## Mathcad & Kornucopia® – A Conversation with Ted Diehl, Ph.D.

Recently I was able to chat with one of the new members of the Author Program on our Mathcad Resource Center, Ted Diehl, Ph.D. Ted is the founder of Bodie Technology, Inc. which creates “Tools for Analyzing Noisy & Challenging Problems™”. In our conversation we focused on Kornucopia®, a Mathcad-based software. See what he has to say about Mathcad, Kornucopia®, …

## Collapsible Areas: A Mathcad Prime 2.0 Feature We DON’T Want to Conceal!

In the past few weeks, I have written about a number of new and updated features that will be available in Mathcad Prime 2.0. I have covered topics like the Excel Component, 3D plots, Symbolic calculation, and performance. This post is all about Mathcad Prime 2.0’s Collapsible Area feature. I will discuss what Areas are, how they can be used, …

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In the last post you were introduced to Mathcad Prime 2.0’s new Excel component. I explained this exciting improvement, how the Excel component works, and how it maps into the rest of Mathcad. Specifically we highlighted how much easier it is to use within Mathcad Prime 2.0 because of the User Interface and Task Ribbon and the multiple ways you …

## Mathcad & Environmental Technologies – A Conversation with Prof. D. M. Griffin, Louisiana Tech University

We at PTC recently launched Engineering Resources, powered by Mathcad, a resource center which can be found on PTC’s Mathcad product page. This resource center allows you to explore hundreds of engineering design and applied math resources created by experts from around the world who use Mathcad. Today, I’d like to tell you about one such contributor, a professor and …

## 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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## Mathcad A-Z: L is for Labels

Labels what you might ask? Labels are a new feature in Mathcad Prime 1.0 that allow you to assign different meanings to the same character. A label is a way of designating a math type such as variables, constants and units. A label allows you to format all units, say to a certain look. We developed labels because sometimes you …

## 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 …

## Our Promise to the Calculation Crowd: A New Mathcad Puzzle

Attention, everyone! As promised, we are coming up with a new puzzle to test your calculation skills with Mathcad! Many of you have given positive feedback to our recent raffle and asked for more… So, without further ado, here’s the problem: One Very Tired Horse An army 40 miles long advances 40 miles while a messenger on horseback rides from the …