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Excel for Scientists and Engineers: Numerical Methods
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 11 September 2009
This book is an essential addition for any engineer working in a collaborative environment. Although Excel can be quite limited and cumbersome it is become the default tool for engineering calculations.
Many engineers will use other calculation packages for unusually complex or complicated tasks, but if a generic calculation is required Excel has become the 'weapon of choice' for most.
This book offers well documented VBA code with fully described implementation examples and enough reference to the underlying mathematics to enable further study if necessary.
The result is a tool box of numerical methods suitable for most engineering calculations which can be applied im a way that controls the user interaction. Most engineers myself included would not be capable of generating reliable code for techniques covered in this book. This makes the production of generic and consistent calculations possible on a universal platform. The use of self contained and verified functions also reduces the chances of propogating calculation errors around a company. These functions are supplied on a supporting CD within example worksheets so a simple cut and paste is all that is necessary to embed them within a new calculation sheet.
As an electrical engineer I would like to see more use of complex numbers but this is a minor point.
Overall I recommend this book without reservation
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