|What is it?|
|Visual Electromagnetics for Mathcad has been revised. Version 1.1 has been released for use with any edition of Mathcad 8. (The original version 1.0 of VisualEM is still recommended for Mathcad 7)|
Visual Electromagnetics for Mathcad contains over 70 separate worksheets and is roughly 500 pages in length. Many of the worksheets in this electronic book are essentially mini tutorials on a specific topic from the textbook. Unlike the printed text, however, all the worksheets are "live" meaning that the problem variables can be changed and the results observed almost instantly. The electronic book also offers animation capabilities which are extensively incorporated into the electronic book.
A few worksheets have been compiled into a read-only preview using Net-It Now! No other browser plug-ins are required to view these sample worksheets. However, these worksheets are not "live" which means you cannot change values nor do the hyperlinks or information buttons operate. These worksheets serve only to give you a taste of what to expect from Visual Electromagnetics for Mathcad:
Visual Electromagnetics for Mathcad is a roughly 2 MB file that
can be downloaded from either of two places. Simply click one of the following
choices to download this electronic book:
|Version 1.0 (Mathcad 7)||Version 1.1 (Mathcad 8)|
|McGraw-Hill Higher Education||McGraw-Hill Higher Education|
|University of Kentucky||University of Kentucky|
Installation of Visual Electromagnetics for Mathcad is quick and easy. Simply double click the file setup.exe that you just downloaded and follow the instructions. The text file Readme.txt contains useful information for your reference. You may wish to read this file before running Visual Electromagnetics for Mathcad.
Among other places, you can find the first three editions of Mathcad 8 at:
Note that MathSoft offers patches for Mathcad through their
packs. The current patches for the various editions of Mathcad 8 are
listed in the table below. (Mathcad 7 patches are listed elsewhere.)
|Standard||Level 8.03 (May 1999)|
|Professional Academic||Level 8.03 (May 1999)|
|Professional||Level 8.03 (May 1999)|
More details on the specific issues addressed with this current service patch are available.
Mathcad Explorer is capable of reading Mathcad electronic books but it will not save changes to the electronic book (these changes are called "annotations") nor can Explorer generate new Mathcad worksheets.
Mathcad Explorer is now available from MathSoft.
Using the Web Library, you can run VisualEM – and other posted Mathcad electronic books and worksheets – over the internet without having the electronic book installed locally on your PC. Of course, you must be running Mathcad or Mathcad Explorer on your PC. The primary benefit of the Web Library is that VisualEM can be accessed anywhere and at anytime from an internet connected PC with a local copy of Mathcad or Mathcad Explorer.
To access the Mathsoft Web Library, start Mathcad then select Resource Center from the Help menu. Next, click on the Web Library icon and then click the hyperlinked address shown at the bottom of the page. You will be connected with the Mathsoft Web Library where you will find Visual Electromagnetics for Mathcad as one of the listed electronic books.
Note that depending on your internet connection, your response time
while running VisualEM may be much slower than with a locally installed
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