This book was born when dynamic systems analyst Francis Hauser, PhD, discovered the power of this well-integrated programming platform. He realized how helpful this would have been to him as a student and as a practicing engineer and university teacher. He decided "this has got to be told."
From this book, the reader can expect to be writing computer programs using Microsoft Office Excel with VBA. This book defines and demonstrates VBA syntax incrementally using example programs that range from common math problems like finding roots of polynomials to more advanced problems like finding eigenvalues of general matrices using the QR algorithm.
Example programs with complete code listings cover the following topics:
Roots of polynomials
Linear algebraic equations
Runge-Kutta numerical integration
3D object rotation
Newton-Raphson for nonlinear equations
State variable form of equations
Eigenvalues via the QR algorithm
Transfer functions via the QR algorithm
Dantzig's Simplex Algorithm
Discrete Fourier transform
These code listings are explained by in depth tutorials on the topics, and include checkout methods learned from experience. This guidebook will help you as an engineer, mathematician, or student using nothing more than the Microsoft Office suite that many are already familiar with. The book is for PCs and Macs.
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About the Author
Francis D. Hauser, PhD, earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Denver in 1972. He is a dynamic systems analyst in the motions and control of launch and reentry vehicles; multibody spacecraft; fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft; large, high-speed oceangoing watercraft; land craft; and wind-driven turbines. He is also a university and college lecturer in graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education courses on conventional, modern, and space vehicle control, general optimization theory, Newtonian mechanics (statics and dynamics), linear algebra, and Fourier analysis.
When he realized that he could do a complete autopilot stability analysis of a large flexible launch vehicle right on his laptop using Microsoft Office with Excel/VBA, he decided he must share his discovery, and thus his book Excel with VBA, written for engineers and mathematicians, was born.