You may think of using symbolics for problems involving undefined variables. While this is a very useful feature, it is also important to note that symbolics can be used to solve problems, which can be calculated numerically.... (Show more)(Show less)

There are many reasons to move to Mathcad from Excel as an engineering calculation environment. These include, to name a few:
- clarity of notation (readability)
- clarity of dependencies (verification)
- unit analysis (error checking)
- breadth of calculation tools (completeness)
- engineering-appropriate graphs, image analysis, matrix analysis, and data support
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