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Excel Scientific and Engineering Cookbook (Cookbooks)by David M. Bourg
Synopses & Reviews
Given the improved analytical capabilities of Excel, scientists and engineers everywhere are using it--instead of FORTRAN--to solve problems. And why not? Excel is installed on millions of computers, features a rich set of built-in analyses tools, and includes an integrated Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. No wonder it's today's computing tool of choice.
Chances are you already use Excel to perform some fairly routine calculations. Now the Excel Scientific and Engineering Cookbook shows you how to leverage Excel to perform more complex calculations, too, calculations that once fell in the domain of specialized tools. It does so by putting a smorgasbord of data analysis techniques right at your fingertips. The book shows how to perform these useful tasks and others:
Wherever possible, the Excel Scientific and Engineering Cookbook draws on real-world examples from a range of scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, and physics. This way, you'll be better prepared to solve the problems you face in your everyday scientific or engineering tasks.
High on practicality and low on theory, this quick, look-up reference provides instant solutions, or "recipes," to problems both basic and advanced. And like other books in O'Reilly's popular Cookbook format, each recipe also includes a discussion on how and why it works. As a result, you can take comfort in knowing that complete, practical answers are a mere page-flip away.
Book News Annotation:
Traditional scientific and engineering computing tools require specialized access and advanced training. With examples drawn from his own experience, Bourg (naval architecture, U. of New Orleans), a consulting engineer/computer game developer, treats the widely-used tool of Microsoft Excel as an alternative for solving both routine and more complex problems in these fields. He also introduces Excel's Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming topics, including integrating VBA code with Excel spreadsheets.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Book News Annotation:
Traditional scientific and engineering computing tools require specialized access and advanced training. With examples drawn from his own experience, Bourg (naval architecture, U. of New Orleans), a consulting engineer/computer game developer, treats the widely-used tool of Microsoft Excel as an alternative for solving both routine and more complex problems in these fields. He also introduces Excel's Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming topics, including integrating VBA code with Excel spreadsheets. Annotation Â©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
For scientists and engineers who are using Excel to solve complex problems, this new cookbook puts a smorgasbord of data analysis techniques right at their fingertips.
About the Author
As a naval architect and marine engineer, David M. Bourg performs computer simulations and develops analysis tools that measure such things as hovercraft performance and the effect of waves on the motion of ships and boats. He teaches at the college level in the areas of ship design, construction and analysis. On occasion, David also lectures at high schools on topics such as naval architecture and software development. In addition to David's practical engineering background, he's professionally involved in computer game development and consulting through his company, Crescent Vision Interactive.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Using ExcelChapter 2: Getting Acquainted with Visual Basic for ApplicationsChapter 3: Collecting and Cleaning Up DataChapter 4: ChartingChapter 5: Statistical AnalysisChapter 6: Time Series AnalysisChapter 7: Mathematical FunctionsChapter 8: Curve Fitting and RegressionChapter 9: Solving EquationsChapter 10: Numerical Integration and DifferentiationChapter 11: Solving Ordinary Differential EquationsChapter 12: Solving Partial Differential EquationsChapter 13: Performing Optimization Analyses in ExcelChapter 14: Introduction to Financial CalculationsColophon
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