A guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 for scientists and engineers by Bernard Liengme

By Bernard Liengme

Thoroughly up-to-date advisor for scientists, engineers and scholars who are looking to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to its complete capability. digital spreadsheet research has develop into a part of the standard paintings of researchers in all parts of engineering and technology. Microsoft Excel, because the regular spreadsheet, has a variety of clinical features that may be applied for the modeling, research and presentation of quantitative information. this article presents an easy advisor to utilizing those features of Microsoft Excel, guiding the reader from uncomplicated rules via to extra complex parts corresponding to formulae, charts, curve-fitting, equation fixing, integration, macros, statistical capabilities, and providing quantitative facts. Key gains: * content material written in particular for the necessities of technological know-how and engineering scholars and pros operating with Microsoft Excel, introduced totally modern with the recent Microsoft place of work unlock of Excel 2007. * good points of Excel 2007 are illustrated via a wide selection of examples established in technical contexts, demonstrating using this system for research and presentation of experimental effects. * up to date with new examples, challenge units, and functions. New site with information units, downloadable spreadsheets and different priceless assets.

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Shift ]. (c) Click on G4 and note what the formula bar displays: {=MMULT(A4:BS,D4:ES)}. Your formula has been enclosed within braces {} by Excel. This is a "trademark" of array functions. (d) With G4 still selected, try to delete it with the [D81~tel key. You get a message stating that you cannot change just one cell in an array formula. -J 1 to commit the formula. The MINVERSE function returns a #VALUE! error if the number of columns and rows of A are not equal, or when any cells contain nonnumerical values.

The ampersand (&) symbol has special meaning in headers and footers, so if you wish to have one printed you must type in a pair as in Apples && Oranges. You are encouraged to experiment with headers and footers. 4 Using Functions To locate a particular function in Help, start by typi ng List of functions. If you are fami liar with previous versions of Excel, please note that the Analysis Toolpak is no longer required to get the full set of functions. Microsoft Excel 2007 provides over 300 worksheet functions, which are divided into 12 groups: Add-in and Automation, Cube, Database, Date and Time, Engineering, Financial, Information, Logical, Lookup and Reference, Math and Trigonometry, Statistical, and Text.

If you plan to share a workbook with others using older Excel versions you need to know: (1) the nesting limit was 7, and (2) the number of arguments limit was 30. Error values: If a syntax rule is not followed, the formula will return an error value. If Al0 holds a nonnumber, then =SQRT(Al) cannot give a valid result, so it returns an error val ue (in this case #VALUEl). The error values are: #DIVjO! #NAME? #NjA #NULL! Division by zero. This would be the result, for example, of=AljBl ifBl hadazero value.

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