Engineering with Mathcad

Engineering with Mathcad

Using Mathcad to Create and Organize your Engineering Calculations

1st Edition - October 9, 2006

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  • Author: Brent Maxfield
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080466941

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Using the author’s considerable experience of applying Mathcad to engineering problems, Engineering with Mathcad identifies the most powerful functions and features of the software and teaches how to apply these to create comprehensive engineering calculations. Many examples from a variety of engineering fields demonstrate the power and utility of Mathcad’s tools, while also demonstrating how other software, such as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, can be incorporated effectively. This simple, step-by-step approach makes this book an ideal Mathcad text for professional engineers as well as engineering and science students.A CD-ROM packaged with the book contains all the examples in the text and an evaluation version of the Mathcad software, enabling the reader to learn by doing and experiment by changing parameters.

Key Features

* Identifies the key Mathcad functions for creating comprehensive engineering calculations
* A step-by-step approach enables easy learning for professional engineers and students alike
* Includes a CD-ROM containing all the examples in the text and an evaluation version of the Mathcad software


All types of engineers – mechanical, civil, structural, electrical - working in industry as engineers or consulting engineers. Students applying Mathcad to engineering.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    Creating and Editing Mathcad Expressions
    Simple User-Defined Functions
    Mathcad Settings
    Customizing Mathcad
    Arrays, Vectors, and Matrices
    Selected Mathcad Functions
    Simple Logic Programming
    Introduction to Symbolic Calculations
    Solving Engineering Equations
    Advanced Programming
    Putting It All Together
    Assembling Calculations from Standard Calculation Worksheets
    Importing Files from Other Programs into Mathcad
    Communicating with Other Programs Using Components
    Microsoft Excel Component
    Inputs and Outputs
    Hyperlinks and Tables of Contents

Product details

  • No. of pages: 520
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2006
  • Published: October 9, 2006
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080466941

About the Author

Brent Maxfield

Brent Maxfield is a Professional Structural Engineer in Utah and a Professional Civil Engineering in California. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University with a degree in Civil Engineering and earned a Master of Engineering Management degree. He is active in professional associations, having served on the Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of Utah and in the Structural Advisory Committee to the Utah Uniform Building Codes Commission. He has used Mathcad extensively for nearly 20 years. In Essential Mathcad, Maxfield shares his vast Mathcad experience and knowledge.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professional Engineer, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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