Essential Mathcad for Engineering, Science, and Math ISE

Essential Mathcad for Engineering, Science, and Math ISE

2nd Edition - May 28, 2009

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  • Author: Brent Maxfield
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123748461

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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.

Key Features

  • 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
    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: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: May 28, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123748461

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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  • Martin S. Wed Feb 21 2018

    deep features introduction

    helpfull also for already experienced users