Essential PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0

1st Edition

A Guide for New and Current Users

Authors: Brent Maxfield
Paperback ISBN: 9780124104105
eBook ISBN: 9780124104587
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 2013
Page Count: 584
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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.)

Readership

Engineers and scientists working in industry who need instruction on using Mathcad. Engineering, math, and science students using Mathcad in their coursework.

Table of Contents

Companion Website

Preface

Book Overview

Additional Resources

Teminology

Acknowledgements

Part I: Building Your PTC Mathcad Toolbox

Introduction

Chapter 1. An Introduction to PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0

Abstract

Before You Begin

Creating Simple Math Expressions

Grouping

Editing Expressions

PTC Mathcad Workspace

Summary of Equal Signs

Regions

Functions

Units

Arrays and Subscripts

Plotting - X-Y Plots

Programming, Symbolic Calculations, Solving and Calculus

Getting Started Tab

Summary

Practice

Chapter 2. PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0 for Current Mathcad 15 Users

Abstract

Differences to Become Accustomed to

Exciting New Features in PTC Mathcad Prime

Features from Mathcad 15 that Are Not in Mathcad Prime 3.0

Summary

Chapter 3. Variables and Regions

Abstract

Variables

Types of Variables

Rules for Naming Variables

String Variables

Why Use Variables

Regions

Text Regions

Areas

Additional Information About Math Regions

Find and Replace

Inserting and Deleting Lines

Page View and Page Breaks

Summary

Practice

Chapter 4. Simple Functions

Abstract

Built-in Functions

Labels

User-defined Functions

Examples of User-defined Functions

Passing a Function to a Function

Warnings

Engineering Examples

Summary

Practice

Chapter 5. Units!

Abstract

Introduction

Definitions

Changing the Default Unit System

Using and Displaying Units

Derived Units

Custom Default Unit System

Units of Force and Units of Mass

Creating

Details

No. of pages:
584
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124104587
Paperback ISBN:
9780124104105

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