A Guide to Microsoft Excel 2013 for Scientists and Engineers by Bernard Liengme

By Bernard Liengme

Completely up-to-date consultant for college students, scientists and engineers who are looking to use Microsoft Excel 2013 to its complete capability. digital spreadsheet research has develop into a part of the typical paintings of researchers in all components of engineering and technological know-how. Microsoft Excel, because the commonplace spreadsheet, has a number of medical features that may be applied for the modeling, research and presentation of quantitative info. this article presents an easy advisor to utilizing those capabilities of Microsoft Excel, guiding the reader from simple rules via to extra complex parts comparable to formulae, charts, curve-fitting, equation fixing, integration, macros, statistical features, and proposing quantitative data.

  • Content written in particular for the necessities of technological know-how and engineering scholars and pros operating with Microsoft Excel, introduced absolutely brand new with the hot Microsoft workplace free up of Excel 2013.
  • Features of Excel 2013 are illustrated via a large choice of examples established in technical contexts, demonstrating using this system for research and presentation of experimental effects.

New to this edition:

  • The behind the curtain is brought (a new place of work 2013 feature); the entire ‘external’ operations like store, Print and so forth. at the moment are in a single place
  • The bankruptcy on charting is completely revised and up to date – Excel 2013 differs enormously from prior versions
  • Includes many new end-of-chapter difficulties
  • Most chapters were edited to enhance readability

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18 dialog and select Custom from the Category list on the left-hand side. Edit the Type box to read General “ K” or 0 “ K” with a single space before the K. In like manner, italicize the numbers in A8:A18 and with the Increase Decimal tool get them to show two decimal places. 00 “ L” with a single space before the L. Some may argue that a lowercase l is the symbol for liter, but that is too easily confused for the digit 1. g. We wish to have CO2 display as CO2 with a subscript. Select C4 and in the formula bar use the mouse to select the 2 digit.

This analysis of the problem helps us modify the formula to that shown below. j. In B9, enter the formula 5(R_ * B$8) / ($A9 - b) - a / ($A9 * $A9). Using the fill handle, copy this across and down to fill B9:H18. Select a cell with that range and double-click it. Observing the range finders, check that the formula does point to T and V correctly. k. Save the workbook. EXERCISE 7: THE EVALUATE FORMULA TOOL Located in the Formula Auditing group of the Formulas tab is a command called Evaluate Formula.

In this exercise, we look at the most common ones: ROUND, ROUNDUP, and ROUNDDOWN. Remember that formatting changes how a value is displayed but does not affect the stored value—see Exercise 3 in Chapter 2. Significant digits: There is a very useful formula to round a number to n significant digits. You may wish to experiment with 5ROUND(A1, B1-1-INT (LOG10(ABS(A1)))) where A1 holds the value to be rounded and B1 the number of significant digits required. A literal may replace B1 in the formula.

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