Book 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, firsttime 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.)
Table of Contents
 Cover image
 Title page
 Table of Contents
 Companion Website
 Copyright
 Preface
 Acknowledgements

Part I: Building Your PTC Mathcad Toolbox
 Introduction
 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!
 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 Custom Units
 Units in Equations
 Using Labels to Distinguish Between Variables and Units
 Units in Userdefined Functions
 Units in Empirical Formulas
 Unit Scaling Functions
 Dimensionless Units
 Using the Unit Placeholder for Scaling
 Summary
 Practice

Part II: Hand Tools for Your PTC Mathcad Toolbox
 Introduction
 Chapter 6. Arrays, Vectors, and Matrices
 Chapter 7. Selected PTC Mathcad Functions

Chapter 8. Plotting
 Abstract
 Plots Tab
 Creating a Simple XY Plot
 Creating a Simple Polar Plot
 XY Plot Range and Tick Marks
 Number of Points Plotted
 Using Range Variables to Set Plot Domain
 Polar Plot Range and Tick Marks
 Graphing with Units
 Formatting Plots
 Graphing Multiple Functions
 Plotting Data Points
 Parametric Plotting
 Trace and Zoom
 Plotting over a Log Scale
 3D Plots and Contour Plots
 Engineering Examples
 Summary
 Practice
 Chapter 9. Simple Logic Programming
 Part III: Power Tools for Your PTC Mathcad Toolbox

Part IV: Creating and Organizing Your Engineering Calculations with PTC Mathcad
 Introduction
 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
 Abstract
 Copying Regions from Other PTC Mathcad Worksheets
 Creating Standard Calculation Worksheets
 Protecting Information
 Potential Problems with Inserting Standard Calculation Worksheets and Recommended Solutions
 Guidelines
 How to Use Redefined Variables in Project Calculations
 Resetting Variables
 Using Userdefined Functions in Standard Calculation Worksheets
 Using the Include Feature
 When to Separate Project Calculation Files
 Summary
 Practice
 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. BuiltIn Constants and Variables
 Appendix 5. Reference Tables
 Index
Product Information
 Title: Essential PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0
 Author(s):
 Release date: October 2013
 Publisher(s): Academic Press
 ISBN: 9780124104105