Engineering with Excel

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9780130176967: Engineering with Excel

This extensive book thoroughly covering the application of Excel to Engineering, includes many engineering-oriented examples and problems from a variety of disciplines. Covers Excel from the basics to its relation to financial calculation; matrix math; statistics; data fitting and interpolation; iterative methods; programming; integration & differentiation; and working with other programs. This book is suitable as a complete engineering reference to excel for those who want to learn to apply Excel to engineering problems.

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Ron Larsen is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Montana State University, and received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. He was initially attracted to engineering by the challenges the profession offers, but also appreciates that engineering is a serving profession. Some of the greatest challenges he has faced while teaching have involved non-traditional teaching methods, including evening courses for practicing engineers and teaching through an interpreter at the Mongolian National University. These experiences have provided tremendous opportunities to learn new ways to communicate technical material. Dr. Larsen views modern software as one of the new tools that will radically alter the way engineers work, and his book Introduction to MathCAD was written to help young engineers prepare to meet the challenges of an ever-changing workplace.

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