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Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 1PM EST is the PlanetPTC Virtual - Mathcad event. Registration is open >>
During this virtual event:
At the conclusion of each of the three conference sessions, the presenter will provide a clue to the audience. Collect all three clues, answer the problem statement below using Mathcad Prime 1.0, and email your worksheet to -.
The winners will be chosen based on the accuracy of solution; Mathcad Prime 1.0 must be used to calculate the solution. Out of all correct answers, 5 winners will be selected at random. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 18 at 11:59PM EDT.
A train leaves New York at 9:45am EDT, heading for San Francisco...
The train system consists of a straight-line tunnel connecting the two cities. The train uses a MAGLEV (magnetic levitation) system consisting of permanent magnets in the tracks and superconductive electromagnets in the train. To accelerate it uses a combination of electromagnetic force and gravitational pull of the Earth. The deceleration comes also from the gravitational pull of the Earth, as well as aerodynamic drag of the train.
Problem: Compute the arrival time in San Francisco assuming constant propulsion force.
Simplifying assumptions:
References: (1) Wikipedia (2) Google Maps
The 3 Input parameters will be revealed as “clues.” One clue will be revealed after each conference session.
Email your worksheet to - Official Sweepstakes Rules
It will be quite difficult to win if you don't attend. Register for this free event >>
I just remembered that you'll probably need to download Mathcad Prime 1.0 so you can submit your entries.
Here's a link to the download:
http://www.ptc.com/products/mathcad/mathcad-prime-1-0/free-trial.htm
Good luck!
-Dan
Hi all,
Once you have donwloaded Mathcad Prime the easiest way to get started with the challenge is to download and open the attached Mathcad Prime worksheet.
Good luck and enjoy the Mathcad Virtual Event!
Chris Hartmann
Academic Program Manager for Mathcad
Hello--
Who has calculated an arrival time for the train heading toward San Francisco? Email your worksheet to -
To get started, download this Mathcad Prime 1.0 worksheet -- it includes the 3 clues. And...you have until 11:59 pm EDT on Monday to submit your answer.
Good luck!
Allison
Hello --
Please submit your Mathcad Challenge worksheets by this evening! Email -. The contest overview is attached.
Enter for a chance to win a $100 Gift card -- and bragging rights! 5 winners will be selected. For a Mathcad Prime 1.0 worksheet to get you started, check last Friday's post.
A train leaves New York at 9:45am EDT, heading for San Francisco...
Good luck!
Allison
One pretask:
Answer:
Dan,
Is there any plans for a new challenge?
Hi Vladimir,
No new challenges tied to a virtual event but look for a more general challenge that will be available beginning of March.
Hi Dan,
Thank you.