Using the author's considerable experience of applying Mathcad to engineering problems, Essential Mathcad introduces the most powerful functions and features of the software and teaches how to apply these to create comprehensive calculations for any quantitative subject. The simple, step-by-step approach makes this book an ideal Mathcad text for professional engineers as well as engineering , science, and math students. Examples from a variety of fields demonstrate the power and utility of Mathcad's tools, while also demonstrating how other software, such as Excel spreadsheets, can be incorporated effectively.
*Many more applied examples and exercises from a wide variety of engineering, science, and math fields * New: more thorough discussions of differential equations, 3D plotting, and curve fitting. * A step-by-step approach enables easy learning for professionals and students alike
Engineering, math, and science students using Mathcad in their coursework. Engineers and scientists working in industry who need instruction on using Mathcad.
Table of Contents
Introduction Variables Creating and Editing Mathcad Expressions Simple User-Defined Functions Units! Mathcad Settings Customizing Mathcad Templates Arrays, Vectors, and Matrices Selected Mathcad Functions Plotting 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 Conclusion
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.