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

By Bernard Liengme

Completely up to date consultant for college kids, scientists and engineers who are looking to use Microsoft Excel 2013 to its complete strength. digital spreadsheet research has turn into a part of the standard paintings of researchers in all parts of engineering and technology. Microsoft Excel, because the general spreadsheet, has quite a number medical services that may be applied for the modeling, research and presentation of quantitative facts. this article presents an easy consultant to utilizing those services of Microsoft Excel, guiding the reader from simple ideas via to extra complex parts resembling formulae, charts, curve-fitting, equation fixing, integration, macros, statistical services, and providing quantitative data.

  • Content written in particular for the necessities of technology and engineering scholars and pros operating with Microsoft Excel, introduced totally brand new with the hot Microsoft workplace free up of Excel 2013.
  • Features of Excel 2013 are illustrated via a wide selection of examples dependent 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 workplace 2013 feature); the entire ‘external’ operations like retailer, Print and so forth. are actually in a single place
  • The bankruptcy on charting is completely revised and up-to-date – Excel 2013 differs significantly from prior versions
  • Includes many new end-of-chapter difficulties
  • Most chapters were edited to enhance readability

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Excel sometimes tries to compensate for the IEEE round-off error but the results are not consistent. Compare the results of two similar formulas. com/kb/78113/en-us. com/kb/42980. html. htm. ASP&NoWebContent¼1. When the conversion from digital to binary leads to a result that is not exactly correct, we speak of round-off errors. Round-off errors are a fact of life in the computer world. 32 CHAPTER 2 Basic Operations PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM A very useful, but not well-known, Excel trick is the repeat shortcut.

Write a paragraph telling others how to do this. 33 H I J 1 1 1 − = v u f 38 CHAPTER 2 Basic Operations 15. You wish to select all the cells in a worksheet so that you can change the font. Use Help to find two ways to do this. Write a short paragraph telling others how to do this. Remember to explain what is meant by current range. 16. In cells A1:B100, you have some numbers. In C1, you have the formula ¼A1/B1, and this is copied down to C100. Some B values are zero giving #DIV0! errors. Experiment with Home / Editing / Find & Select such that you are able to select these cells and delete them.

A formula cannot contain a reference to the cell address of its own location. For example, it would be meaningless to place in A10 the formula ¼SUM(A1:A10). If you try this, Excel displays an error dialog box. If you click OK and do not correct the error, the status bar will display Circular References. There are some specialized cases when circular references are used purposefully. EXERCISE 1: THE AUTOSUM TOOL Perhaps the most basic operation done with a spreadsheet is to add a column of numbers.

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