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Mechanical Engineering Library

Critical Resources for Mechanical Engineers Working in Mathcad

The Mechanical Engineering Library combines three classic mechanical references: Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, Hick's formulas, and an interactive introduction to the finite element method. Because these e-books are delivered electronically for use within Mathcad, you can apply these resources every day with ease. Explanatory text and examples give you detailed background and guidance when you want it. Best of all, each title comes with word search, a hyperlinked table of contents and hyperlinked indexing.

Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, 6th Edition
You get the complete Mathcad edition with more than 1000 separate design cases covering straight beams and bars, curved beams, plates, and shells. Includes all 37 tables of formulas in Roark's, ready to use in your Mathcad worksheets, and more than 75 detailed example problems worked out in Mathcad.

Machine Design and Analysis from Hicks' Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations
Adapted from the Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations (edited by Tyler G. Hicks), this Electronic Book includes over 125 machine design, analysis, and metalworking calculations. Each section in the book has a working Mathcad calculation procedure that mirrors a procedure from the original text, and includes explanatory text, tabular data, scanned-in figures, and Mathcad plots to support these working examples. Use the examples as templates for solving dozens of related problems, or as a quick-reference tool for practical engineering formulas. And because every number and formula is "live" and interactive, you can change parameters and watch Mathcad calculate answers right on the screen.

Finite Element Beginnings
This Electronic Book, by engineer and teacher David Pintur, is an introduction to the principles of the finite element method. If you use, or intend to use, existing finite element packages but want a deeper theoretical understanding of the methodology, this book is ideal. Through a variety of examples, you get a solid foundation for establishing finite element applications so you can move on to more advanced programs. And, because it's based on Mathcad's "live" math environment, every number, formula, and plot can be adapted to solve your individual problems. You can change parameters and plots and watch Mathcad recalculate answers right there in the book.

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