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Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering Edward Magrab has authored a new book, An Engineer's Guide to Mathematica, published by Wiley May 5, 2014. An Engineer's Guide to Mathematica provides an introduction and overview of Mathematica software specifically geared towards engineers and Magrab presents a variety of examples that illustrate how to use Mathematica to solve engineering problems.

Mathematica is a computational software program developed by Stephen Wolfram that is widely used in scientific, engineering, mathematical and computing fields to solve complex problems using symbolic mathematics.

Magrab leverages his 35 plus years of university-level teaching in engineering to provide readers with over 85 Mathematica examples that cover a wide range of engineering specialties from controls and signal processing  to vibrations, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and engineering statistics. 

According to the publisher's description, "An Engineer’s Guide to Mathematica enables the reader to attain the skills to create Mathematica 9 programs that solve a wide range of engineering problems and that display the results with annotated graphics. This book can be used to learn Mathematica, as a companion to engineering texts and as a reference for obtaining numerical and symbolic solutions to a wide range of engineering topics. The material is presented in an engineering context and the creation of interactive graphics is emphasized."

Magrab received his B.M.E degree from the City College of New York (1960), his M.A.E. degree from New York University (1961), and his Ph.D. in solid mechanics from Catholic University of America (1966). Prior to joining the University of Maryland faculty in 1987, Magrab held supervisory positions in the Center for Manufacturing Engineering at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)—including head of the Robot Metrology Group, Manager of the vertical machining work station in the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility and Chief of the Sound Section. Magrab has authored eight other textbooks, published numerous journal articles and holds one patent. His research interests include analytical and experimental investigations in vibrations, acoustics and the integration of design and manufacturing.

For more information on Magrab, please visit his faculty webpage.



June 12, 2014


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