ERIC Number: EJ1083709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Numerical Problem Solving Using Mathcad in Undergraduate Reaction Engineering
Parulekar, Satish J.
Chemical Engineering Education, v40 n1 Win 2006
Experience in using a user-friendly software, Mathcad, in the undergraduate chemical reaction engineering course is discussed. Example problems considered for illustration deal with simultaneous solution of linear algebraic equations (kinetic parameter estimation), nonlinear algebraic equations (equilibrium calculations for multiple reactions and steady state behavior of isothermal/nonisothermal CSTR with single/multiple reactions), integral equations (design of steady-state plug flow reactor, PFR), integral-algebraic equations, and nonlinear ordinary differential equations (solution of conservation equations for steady-state PFR and unsteady state CSTR). The capabilities of Mathcad are of significant benefit in accelerating learning and strengthening the fundamental knowledge base.
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Computer Software, Undergraduate Study, College Science, Algebra, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematical Concepts, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.che.ufl.edu/cee
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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