Mathcad is a Windows-based system from MathSoft, Inc. that handles text, graphs and mathematics. It features internet access, Lotus Notes and Email compatibility and has QuickSheets for common procedures so you can share your documents with others. Students as well as professional engineers will like its animations and graphing and the ability to create images in multiple dimensions with the graphics tool. Users can create electrical circuit drawings, projections, knot rendering, fractals and so much more. Mathcad allows the use of standard mathematical notation on a computer rather than struggling with programming language. |
Mathcad is a superior teaching aid for exchanging research material and remote learning. It has excellent screen views in full color, it's very well organized and installation is quick and easy. Hundreds of built-in functions, guided tutorials and help functions help make Mathcad an ideal tool for producing mathematical documents. Its whiteboard interface allows simultaneous designing, solving and documentation of calculations.
Using Mathcad, you can write a document rather than a program and add equations and calculations with text. It's possible to write an entire paper using Mathcad to do all the difficult work. It does take a short while to learn the ins and outs of the keystrokes needed to input information but it's fairly quick. You can save your worksheets as HTML containing MathML and the output can be used with an HTML template. This feature is great for sites that have an inflexible layout.
Mathcad allows easy collaboration between researchers or colleagues in other organizations, as well as a wealth of illustrative and calculating tools.