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Through previous editions, this practical text has found a permanent spot in many 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 compatability with all recent versions of Excel, this third edition of Spreadsheet Tools for Engineers provides 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.
Part I: Excel Fundamentals1. Engineering Analysis and Spreadsheets2. Creating an Excel Worksheet3. Editing an Excel Worksheet4. Graphing Data5. Organizing Data6. Transferring DataPart II: Engineering Applications7. Converting Units 8. Analyzing Data Statistically 9. Fitting Equations to Data 10. Solving Single Equations11. Solving Simultaneous Equations 12. Evaluating Integrals 13. Making Logical Decisions (IF-THEN-ELSE) 14. Recording and Running Macros 15. Comparing Economic Alternatives16. Finding Optimum SolutionsAppendixIndex