From the Publisher
This book illustrates how EXCEL can be used to help scientists process, analyze, and present scientific data. EXCEL provides a flexible environment that can be used to prepare spreadsheet solutions for scientific data processing problems. It demonstrates step-by-step how to program EXCEL to perform appropriate tasks, automate repetitive data processing tasks, and prepare integrated documents by transferring data and graphics. It covers problems such as how to perform linear regression and use the built-in statistical tools of EXCEL, as well as addressing advanced topics such as graphing complex equations, model building and the use of VBA and macros for user interface. Though the examples emphasize chemical applications, the information provided will prove useful to all scientists.
From the Back Cover
Everything you need to know about this emerging tool for scientificdata processing
Spreadsheet packages -- once limited primarily to businessapplications-are emerging as invaluable tools for processing,analyzing, and presenting scientific data. Many spreadsheetprograms now include built-in scientific and statistical tools, 3-Ddisplay options, and the capacity to nest dedicated scientificprograms, enabling students, teachers, and scientists to processexperimental data in a digital environment.
This book illustrates how EXCEL's flexible environment can be usedto prepare spreadsheet solutions for scientific data processingproblems. It demonstrates step by step how to program EXCEL toperform appropriate tasks, automate repetitive data processingtasks, and prepare integrated documents by transferring data andgraphics. While the examples used are primarily related tochemistry, the overall approach is useful in numerous disciplines,including physics, engineering, and biology. Supported by numerousillustrations, this book
* Covers statistical functions and regression analysis
* Includes advanced topics, such as digital filters, graphingcomplex equations, nonlinear curve fitting, and mathematical modelbuilding
* Discusses the use of VBA and macros for user interfacecustomization and automation of repetitive tasks