(20e) Polymath 6.1 – Now Supports Problem Solving in Excel and Matlab | AIChE

(20e) Polymath 6.1 – Now Supports Problem Solving in Excel and Matlab


Shacham, M. - Presenter, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Elly, M. - Presenter, Intel Corp.

POLYMATH 6.1 Educational is a proven computational system that supports advanced problem solving in chemical engineering. Capabilities include Linear Equations, Nonlinear Equations, Differential Equations, Data Analysis and Regression. Low-cost site licenses are provided through the CACHE Corporation for academic departments. These licenses enable use in computer labs and distribution of individual copies to all student, faculty, and staff. Individual use educational and professional versions are also available.

POLYMATH enables the user to apply effective numerical analysis techniques during interactive problem solving on personal computers. Graphical and tabular results are provided for easy understanding and for incorporation into papers and reports. POLYMATH has a minimal learning curve and provides extensive error checking during problem entry that leads to great efficiency in problem solution.

Version 6.1 provides the new and UNIQUE capability to automatically export any POLYMATH problem to Excel with a single keypress. Thus problems can be solved completely in Polymath or exported to Excel for solution. A POLYMATH ODE_Solver Add-In is included and allows for the solution of ordinary differential equations in Excel. Automatic problem export from Polymath to Excel includes the conversion of all intrinsic functions and logical variables.

MATLAB users will appreciate POLYMATH's ability to provide a problem solution in a format that can directly be incorporated into ?m? files. Polymath automatically translated the problem into ordered equations in MATLAB code. Templates are available that allow easy problem solution in MATLAB that can be very helpful for novice or experiences MATLAB users.

More details and assorted chemical engineering problems that are solved with Polymath, Matlab, and Excel are available from: