## Calculating the Thickness of a Steel Pole – So Easy With Mathcad!

Today, I ran into this forum discussion where a student asked for help doing a calculation. The task was to calculate how thick a steel pole would need to be to hold a hanging object with a defined weight: “… If I have a solid steel pole with a length of 50 cm, hang this from a roof, and want …

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## Taking a Deep Dive into the World of Engineering Calculations

When you read this, you have found your way to our Mathcad blog here – Welcome. Or you may already be familiar with it and be a loyal reader – which, obviously, I would love you to be… On this blog, we are trying to share as much valuable information as we can and address the different needs of our …

## One Very Tired Horse – The Results of Our Latest Mathcad Puzzle

In our latest Mathcad puzzle, we asked you to submit your worksheets with the solutions to the below problem: One Very Tired Horse An army 40 miles long advances 40 miles while a messenger on horseback rides from the rear of the column to the front and back to the rear. How far has the messenger ridden? Assume that the …

## Mathcad in Textbooks: Elements of Optical Networking

I just got off the phone with a representative of Vieweg+Teubner, one of the leading publishing houses in Germany for technical and educational literature. Vieweg+Teubner recently released an extended second edition of an established German textbook on optical networking. Due to the success of this book, it has been translated into English, and was re-released just last week. So why …