Spreadsheet Tools for Engineers Excel

ISBN-10: 0072480688

ISBN-13: 9780072480689

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

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List price: $66.88
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Engineering Analysis and Spreadsheetsp. 1
General Problem-Solving Techniquesp. 1
Applicable Engineering Fundamentalsp. 3
Mathematical Solution Proceduresp. 5
The Role of Spreadsheetsp. 7
Additional Readingp. 12
Excel Fundamentalsp. 13
Entering and Leaving Excelp. 14
Moving around the Worksheetp. 22
Entering Datap. 24
Correcting Errorsp. 27
Using Formulasp. 28
Using Functionsp. 38
Editing the Worksheetp. 42
Saving and Retrieving the Worksheetp. 61
Printing the Worksheetp. 61
Displaying Cell Formulasp. 64
Recording and Running Macrosp. 65
Closing Remarksp. 70
Additional Readingp. 70
Graphing Datap. 71
Creating a Graph in Excelp. 71
Bar Graphs (Excel Column Charts)p. 73
Line Graphs (Excel Line Charts)p. 80
X-Y Graphs (Excel XY Charts, or Scatter Charts)p. 84
Semi-Log Graphsp. 93
Log-Log Graphsp. 98
Pie Chartsp. 104
Closing Remarksp. 110
Additional Readingp. 110
Converting Unitsp. 111
Simple Conversionsp. 111
Simple Conversions in Excelp. 112
Complex Conversionsp. 116
Complex Conversions in Excelp. 117
Additional Readingp. 121
Transferring Datap. 122
Importing Data from a Text Filep. 122
Exporting Data to a Text Filep. 128
Transferring HTML Datap. 134
Transferring a Worksheet to Microsoft Wordp. 137
Transferring a Worksheet to Microsoft PowerPointp. 142
Additional Readingp. 147
Analyzing Datap. 148
Data Characteristicsp. 148
Histogramsp. 156
Cumulative Distributionsp. 163
Additional Readingp. 171
Organizing Datap. 173
Creating a List in Excelp. 174
Sorting Data in Excelp. 177
Retrieving (Filtering) Data in Excelp. 180
Pivot Tablesp. 187
Additional Readingp. 197
Fitting Equations to Datap. 198
The Method of Least Squaresp. 199
Fitting a Straight Line to a Set of Datap. 200
Derivation of the Least Squares Equationsp. 213
Fitting Other Functions to a Set of Datap. 214
Selecting the Best Function for a Given Data Setp. 229
Additional Readingp. 246
Interpolating between Data Pointsp. 247
Linear Interpolationp. 248
Polynomial Interpolation Using Forward Differencesp. 254
Polynomial Interpolation Using Backward Differencesp. 262
Other Interpolation Techniquesp. 268
Additional Readingp. 272
Solving Single Equationsp. 273
Characteristics of Nonlinear Algebraic Equationsp. 274
Graphical Solutionsp. 276
Solving Equations in Excel Using Goal Seekp. 278
Solving Equations in Excel Using Solverp. 281
Interval-Reduction Techniquesp. 290
Iterative Techniquesp. 293
Additional Readingp. 297
Solving Simultaneous Equationsp. 298
Matrix Notationp. 299
Matrix Operations in Excelp. 309
Solving Simultaneous Equations in Excel Using Matrix Inversionp. 311
Solving Simultaneous Equations in Excel Using Solverp. 315
Additional Readingp. 330
Making Logical Decisions (IF-THEN-ELSE)p. 331
Logical Expressionsp. 331
The IF Functionp. 332
Nested IF Functionsp. 332
Additional Readingp. 339
Evaluating Integralsp. 340
The Trapezoidal Rulep. 341
Simpson's Rulep. 354
Additional Readingp. 365
Comparing Economic Alternativesp. 366
Compound Interestp. 366
The Time Value of Moneyp. 378
Uniform, Multipayment Cash Flowsp. 381
Irregular Cash Flowsp. 389
Internal Rate of Returnp. 397
Additional Readingp. 404
Finding Optimum Solutionsp. 406
Optimization Problem Characteristicsp. 407
Solving Optimization Problems in Excelp. 419
Additional Readingp. 436
Answers to Selected Problemsp. 438
Indexp. 465
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