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Engineering with MathCad Using MathCad to Create and Organize Your Engineering Calculations

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ISBN-10: 0750667028

ISBN-13: 9780750667029

Edition: 2006

Authors: Brent Maxfield

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Using the authors considerable experience of applying Mathcad to engineering problems,Engineering with Mathcadidentifies the most powerful functions and features of the software and teaches how to apply these to create comprehensive engineering calculations. Many examples from a variety of engineering fields demonstrate the power and utility of Mathcads tools, whilst also demonstrating how other software, such as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, can be incorporated effectively. This simple, step-by-step approach makes this book an ideal Mathcad text for professional engineers as well as engineering and science students. A CD-ROM packaged with the book contains all the examples in the text and…    
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List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 490
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgmentp. v
Prefacep. xix
Introductionp. xxi
Building your Mathcad Toolboxp. 1
Variablesp. 3
Variablesp. 3
Types of variablesp. 3
Defining variablesp. 4
Rules for naming variablesp. 4
Case and fontp. 4
Characters that can be used in variable namesp. 4
Subscriptsp. 5
Special text modep. 6
Chemistry notationp. 7
String variablesp. 8
Why use variablesp. 8
Guidelines for naming variablesp. 10
Summaryp. 13
Practicep. 13
Creating and editing Mathcad expressionsp. 15
Introductionp. 16
Regionsp. 16
Definition of regionp. 16
Using the worksheet rulerp. 16
Tabsp. 17
Selecting and moving regionsp. 17
Aligning regions and alignment guidelinesp. 17
Math regionsp. 20
Text regionsp. 20
Creating text regionsp. 20
Changing font characteristicsp. 20
Inserting Greek symbolsp. 21
Ending a text regionp. 21
Controlling the width of a text regionp. 21
Moving regions below the text regionp. 21
Paragraph propertiesp. 22
Text rulerp. 24
Spell checkp. 25
Creating simple math expressionsp. 25
Creating more complex expressionsp. 26
Editing expressionsp. 29
Selecting charactersp. 29
Deleting charactersp. 30
Deleting and replacing operatorsp. 30
Wrapping equationsp. 30
Find and replacep. 31
Findp. 31
Replacep. 33
Inserting and deleting linesp. 34
Summaryp. 35
Practicep. 35
Simple functionsp. 37
Built-in functionsp. 38
User-defined functionsp. 41
Why use user-defined functions?p. 42
Using multiple argumentsp. 43
Variables in user-defined functionsp. 43
Examples of user-defined functionsp. 46
Warningsp. 47
Summaryp. 49
Practicep. 50
Units!p. 51
Introductionp. 51
Definitionsp. 52
Changing the default unit systemp. 53
Assigning units to numbersp. 54
Displaying derived unitsp. 59
Custom default unit systemp. 61
Units of force and units of massp. 62
Creating custom unitsp. 63
Units in equationsp. 65
Do not redefine built-in unitsp. 65
Units in user-defined functionsp. 67
Units in empirical formulasp. 68
SIUnitsOf()p. 71
Custom scaling unitsp. 73
Fahrenheit and celsiusp. 73
Change in temperaturep. 74
Degrees minutes seconds (DMS)p. 77
Hours minutes seconds (hhmmss)p. 78
Feet inch fraction (FIF)p. 78
Creating your own custom scaling functionp. 79
Dimensionless unitsp. 80
Limitation of unitsp. 81
Summaryp. 82
Practicep. 83
Mathcad settingsp. 85
Preferences dialog boxp. 86
General tabp. 86
File Locations tabp. 87
HTML Options tabp. 89
Warnings tabp. 91
Script security tabp. 93
Languagep. 95
Save tabp. 95
Summary of the Preference tabp. 96
Worksheet Options dialog boxp. 96
Built-in variables tabp. 96
Calculation tabp. 98
Display tabp. 100
Unit system tabp. 101
Dimensions tabp. 101
Compatibility tabp. 101
Result Format dialog boxp. 102
Number Format tabp. 102
Display Options tabp. 105
Unit Display tabp. 106
Tolerance tabp. 107
Individual result formattingp. 107
Automatic Calculationp. 108
Summaryp. 109
Practicep. 110
Customizing Mathcadp. 112
Default Mathcad stylesp. 113
Default math stylesp. 113
Default text stylesp. 115
