# Engineering with Excel

## byRonald W. Larsen

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For introductory courses in Engineering and Computing

Based on¿Excel 2010, Engineering with Excel, 4e takes a comprehensive look at using Excel in engineering.¿ This book focuses on applications and is intended to serve as both a textbook and a reference for students.

Ronald W. Larsen, Ph.D., P.E., is the Department Head of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Montana State University.
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Title:Engineering with ExcelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.9 × 8 × 1 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132788659

ISBN - 13:9780132788656

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1 • INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL 1
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 What’s new in Excel 2010? 4
1.2A Starting Excel 5
1.3 A Little Windows® 6
1.4 Excel Basics 16
1.6 Printing the Worksheet 36
1.7 Saving and Opening Workbooks, Exiting Excel 41
2 • USING EXCEL’S RIBBON 53
2.1 Navigating the Ribbon 54
2.2 Using the Clipboard Group 54
2.3 Using the Font Group 71
2.4 Using the Alignment Group 79
2.5 Formatting Numbers 85
2.6 Using the Styles Group 93
2.7 Inserting, Deleting and Formatting Rows and Columns 104
3 • GRAPHING WITH EXCEL 122
3.1 Introduction 122
3.2 Getting Ready to Graph 123
3.3 Creating an XY Scatter Graph 124
3.4 Editing an Existing Graph 128
3.5 Printing the Graph 146
3.6 Other Types of Graphs 146
3.7 Graphing Web Data 156
3.8 Importing Text Files 159
4 • EXCEL FUNCTIONS 175
4.1 Introduction to Excel Functions 175
4.2 Excel’s Built-in Functions 176
4.3 Using the CONVERT Function to Convert Units 179
4.4 Simple Math Functions 181
4.5 Computing Sums 183
4.6 Trigonometric Functions 187
4.8 Error Function 197
4.9 Bessel Functions 198
4.10 Working with Complex Numbers 198
4.11 Working with Binary, Octal, and Hexadecimal Values 198
4.12 Miscellaneous Functions 200
5 • MATRIX OPERATIONS IN EXCEL 221
5.1 Introduction 221
5.2 Matrices, Vectors, and Arrays 222
5.3 How Excel Handles Matrix Math 223
5.4 Basic Matrix Operations 223
5.5 Solving Systems of Linear Equations 237
6 • LINEAR REGRESSION IN EXCEL 256
6.1 Introduction 256
6.2 Linear Regression Using Excel Functions 257
6.3 Linear Regression Using Excel’s Trendlines 259
6.4 Other Two-Coefficient Linear Regression Models 263
6.5 Polynomial Regression 265
6.6 Linear Regression Using Excel’s Regression Analysis Package 266
7 • EXCEL’S STATISTICS FUNCTIONS 291
7.1 Overview 291
7.2 Populations and Samples 291
7.3 Standard Deviations and Variances 294
7.4 Errors, Deviations, and Distributions 297
7.5 Confidence Intervals 304
8 • EXCEL’S FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS 318
8.1 Time, Money, and Cash Flows 318
8.2 Interest Rates and Compounding 321
8.3 Moving Amounts Through Time 325
8.4 Net Present Value 335
8.5 Internal Rate of Return 338
8.6 Economic Alternatives: Making Decisions 340
8.7 Depreciation of Assets 344
9 • ITERATIVE SOLUTIONS USING EXCEL 357
9.1 Introduction 357
9.2 Iterative Solutions 358
9.3 Using a Plot to Search for Roots 359
9.4 Simple “Guess and Check” Iteration 361
9.5 Direct-Substitution Technique 363
9.6 Using Goal Seek in Excel 368
9.7 Introduction to Excel’s Solver 371
9.8 Optimization Using the Solver 378
9.9 Nonlinear Regression 383
9.10 Linear Programming 394
10 • SHARING EXCEL INFORMATION WITH OTHER PROGRAMS 415
10.1 Introduction to Sharing Excel Information with Other Programs 415
10.2 Using Copy and Paste to Move Information 416
10.3 Embedded and Linked Objects 428
10.4 External Data Sources 438
11 • EXCEL PIVOT TABLES 451
11.1 Introduction 451
11.2 Preparing to Create a Pivot Table 452
11.3 A Basic Pivot Table 453
11.4 Sorting and Filtering a Pivot Table 455
11.5 Pivoting the Pivot Table 459
11.6 What Can Be Done with a Pivot Table? 461
11.7 Pivot Charts 464
12 • MACROS AND USER-WRITTEN FUNCTIONS FOR EXCEL 470
12.1 Introduction 470
12.2 Macros and Viruses 471
12.3 Recorded Macros 473
12.4 Programmed Macros (VBA) 504
13 • USER-WRITTEN FUNCTIONS FOR EXCEL 524
13.1 Introduction 524
13.2 Macro-Enabled Worksheets 526
13.3 Introduction to Visual Basic for Applications 529
13.4 Writing Your Own Function 534
13.5 Using Your Functions in Other Workbooks 537
13.6 Examples of User-Written Functions 538
14 • PROGRAMMING IN EXCEL WITH VBA 547
14.1 Introduction 547
14.2 Virus Protection and Macro-Enabled Workbooks 548
14.3 Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) 549
14.4 Projects, Forms, and Modules 551
14.5 Flowcharts 556
14.6 Fundamental Elements of Programming 560
14.7 Working with Forms 583
15 • NUMERICAL DIFFERENTIATION USING EXCEL 605
15.1 Introduction 605
15.2 Finite Differences 605
15.3 Filtering Data 613
15.4 Curve Fitting and Differentiation 620
16 • NUMERICAL INTEGRATION USING EXCEL 631
16.1 Introduction 631
16.2 Integrating for Area under a Curve 632
16.3 Integrating for Area between Two Curves 632
16.4 Numerical Integration Methods 633
16.5 Using Regression Equations for Integration 646
17 • NUMERICAL INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES FOR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS USING EXCEL 662
17.1 Introduction 662
17.2 Euler’s Method 663
17.3 Fourth-Order Runge–Kutta Method 671
17.4 Integrating Two Simultaneous ODEs by Using the Runge–Kutta Method 677
17.5 Implicit Integration Methods 683