Spreadsheet Tools for Engineers Using Excel � 2007

ISBN-10: 0073385867
ISBN-13: 9780073385860
Edition: 2010
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List price: $117.67
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

This practical text is a perfect fit for introductory engineering courses by successfully combining an introduction to Excel fundamentals with a clear presentation on how Excel can be used to solve common engineering problems. Updated to ensure compatibility with Excel 2007,Spreadsheet Tools for Engineers Using Excel 2007provides beginning engineering students with a strong foundation in problem solving using Excel as the modern day equivalent of the slide rule..As part of McGraw-Hill's BEST series for freshman engineering curricula, this text is particularly geared toward introductory students. The author provides plenty of background information on technical terms, and numerous examples illustrating both traditional and spreadsheet solutions for a variety of engineering problems. The first three chapters introduce the basics of problem solving and Excel fundamentals. Beyond that, the chapters are largely independent of one another. Topics covered include graphing data, converting units, analyzing data, interpolation and curve fitting, solving equations, evaluating integrals, writing macros, and comparing economic alternatives..

Engineering Analysis and Spreadsheets
A Spreadsheet Overview
General Problem-Solving Techniques
Applicable Engineering Fundamentals
Mathematical Solution Procedures
Creating an Excel Worksheet
Entering and Leaving Excel
Getting Help
Moving around the Worksheet
Entering Data
Correcting Errors
Using Formulas
Using Functions
Saving and Retrieving a Worksheet
Printing a Worksheet
Editing an Excel Worksheet
Editing the Worksheet
Undoing Changes
Copying and Moving Formulas
Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns
Inserting and Deleting Individual Cells
Smart Tags
Adjusting Column Widths
Formatting Data Items
Editing Shortcuts
Hyperlinks
Displaying Cell Formulas
Closing Remarks
Making Logical Decisions (IF-THEN-ELSE)
Logical (Boolean) Expressions
The IF Function
Nested IF Functions
Graphing Data
Characteristics of a Good Graph
Creating a Graph in Excel
X-Y Graphs (Excel Scatter Charts, or XY Charts)
Adding Data to an Existing Data Set
Semi-Log Graphs
Log-Log Graphs
Line Graphs (Excel Line Charts)
Bar Graphs (Excel Column Charts)
Pie Charts
Closing Remarks
Analyzing Data Statistically
Data Characteristics
Histograms
Cumulative Distributions
Fitting Equations to Data
Linear Interpolation
The Method of Least Squares
Fitting a Straight Line to a Set of Data
Least Squares Curve Fitting in Excel
Fitting Other Functions to a Set of Data
Selecting the Best Function for a Given Data Set
Sorting and Filtering Data
Creating a List in Excel
Sorting Data in Excel
Filtering Data in Excel
Tables
Pivot Tables
Pivot Charts
Transferring Data
Importing Data from a Text File
Exporting Data to a Text File
Transferring HTML Data
Transferring Data to Microsoft Word
Transferring Data to Microsoft PowerPoint
Converting Units
Simple Conversions
Simple Conversions in Excel
Converting Temperatures
Complex Conversions
Complex Conversions in Excel
Solving Single Equations
Characteristics of Nonlinear Algebraic Equations
Solving Equations Graphically
Solving Equations Numerically
Solving Equations in Excel Using Goal Seek
Solving Equations in Excel Using Solver
Solving Simultaneous Equations
Matrix Notation
Matrix Operations in Excel
Solving Simultaneous Equations in Excel Using Matrix Inversion
Solving Simultaneous Equations in Excel Using Solver
Evaluating Integrals
The Trapezoidal Rule
Simpson's Rule
Integrating Measured Data
Creating and Executing Macros and Functions
Recording a Macro
Executing a Macro
Cell Addressing within a Macro
Saving a Macro
Viewing a Macro in VBA
Editing a Macro in VBA
User-Defined Functions
Comparing Economic Alternatives
Compound Interest
The Time Value of Money
Uniform, Multipayment Cash Flows
Irregular Cash Flows
Internal Rate of Return
Finding Optimum Solutions
Optimization Problem Characteristics
Solving Optimization Problems in Excel
Appendix
Index

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