be done flawlessly. The reality is, mistakes happen. Common conversions like inches (in) to centimeters (cm), or miles (mi) to feet (ft) may be memorized, but the conversion factor between pound force per square inch (psi) and Pascals (Pa) is …

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Top Features in PTC Mathcad Express

Did you know that PTC Mathcad has an Express version that is free for life? Before purchasing a car you want to test drive it before making the investment. What if the dealership told you that you could keep the car’s base model forever without having to make a purchase? PTC Mathcad Express poses this same concept. You can download …

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Problem Solving with PTC Mathcad Worksheets

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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 …

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Who Will Make a Run in the 2014 World Cup?

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**Guest Post by Thomas Devaraj** The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is almost upon us and you can almost certainly sense the growing anticipation and football fever that is building around the world. Inevitably, the World Cup will tend to dominate conversations whether it’s in offices, pubs, with friends in the park, on the train, or at home with …

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