# Lecture Outline –Supporting Homework #4 Mathcad

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```Lecture Outline –Supporting Homework Mathcad (MC#1)
I.
II.
III.
Mathcad Chapter 1--Introduction
A.
Mathcad basics with examples prepared for class lecture
B.
Stress differences between the mathcad approach and general
programming.
1.
One hundred percent graphic interface
2.
No special codes to be learned but special characters
3.
Live interaction (changing a variable changes the answer)
4.
Units and explanation of tables and using units
Mathcad chapter II basics—supporting homework
A.
Equal signs and basic calculations
B.
Internal functions
C.
Basic plots and idea of finding roots like (csolve w/TI-89)
1.
Find zero crossings with plot
2.
Make initial guess
3.
Basic plots 20 – 30
4.
Given-Find approach for finding roots
D.
Look at Units and Entering text
E.
Work out transient analysis for RC basics supporting problem 2.44.
F.
Complex numbers
Mathcad Chapters 3 &amp; 4
A.
Simultaneous Equations
1.
Possible solutions
a. Finite
b. Infinite
c. No solution
2.
Homogeneous solutions
B.
Vector Coordinate Systems ( i, j, k) and Unit Ventors
1.
Basic operations with dot product and cross product
2.
Calculation of Torque
a. About a point
b. About an axis
C.
Matrix Operations
1.
Transpose, Inverse
2.
System of Equations in Mathcad
Lesson Outline Supporting MC#1.doc
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