Learn how to use PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0, one of the world’s leading tools for technical computing, in the context of engineering, science, and math applications. Quickly harness the power of PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 to solve both simple and complex problems. Essential PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0 is perfect for college students, first-time users, and experienced Mathcad 15 users who are moving to PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0.
Updated from Maxfield’s popular Essential Mathcad, this book introduces the most powerful functions and features of the new PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 software and teaches how to apply them to create comprehensive calculations for any quantitative subject. Examples from several fields demonstrate the power and utility of PTC Mathcad’s tools while also demonstrating how users can eff ectively incorporate Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets into the software.
- Learn the basics faster: Chapter 1 introduces many fundamentals of Mathcad, allowing the reader to begin using the program in less time.
- Learn PTC Mathcad tools in context: Incorporates many applied examples and problems from a wide
variety of disciplines.
- Thorough discussion of many PTC Mathcad tools: Units, arrays, plotting, solving, symbolic calculations, programming, algebra, calculus, differential equations, reading from files, writing to files, and incorporating MS Excel spreadsheets.
- Includes a link to PTC with instructions on how to purchase the PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0 Student Edition (The Student Edition software is intended for educational purposes only.)
Engineers and scientists working in industry who need instruction on using Mathcad. Engineering, math, and science students using Mathcad in their coursework.
Part I: Building Your PTC Mathcad Toolbox
Chapter 1. An Introduction to PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0
Before You Begin
Creating Simple Math Expressions
PTC Mathcad Workspace
Summary of Equal Signs
Arrays and Subscripts
Plotting - X-Y Plots
Programming, Symbolic Calculations, Solving and Calculus
Getting Started Tab
Chapter 2. PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0 for Current Mathcad 15 Users
Differences to Become Accustomed to
Exciting New Features in PTC Mathcad Prime
Features from Mathcad 15 that Are Not in Mathcad Prime 3.0
Chapter 3. Variables and Regions
Types of Variables
Rules for Naming Variables
Why Use Variables
Additional Information About Math Regions
Find and Replace
Inserting and Deleting Lines
Page View and Page Breaks
Chapter 4. Simple Functions
Examples of User-defined Functions
Passing a Function to a Function
Chapter 5. Units!
Changing the Default Unit System
Using and Displaying Units
Custom Default Unit System
Units of Force and Units of Mass
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- 28th October 2013
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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.
Professional Engineer, Salt Lake City, UT, USA