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A Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 for Engineers and Scientists

Using the Excel spreadsheet in engineering and science analysis has become part of the everyday work of researchers and designers. Microsoft Excel, the industry standard spreadsheet, has a range of scientific and engineering functions that can be used for modeling, analysis, and presentation of technical problems.

"A Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 for Scientists and Engineers," by Dr. Bernard V. Liengme provides a practical and straightforward guide to using these functions of Microsoft Excel to their full potential. This will guide the reader from basic principles through to more complicated areas, such as formulae, charts, curve-fitting, equation solving, integration, macros, classical functions, and reporting/formatting results.

This book incorporates Microsoft's changes in the 2007 version of Excel. Gone are the once familiar menus and toolbars. In their place are tabbed ribbons. All commands are in one place and arranged in a logical manner. The chart engine has undergone a major overhaul and now produces a better output. Furthermore, what you learn about charts in Excel is now applicable to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Excel 2007 introduces a number of useful new functions, such as ISERROR and AVERAGEIFS. For presentation work we now have themes to help in the selection of complementary colors for Excel reports. Another good feature is the extension of conditional formatting.

The book, copyright 2008, is published by Academic Press. Price of the softcover book is $39.95. For supplementary material: www.elsevierdirect.com/companions/9780123746238.

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