Completely updated guide for students, scientists and engineers who want to use Microsoft Excel 2013 to its full potential. Electronic spreadsheet analysis has become part of the everyday work of researchers in all areas of engineering and science. Microsoft Excel, as the industry standard spreadsheet, has a range of scientific functions that can be utilized for the modeling, analysis and presentation of quantitative data. This text provides a straightforward guide to using these functions of Microsoft Excel, guiding the reader from basic principles through to more complicated areas such as formulae, charts, curve-fitting, equation solving, integration, macros, statistical functions, and presenting quantitative data. Content written specifically for the requirements of science and engineering students and professionals working with Microsoft Excel, brought fully up to date with the new Microsoft Office release of Excel 2013. Features of Excel 2013 are illustrated through a wide variety of examples based in technical contexts, demonstrating the use of the program for analysis and presentation of experimental results. New to this edition: The Backstage is introduced (a new Office 2013 feature); all the ‘external’ operations like Save, Print etc. are now in one place The chapter on charting is totally revised and updated – Excel 2013 differs greatly from earlier versions Includes many new end-of-chapter problems Most chapters have been edited to improve readability
Completely updated guide for scientists, engineers and students who want to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to its full potential. Electronic spreadsheet analysis has become part of the everyday work of researchers in all areas of engineering and science. Microsoft Excel, as the industry standard spreadsheet, has a range of scientific functions that can be utilized for the modeling, analysis and presentation of quantitative data. This text provides a straightforward guide to using these functions of Microsoft Excel, guiding the reader from basic principles through to more complicated areas such as formulae, charts, curve-fitting, equation solving, integration, macros, statistical functions, and presenting quantitative data. Content written specifically for the requirements of science and engineering students and professionals working with Microsoft Excel, brought fully up to date with the new Microsoft Office release of Excel 2007. Features of Excel 2007 are illustrated through a wide variety of examples based in technical contexts, demonstrating the use of the program for analysis and presentation of experimental results. Updated with new examples, problem sets, and applications.
Author: E. Joseph Billo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2007-03-16
Learn to fully harness the power of Microsoft Excel® to perform scientific and engineering calculations With this text as your guide, you can significantly enhance Microsoft Excel's® capabilities to execute the calculations needed to solve a variety of chemical, biochemical, physical, engineering, biological, and medicinal problems. The text begins with two chapters that introduce you to Excel's Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language, which allows you to expand Excel's® capabilities, although you can still use the text without learning VBA. Following the author's step-by-step instructions, here are just a few of the calculations you learn to perform: Use worksheet functions to work with matrices Find roots of equations and solve systems of simultaneous equations Solve ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations Perform linear and non-linear regression Use random numbers and the Monte Carlo method This text is loaded with examples ranging from very basic to highly sophisticated solutions. More than 100 end-of-chapter problems help you test and put your knowledge to practice solving real-world problems. Answers and explanatory notes for most of the problems are provided in an appendix. The CD-ROM that accompanies this text provides several useful features: All the spreadsheets, charts, and VBA code needed to perform the examples from the text Solutions to most of the end-of-chapter problems An add-in workbook with more than twenty custom functions This text does not require any background in programming, so it is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Moreover, practitioners in science and engineering will find that this guide saves hours of time by enabling them to perform most of their calculations with one familiar spreadsheet package
With examples from the world of science, this reference teaches scientists how to create graphs, analyze statistics and regressions, and plot and organize scientific data. Scientists can learn the tips and techniques of Excel—and tailor them specifically to their experiments, designs, and research. They will learn when to use NORMDIST vs NORMSDist and CONFIDENCE vs Z, how to keep data-validation lists on a hidden worksheet, use pivot tables to chart frequency distribution, generate random samples with various characteristics, and much more. Ideal for students and professionals alike, this handbook will enable greater productivity and efficiency and it is updated to include all new functions in Excel 2010 and Excel 2013.
Author: Bernard V Liengme
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release Date: 2014-10-01
This book demonstrates some of the ways in which Microsoft Excel® may be used to solve numerical problems in the field of physics. But why use Excel in the first place? Certainly, Excel is never going to out-perform the wonderful symbolic algebra tools tha
Author: Robert De Levie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2004
Excel is by far the most widely distributed data analysis software but few users are aware of its full powers. Advanced Excel For Scientific Data Analysis takes off from where most books dealing with scientific applications of Excel end. It focuses on three areas-least squares, Fourier transformation, and digital simulation-and illustrates these with extensive examples, often taken from the literature. It also includes and describes a number of sample macros and functions to facilitate common data analysis tasks. These macros and functions are provided in uncompiled, computer-readable, easily modifiable form; readers can therefore use them as starting points for making their own personalized data analysis tools. Detailed descriptions and sample applications of standard and specialized uses of least squares for fitting data to a variety of functions, including resolving multi-component spectra; standard processes such as calibration curves and extrapolation; custom macros for general "error" propagation, standard deviations of Solver results, weighted or equidistant least squares, Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization, Fourier transformation, convolution and deconvolution, time-frequency analysis, and data mapping. There are also worked examples showing how to use centering, the covariance matrix, imprecision contours, and Wiener filtering and custom functions for bisections, Lagrange interpolation, Euler and Runge-Kutta integration.