Additional Mathcad stylesp. 116
Additional math stylesp. 116
Additional text stylesp. 120
Changing and creating new math stylesp. 120
Changing the "Variables" stylep. 121
Changing the "Constants" stylep. 122
Creating new math stylesp. 123
Changing and creating new text stylesp. 125
Changing text stylesp. 125
Creating new text stylesp. 128
Headers and footersp. 130
Creating headers and footersp. 130
Information to include in headers and footersp. 132
Examplesp. 133
Margins and Page Setupp. 134
Toolbar customizationp. 136
Summaryp. 136
Practicep. 137
Templatesp. 139
Information saved in a templatep. 140
Mathcad templatesp. 140
Review of chapters 4, 5, and 6p. 141
Creating your own customized templatep. 142
EWM Metricp. 142
EWM USp. 151
Normal.xmct filep. 152
Summaryp. 153
Practicep. 154
Useful information-Part Ip. 155
Variablesp. 155
Custom Character toolbarp. 155
QuickSheetp. 155
Greek lettersp. 156
Other charactersp. 157
List of predefined variablesp. 158
CWDp. 159
Information about Math regionsp. 159
In-line divisionp. 159
Mixed numbersp. 159
Summary of equal signsp. 160
Math Regions in text regionsp. 161
Math Regions that do not calculatep. 161
Customizing operator displayp. 162
Functionsp. 163
Passing a function to a functionp. 163
Custom operator notationp. 164
Tip of the dayp. 166
Hand Tools for your Mathcad Toolboxp. 167
Arrays, vectors, and matricesp. 169
Creating vectors and matricesp. 170
ORIGINp. 171
Array subscripts (subscript operator)p. 172
Range variablesp. 174
Using range values to create arraysp. 175
Using units in range variablesp. 179
Calculating increments from the beginning and ending valuesp. 181
Comparing range variables to vectorsp. 183
Displaying arraysp. 183
Table display formp. 184
Using units with arraysp. 188
Calculating with arraysp. 189
Addition and subtractionp. 190
Multiplicationp. 190
Divisionp. 194
Calculation summaryp. 197
Engineering Examplesp. 197
Summaryp. 200
Practicep. 201
Selected Mathcad functionsp. 203
Review of built-in functionsp. 204
Toolbarsp. 204
Selected functionsp. 205
Max and min functionsp. 205
Mean and median functionsp. 209
Truncation and rounding functionsp. 212
Summation operatorsp. 217
If functionp. 222
lInterp functionp. 223
Summaryp. 227
Practicep. 227
Plottingp. 229
Creating a simple X-Y QuickPlotp. 230
Creating a simple Polar plotp. 233
Using range variablesp. 235
Setting plotting rangesp. 237
Graphing with unitsp. 241
Graphing multiple functionsp. 243
Formatting plotsp. 245
Axes tabp. 245
Traces tabp. 247
Labels tabp. 249
Defaults tabp. 250
Zoomingp. 251
Plotting data pointsp. 252
Range variablesp. 252
Data vectorsp. 254
Numeric display of plotted points (Trace)p. 257
Using plots for finding solutions to problemsp. 257
Parametric plottingp. 258
3D plottingp. 259
Summaryp. 260
Practicep. 260
Simple logic programmingp. 263
Introduction to the programming toolbarp. 264
Creating a simple programp. 264
Return operatorp. 268
Boolean operatorsp. 269
Adding lines to a programp. 272
Using conditional programs to make and display conclusionsp. 276
Summaryp. 276
Practicep. 277
Useful information-Part IIp. 278
Vectors and matricesp. 278
Converting a range variable to a vectorp. 278
Sorting arraysp. 281
Functionsp. 281
Namespace operatorp. 281
Error functionp. 283
String functionsp. 284
Picture functions and image processingp. 284
Curve fitting, regression, and data analysisp. 285
Complex numbers, polar coordinates, and mapping functionsp. 285
Plotsp. 287
Plotting a range over a log scalep. 287
Plotting coniesp. 290
Plotting a family of curvesp. 290
Power Tools for your Mathcad Toolboxp. 293
Introduction to symbolic calculationsp. 295
Getting started with symbolic calculationsp. 296
Evaluatep. 301
Floatp. 302
Expand, simplify, and factorp. 305
Explicitp. 308
Using more than one keywordp. 311
Units with symbolic calculationsp. 313
Additional topics to studyp. 314
Summaryp. 314
Practicep. 315
Solving engineering equationsp. 317
Root functionp. 318
Polyroots functionp. 321
Solve Blocks using Given and Findp. 324
Isolve functionp. 328
TOL, CTOL, and Minerrp. 329
Using unitsp. 329
Engineering Examplesp. 329
Summaryp. 334
