Mathematica Electrical Engineering Pack
- To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
- Subject: Mathematica Electrical Engineering Pack
- From: rich (Jane Rich)
- Date: Wed, 12 Jan 1994 16:11:12 -0600
Wolfram Research Introduces the Mathematica Applications Library: Electrical Engineering Pack Now Available CHAMPAIGN, Illinois-Wolfram Research, Inc. recently announced the release of an Electrical Engineering Pack, the first in a series of packs in Wolfram Research's newly created Mathematica Applications Library. The Mathematica Applications Library consists of Mathematica-based material from Wolfram Research as well as applications created by independent Mathematica developers. Mathematica packs in areas such as electrical engineering, signal processing, control engineering, statistics, and finance are being designed to extend Mathematica, helping Mathematica users apply the system quickly and efficiently to solve problems in their area of interest. The Electrical Engineering Pack is a collection of notebooks and packages written in Mathematica, designed to enhance the electrical engineer's use of Mathematica for problems in areas such as circuit analysis, transmission lines, and antenna design. Approximately 30 percent of the Mathematica users worldwide are engineers, and electrical engineers comprise the largest segment of this group. The Electrical Engineering Pack introduces these engineers to the Mathematica environment with examples and tools they can use right out of the box to increase their productivity. "The Electrical Engineering Pack gets engineers up and running quickly with Mathematica," according to noted electrical engineer and consultant Alfred Riddle of Macallan Consulting. "It's ideal for practicing engineers because it focuses on solving problems we encounter every day. You really find out how quickly and easily you can implement Mathematica to get work done and communicate your solutions effectively-all within the same program." The Electrical Engineering Pack presents practical examples of how Mathematica is used to solve real electrical engineering problems. Ranging from elementary to advanced, the examples draw upon Mathematica's wide range of capabilities and cover topics such as Bode plots, Nyquist plots, antenna field patterns, Smith charts, root locus plots, and more. The examples are presented as Mathematica notebooks, interactive electronic documents that are created automatically when Mathematica is used on most computer platforms. Live formulas, data, computations, and graphics are combined with text in these notebooks to form an electronic textbook with examples that users can read, modify, and execute for individual project requirements. The pack also provides a new set of Mathematica functions useful in many common electrical engineering tasks, extending Mathematica specifically for the electrical engineer. These fundamental tools range from simple one-line programs to complex modeling routines, demonstrating many of the techniques used in creating Mathematica-based programs. Completely open and customizable, the pack lets users examine the source code of the functions and use them as examples of Mathematica programming or as a core to build upon as they develop their own algorithms. Price and Availability The Electrical Engineering Pack is available for Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, and the X Window System (for Sun SPARC, Sun Solaris DEC RISC, HP 700 Series, IBM RISC System/6000, and Silicon Graphics computers) and is priced at $195. Mathematica Version 2.2 is required to make full use of the materials in the Electrical Engineering Pack. The Electrical Engineering Pack is available directly through Wolfram Research and resellers worldwide. To order, customers may call 1-800-441-MATH in the U.S. or +44-(0)993-883400 in Europe.