Author: David M Bourg
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2006-01-17
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: Use Excel and VBA in general Import data from a variety of sources Analyze data Perform calculations Visualize the results for interpretation and presentation Use Excel to solve specific science and engineering problems 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.
Author: J. P. Holman
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2006-06-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering
With the many software packages available today, it's easy to overlook the computational and graphics capabilities offered by Microsoft® ExcelTM. The software is nearly ubiquitous and understanding its capabilities is an enormous benefit to engineers in almost any field and at all levels of experience. What Every Engineer Should Know About Excel offers in nine self-contained chapters a practical guide to the features and functions that can be used, for example, to solve equations and systems of equations, build charts and graphs, create line drawings, and perform optimizations. The author uses examples and screenshots to walk you through the steps and build a strong understanding of the material. With this book, you will learn how to... Set up the keyboard for direct entry of most math and Greek symbols Build a default scatter graph that is applicable to most simple presentations with little cosmetic modification Apply many types of formats to adjust the cosmetics of graphs Use 3D surface and area charts for data and functional representations, with associated cosmetic adjustments Correlate data with various types of functional relations Use line drawing tools to construct simple schematics or other diagrams Solve linear and nonlinear sets of equations using multiple methods Curve student grades using Excel probability functions Model device performance using different types of regression analysis involving multiple variables Manipulate Excel financial functions Calculate retirement accumulation with variable contribution rate and retirement payouts to match increases in inflation Apply Excel methods for optimization problems with both linear and nonlinear relations Use pivot tables to manipulate both experimental data and analytical relationships Calculate experimental uncertainties using Excel And much more!
With proven pedagogy that emphasizes critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage, New Perspectives helps students develop the Microsoft Office 2013 skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. Updated with all new case-based tutorials, New Perspectives Microsoft Excel 2013 continues to engage students in applying skills to real-world situations, making concepts relevant. A new Troubleshoot case problem enhances critical thinking, and a new tutorial on Managing Your Files helps students navigate Windows 8. As always, New Perspectives improves learning outcomes and transference of skills by helping students understand why what they're learning is important. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Thomas J Quirk
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics
This book shows the capabilities of Microsoft Excel in teaching business statistics effectively. Similar to the previously published Excel 2010 for Business Statistics, this book is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical business problems. If understanding statistics isn’t your strongest suit, you are not especially mathematically-inclined, or if you are wary of computers, this is the right book for you. Excel, a widely available computer program for students and managers, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in business courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Excel 2016 for Business Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems is the first book to capitalize on these improvements by teaching students and managers how to apply Excel to statistical techniques necessary in their courses and work. Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand business problems. Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions in an appendix. Separately, there is a full Practice Test (with answers in an Appendix) that allows readers to test what they have learned.
Author: Steven M. Freund
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Introduce your students to the latest that Microsoft Office has to offer with the new generation of Shelly Cashman Series books! For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. With Microsoft Excel 2013, we're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today's students. In this text you'll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of Microsoft Excel 2013 through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. With these enhancements and more, the Shelly Cashman Series continues to deliver the most effective educational materials for you and your students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Covering a variety of Excel simulations, from gambling to genetics, this introduction is for people interested in modeling future events, without the cost of an expensive textbook. The simulations covered offer a fun alternative to the usual Excel topics and include situations such as roulette, password cracking, sex determination, population growth, and traffic patterns, among many others.
Author: Bernd Held
Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Easy to use and equipped with a variety of functions, Microsoft Excel is the tool of choice when it comes to crunching numbers, building charts, and analyzing tables. But most users only scratch the surface of the program’s functionality, especially the built-in formulas designed to make everyday operations and real-world tasks more efficient. Microsoft Excel Functions & Formulas demonstrates the secrets of Excel functions through the use of practical and useful examples in a quick reference format. Topics include logical, text, date and time, basic statistical, mathematical, financial, database, and lookup and reference functions as well as conditional formatting with formulas, array formulas, and user-defined functions. This book’s extensive examples make it an excellent tutorial for all Excel users who want to understand, create, and apply formulas. Intermediate and advanced users will find Microsoft Excel Functions & Formulas an excellent reference to many of the program’s advanced formulas and functions.
Author: S. C. Bloch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release Date: 2003-01-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
In this basic introduction, the author aims to help engineers and scientists to understand and use Excel in their fields. The book is interactive and designed to be used in conjunction with a computer, to provide a hands-on learning experience.
Author: David M. Levine
Release Date: 2001
This applied book for engineers and scientists, written in a non-theoretical manner, focuses on underlying principles that are important in a wide range of disciplines. It emphasizes the interpretation of results, the presentation and evaluation of assumptions, and the discussion of what should be done if the assumptions are violated. Integration of spreadsheet and statistical software complete this treatment of statistics. Chapter topics include describing and summarizing data; probability and discrete probability distributions; continuous probability distributions and sampling distributions; process control charts; estimation procedures; hypothesis testing; the design of experiments; and simple linear and multiple regression models. For individuals interested in learning statistics–without a high level of mathematical sophistication. Please Note: The CD-ROM originally included is no longer available. However, the data files can be downloaded at www.prenhall.com/sincich. And the PHStat2 content can be purchased standalone.