Mathcad in Various Disciplines
Mathcad is an excellent tool for any course that uses mathematics. By adopting Mathcad you will gain not only a teaching and learning tool, but also a cost effective platform for maths-based eLearning, distance learning, publishing, and technical communication. Read below to learn more about how Mathcad can be used in:
- Maths and Computer Science
- Physical and Biological Sciences
- Social Sciences
Mathcad Prepares Tomorrow’s Engineers
Mathcad is an intuitive tool for learning, teaching, and sharing engineering concepts. Students learn Mathcad quickly, without having to use a complicated programming language. Extensive online resources demonstrate best Mathcad practices for students and educators alike. Consider the following benefits:
- Mathcad is prevalent in the engineering workplace.
- Learning Mathcad prepares students with marketable skills for industry.
- Students learn timely methodologies that can be understood immediately in Mathcad.
- Using Mathcad helps students develop good habits for thinking about and articulating engineering processes.
Mathcad for Maths and Computer Science Education
Mathcad presents mathematics as it is written in textbooks, in lectures, and on paper. Its WYSIWYG interface makes it easy to enter maths expressions, text, data, and graphs, leaving students to think about the problems at hand rather than confounding syntax. Mathcad allows students to tackle problems with multiple techniques — pattern building, visualisation, analysis, and modelling. This is important in college mathematics courses in which students are expected to move away from rote application of algebraic processes toward a broader understanding of how mathematics solves real problems. Mathcad is also ideal for introductory programming courses in which solid algorithm development, enabled by model building and visualisation, is a building block of future success in Computer Science.
Mathcad for Physical and Biological Sciences
Mathematics is an essential part of any study of science, though many students struggle with the mathematics that would help them make progress in science courses. Thoughtfully developed Mathcad worksheets allow students to explore science concepts and build mathematical models, without needing to learn programming. Through an appreciation of these models, students gain a better understanding of how models apply to actual scientific inquiry. Further, Mathcad’s live document interface helps students develop effective lab reports that focus on concepts and not on hand-drawing techniques. This fosters better communication between instructors and students and prepares then to be future scientific communicators.
Mathcad for Economics and Business
In Economics and other business courses, the emphasis is on learning various models to analyse and depict trends. Some of these models may pose a significant mathematical hurdle to undergraduates, but well-constructed Mathcad worksheets can help students explore the qualitative aspects of these models without needing to understand their complex mathematical underpinnings. Mathcad allows these students to visualise and use such models in order to make sense of them, while also providing the ability to fully express mathematical models for graduate students, researchers, and faculty. The live document interface allows instructors and students alike to capture calculations, graphs, and explanations in one transparent medium that expresses maths in real notation.
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