Engineering Calculations Using Mathcad
Course Outline1. Learning Objective
This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
engineering calculations using Mathcad
Math is everywhere and in
everything. From bridges to high-rises, from roller-coasters to the space shuttle,
math is critical to today's high-tech society. Mathcad by PTC makes math easy and approachable for users from high school
students to engineers who are at the cutting edge of some of the most important
and demanding technical environments in the world.
Mathcad is a valuable technical computing
tool for engineers and architects. You can think of Mathcad as a combination of
Mathcad provides a rich problem-solving
environment that gives you a wide variety of analysis and visualization tools.
Unlike other technical software, Mathcad does math the same way you do. That
is because it looks and works like a scratchpad and pencil. Mathcad's on-screen
interface is a blank worksheet on which you can enter equations, graph data
or functions, and annotate with text - anywhere on the worksheet. Some of the important computational features of Mathcad for engineering applications
In addition to the Live Document Interface, another important feature that sets Mathcad apart from other technical computing tools is its built-in support for units. Mathcad can handle unit conversion automatically within a worksheet.
Therefore, the technical documents prepared using Mathcad can be easily understood and verified by others. In addition, using Mathcad in your work can relieve you from tedious and repetitive design calculations, eliminate arithmetic errors, and produce quality design calculations.
Some of the important computational features of Mathcad for engineering applications are:
In this lesson, you will learn the basic
features of Mathcad and two Mathcad applications in the real-world of the engineering
To learn the basic features of Mathcad, you need to purchase a copy of Mathcad from Mathcad.com. Once you install the software, you need to study the Mathcad's built-in tutorial (a PDF file, 688 KB, 51 pages). In addition, you need to watch the following video lessons:
1. Mathcad Demo for Beginners (12:42 video)
2. Mathcad Prime 1.0 Demo (11:26 video)
3. Mathcad Prime 2.0 Webinar (1:00:15 video)
4. Concrete Beam Analysis using a Mathcad sheet (15:17 video)
In particular, you need to learn how to:
Web Library contains many examples of Mathcad applications in the various
disciplines. In this lesson, you need to download and study the following two
Mathcad application files since you will be asked to solve some simple beam problems
when taking the quiz.
Course SummaryThis course covers some of the basic features of Mathcad, which include interface features, graphical features, computational features, and text and document features. Through this online course, the student should be able to use Mathcad to solve some of the routine design problems in his/her design practice. For more advanced topics on Mathcad applications such as electronic books and animation, you may visit the Mathsoft.com website.
Related LinksFor additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:
Once you finish studying the above Mathcad document and application files, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.