Mathcad Users Guide Selected 3D plot & Calculus

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9 Chapter 2 Getting Started with Mathcad ± The Mathcad Workspace ± Regions ± A Simple Calculation ± Definitions and Variables ± Graphs ± Saving, Printing, and Exiting The Mathcad Workspace When you start Mathcad, you see a window like that shown in Figure 2-1. Figure 2-1: Mathcad with various toolbars displayed.
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10 / Chapter 2 Getting Started with Mathcad Each button in the Math toolbar opens another toolbar of operators or symbols. You can insert many operators, Greek letters, and plots by clicking these buttons. The Standard toolbar provides quick access to many menu commands. The Formatting toolbar contains scrolling lists and buttons to specify font characteristics for both equations and text. Tip To learn what a button on any toolbar does, hover the mouse over the button until a tooltip appears with a brief description. You can choose to show or hide each toolbar from the View menu. To detach and drag a toolbar around your window, place your cursor on the edge of the toolbar. Then hold down the mouse button and drag. You can also click on the blue title bar and drag. Tip You can customize the Standard and Formatting toolbars. To add and remove buttons, right- click on the toolbar and choose Customize from the menu. Button Toolbar Calculator : Arithmetic operators. Graph : Two- and three-dimensional plot types and graph tools. Matrix : Matrix and vector operators. Evaluation : Equal signs for evaluation and definition. Calculus : Derivatives, integrals, limits, and iterated sums and products. Boolean : Comparative and logical operators for Boolean expression. Programming : Programming constructs. Greek : Greek letters. Symbolic : Symbolic keywords and modifiers.
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Regions / 11 Working with Worksheets When you start Mathcad, you open a Mathcad worksheet . You can have as many worksheets open as your available system resources allow. If you are working with a longer worksheet, use Go to Page from the Edit menu to move quickly through the worksheet. Regions Mathcad lets you enter equations, text, and plots anywhere in the worksheet. Each equation, piece of text, or other element is a region . A Mathcad worksheet is a collection of such regions. To start a new region in Mathcad: 1. Click anywhere in a blank area of the worksheet. You see a small crosshair. Anything you type appears at the crosshair. 2. If the region you want to create is a math region, just start typing anywhere you put the crosshair. By default Mathcad understands what you type as mathematics. See “A Simple Calculation” below for an example. 3. To create a text region, choose Text Region from the Insert menu or simply press [“] and then start typing. See Chapter 6, “Working with Text,” for a complete description. Tip To add a border around a region or regions, select the region(s), then right-click and choose Properties from the menu. Click on the Display tab and check the box next to “Show Border.” A Simple Calculation Although Mathcad can perform sophisticated mathematics, you can easily use it as a simple calculator. To try your first calculation, follow these steps:
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This note was uploaded on 07/24/2010 for the course MAT 151 taught by Professor Copeland during the Spring '10 term at Wake Tech.

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