Excel for Chemists: A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 1

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Designed to bring scientists and engineers up to speed and beyond in utilizing this powerful and versatile spreadsheet program. Moves from basic chart creation, to advanced charting techniques and using Excel as a database. Outlines spreadsheet methods and applications most useful to chemists, including: analyses of solution equilibria, spectrophotometric data and kinetics data and the calculation of binding constants. Filled with shortcuts, tips and techniques for beginning and experienced Excel users.
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“Finally this new edition, provides chemists and students a detailed guide and examples how to apply the current versions of Excel to their needs. It should be added to the shelves of those using this program within their scientific work.” (Materials and Corrosion, 1 November 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471188964
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480

Meet the Author

E. Joseph Billo retired in 2006 as Associate Professor of Chemistry at Boston College and is the author of Excel for Chemists: A Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition. He has presented the two-day short courses "Advanced Excel for Scientists and Engineers" and "Excel Visual Basic Macros for Scientists and Engineers" to over 2,000 scientists at corporate clients in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
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Table of Contents

Before You Begin
Ch. 1 Working with Excel 3
Ch. 2 Creating Charts: An Introduction 45
Ch. 3 Creating Advanced Worksheet Formulas 55
Ch. 4 Macros: An Introduction 87
Ch. 5 Creating Command Macros in Excel 4.0 Macro Language 91
Ch. 6 Creating Custom Functions in Excel 4.0 Macro Language 113
Ch. 7 Excel 5.0 Macro Language: Visual Basic for Applications 127
Ch. 8 Creating Custom Menus and Menu Bars 157
Ch. 9 Creating Custom Tools and Toolbars 165
Ch. 10 Advanced Spreadsheet Techniques 177
Ch. 11 Advanced Charting Techniques 185
Ch. 12 Using Excel as a Database 213
Ch. 13 Getting Data into Excel 227
Ch. 14 Some Mathematical Tools for Spreadsheet Calculations 239
Ch. 15 Graphical and Numerical Methods of Analysis 257
Ch. 16 Linear Regression 271
Ch. 17 Non-Linear Regression Using the Solver 287
Ch. 18 Analysis of Solution Equilibria 303
Ch. 19 Analysis of Spectrophotometric Data 313
Ch. 20 Calculation of Binding Constants 323
Ch. 21 Analysis of Kinetics Data 345
Appendix A Selected Worksheet Functions by Category 363
Appendix B Alphabetical List of Selected Worksheet Functions 369
Appendix C Selected Macro Functions for Excel 4.0 by Category 387
Appendix D Alphabetical List of Selected Macro Functions for Excel 4.0 393
Appendix E Selected Visual Basic Keywords by Category 413
Appendix F Alphabetical List of Selected Visual Basic Keywords 417
Appendix G Selected Shortcut Keys for Windows and Macintosh 435
Appendix H About the Diskette That Accompanies This Book 437
Appendix I New Features in Excel 97 441
Index 443
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