on June 30, 2000
It is my great pleasure to comment on Van Bloch's textbook on EXCEL for engineers and scientists. His marvellous ability to communicate complicated ideas in simple terms shines through on every page. More than just useful, this book comes to market at a time when electronic spreadsheet analysis has become part and parcel of the day-to-day work of researchers in all areas of engineering and science. Simply put, spreadsheet and data manipulation skills are essential in today's world. Prof. Bloch does his reader's a great service by developing the concepts for use with EXCEL, one of the most widely used spreadsheets in the world. The CD-ROM will be especially helpful to students as they seek to master spreadsheet basics and more advanced techniques.