Essential PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0: A Guide for New and Current Users

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Overview

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.
  • Each copy of the book includes a code to download PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0 Student Edition, giving the user a full year of use from the time of installation. (The Student Edition software is intended for educational purposes only.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124104105
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/11/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 584
  • Sales rank: 581,789
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
PART I BUILDING YOUR PTC MATHCAD TOOLBOX
CHAPTER 1 An Introduction to PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0
CHAPTER 2 PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 for Current Mathcad 15 Users
CHAPTER 3 Variables and Regions
CHAPTER 4 Simple Functions
CHAPTER 5 Units!
PART II HAND TOOLS FOR YOUR PTC MATHCAD TOOLBOX
CHAPTER 6 Arrays, Vectors, and Matrices
CHAPTER 7 Selected PTC Mathcad Functions
CHAPTER 8 Plotting
CHAPTER 9 Simple Logic Programming
PART III POWER TOOLS FOR YOUR PTC MATHCAD TOOLBOX
CHAPTER 10 Introduction to Symbolic Calculations
CHAPTER 11 Solving Engineering Equations
CHAPTER 12 Advanced Programming
CHAPTER 13 Calculus and Differential Equations
PART IV CREATING AND ORGANIZING YOUR ENGINEERING CALCULATIONS WITH PTC MATHCAD
CHAPTER 14 Putting It All Together
CHAPTER 15 PTC Mathcad Settings
CHAPTER 16 Customizing PTC Mathcad
CHAPTER 17 Templates
CHAPTER 18 Assembling Calculations from Standard Calculation Worksheets
CHAPTER 19 Microsoft Excel Component
CHAPTER 20 Conclusion
Appendix 1 PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 Keyboard Shortcuts
Appendix 2 Keyboard Shortcuts for Editing and Worksheet Management
Appendix 3 Greek Letters
Appendix 4 Built-In Constants and Variables
Appendix 5 Reference Tables
Index

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    Does not perform well in a web browser

    I prefer to read this book online in my browser. None of the figures beyond Figure 6.8 display. So far it appears to work properly in my Nook but it is tough reading in the browser. I tried Firefox, Chrome, and IE.

    Other than not being able to see all of the figures when reading in a browser it is a good book.

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