Practicep. 335
Advanced programmingp. 336
Local definitionp. 336
Loopingp. 339
For loopsp. 340
While loopsp. 344
Break and continue operatorsp. 347
Return operatorp. 349
On error operatorp. 350
Summaryp. 351
Practicep. 351
Useful information-Part IIIp. 352
Calculusp. 352
Differentiationp. 352
Integrationp. 355
Functionsp. 356
Maximize and Minimize in Solve Blocksp. 356
Sources of additional informationp. 357
Resources toolbar and My Sitep. 357
Reference Tablesp. 358
Keyboard shortcutsp. 359
Creating and Organizing your Engineering Calculations with Mathcadp. 363
Putting it all togetherp. 365
Introductionp. 366
Mathcad toolboxp. 366
Variablesp. 366
Editingp. 368
User-defined functionsp. 368
Units!p. 368
Mathcad settingsp. 369
Customizing Mathcad with templatesp. 369
Hand toolsp. 369
Power toolsp. 370
Let's start buildingp. 370
What is aheadp. 371
Summaryp. 371
Practicep. 371
Assembling calculations from standard calculation worksheetsp. 373
Copying regions from other Mathcad worksheetsp. 374
XML and metadatap. 375
Provenancep. 380
Creating standard calculation worksheetsp. 381
Protecting informationp. 382
Locking areasp. 383
Protecting regionsp. 386
Advantages and disadvantages of locking areas versus protecting worksheetsp. 388
Potential problems with inserting standard calculation worksheets and recommended solutionsp. 389
Guidelinesp. 390
How to use redefined variables in project calculationsp. 391
Resetting variablesp. 395
Using user-defined functions in standard calculation worksheetsp. 398
Using the reference functionp. 399
When to separate project calculation filesp. 401
Using Find and Replacep. 401
Mathcad Application Server and Designatep. 402
Mathcad Application Serverp. 402
Designatep. 402
Summaryp. 403
Importing files from other programs into Mathcadp. 404
Introductionp. 404
Object linking and embedding (OLE)p. 405
Bring objects into Mathcadp. 406
Use and limitations of OLEp. 408
Common software applications that support OLEp. 408
Microsoft Excelp. 409
Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfectp. 409
Adobe Acrobatp. 409
AutoCADp. 410
Multimediap. 410
Data filesp. 410
Summaryp. 411
Communicating with other programs using componentsp. 412
What is a component?p. 413
Application componentsp. 413
Microsoft Excelp. 414
Microsoft Access and other Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC) componentsp. 415
Intergraph SmartSketchp. 421
MathWorks MATLABp. 422
Data componentsp. 425
Data Import Wizard componentp. 425
File Input componentp. 426
Data tablep. 427
File Output componentp. 428
Read and write functionsp. 430
Data Acquisitionp. 430
Scriptable Object componentp. 430
Controlsp. 431
Inserting Mathcad into other applicationsp. 432
Summaryp. 432
Microsoft Excel componentp. 433
Introductionp. 433
Inserting new Excel spreadsheetsp. 434
Multiple input and outputp. 437
Hiding argumentsp. 439
Using Excel within Mathcadp. 440
Using units with Excelp. 440
Inserting existing Excel filesp. 444
Mechanicsp. 444
Sizing the componentp. 444
Embedding versus linkingp. 444
Printing the Excel componentp. 445
Getting Mathcad data from and into existing spreadsheetsp. 445
Examplep. 446
Summaryp. 448
Practicep. 449
Inputs and outputsp. 450
Emphasizing input and output valuesp. 450
Inputp. 450
Outputp. 452
Project calculation inputp. 453
Variable namesp. 454
Creating input for standard calculation worksheetsp. 455
Inputting information from Mathcad variablesp. 456
Data tablesp. 456
Microsoft Excel componentp. 458
Which method is best to use?p. 459
Summarizing outputp. 459
Controlsp. 460
Text boxp. 461
Check boxp. 462
List boxp. 463
Radio boxp. 465
Submit boxp. 466
Summaryp. 467
Hyperlinks and Table of Contentsp. 469
Hyperlinksp. 470
Linking to regions in your current worksheetp. 471
Linking to region in another worksheetp. 473
Notes about hyperlinksp. 473
Creating a pop-up documentp. 474
Table of Contentsp. 475
Mathcad calculation E-bookp. 477
Summaryp. 478
Conclusionp. 479
Advantages of Mathcadp. 479
Creating project calculationsp. 480
Additional resourcesp. 480
Conclusionp. 481
Indexp. 483
CD instructionsp. 494
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