Building Services Engineering Spreadsheets is a versatile, user friendly tool for design calculations. Spreadsheet application software is readily understandable since each formula is readable in the location where it is used. Each step in the development of these engineering solutions is fully explained. The book provides study material in building services engineering and will be valuable both to the student and to the practising engineer. It deals with spreadsheet use, thermal transmittance, building heat loss and heat gain, combustion analysis, fan selection, air duct design, water pipe sizing, lumen lighting design, electrical cable sizing, at a suitable level for practical design work. Commercially available software, while very powerful and comprehensive, does not allow the user any facility to look into the coded instructions. The user has to rely upon the supplier for explanation, updates and corrections. The advantage that the spreadsheet applications provided with the book have over purchased dedicated software, is that the user can inspect everything that the program undertakes. Parts of the worksheets can be copied to other cells in order to expand the size of each worksheet. Experienced spreadsheet operators can edit the cells to change the way in which data and calculations are used, and with guidance from the explanatory, build their own applications.
For years, business users have leveraged spreadsheets for storing and communicating data. Although spreadsheets may be easy to create and update, making important corporate decisions based on spreadsheets is risky due to the lack of data credibility. Whether you are a manager, developer, end user, or student, this book will help you turn spreadsheet data into credible, useful, reliable data that can be trusted in order to make important decisions. A chapter is dedicated to each of the following topics: Brief history of spreadsheets Spreadsheet paradox Spreadsheet varieties The PDF spreadsheet Spreadsheet formatting Spreadsheet disambiguation The intermediate database The ssdef database The corporate database The metadata database (mnemonic database) Political considerations Data modeling and the spreadsheet Case study
OpenOffice Calc is the most powerful and widespread open source spreadsheet application in existence. It is the only real alternative to Excel. Jacek Artymiak is widely regarded as the authority on OpenOffice Calc. He takes you, step by step, from the interface and handling Calc files to working with data sources small and large. Artymiak then extends the reader's skillset to data visualization, writing complex formulas and performing statistical analysis. Beginning OpenOffice Calc allows you to gain confidence in the considered use of statistical formulas, but does not assume familiarity with another spreadsheet application. What you’ll learn Work with large sets of data Process and format data Write complex formulas using array functions Collaborate on OpenOffice.org Calc files with the users of Calc, Excel and other spreadsheet software Who this book is for This is a book for spreadsheet beginners as much as for anyone who would like start using open source applications in an office environment. Whether someone has used Excel in the past and wants to convert to Calc, or just wants to start using spreadsheets, this is the book for you. Table of Contents Introduction Essentials Formulas Functions Formatting Simple Mathematical Functions Utility Mathematical Functions Useful Statistical Functions Calculations with Money Formatting Functions Conversion Functions Utility Functions Time & Date Functions Conditional Functions
This e-book is devoted to the use of spreadsheets in the service of education in a broad spectrum of disciplines: science, mathematics, engineering, business, and general education. the effort is aimed at collecting the works of prominent researchers and educators that make use of spreadsheets as a means to communicate concepts with high educational value. the e-book brings some of the most recent applications of spreadsheets in education and research to the fore. to offer the reader a broad overview of the diversity of applications, carefully chosen articles from engineering (power systems and control), mathematics (calculus, differential equations, and probability), science (physics and chemistry), and education are provided. Some of these applications make use of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), a versatile computer language that further expands the functionality of spreadsheets. The material included in this e-book should inspire readers to devise their own applications and enhance their teaching and/or learning experience.
"Spreadsheets in Science and Engineering" shows scientists and engineers at all levels how to analyze, validate and calculate data and how the analytical and graphic capabilities of spreadsheet programs (ExcelR) can solve these tasks in their daily work. The examples on the CD-ROM accompanying the book include material of undergraduate to current research level in disciplines ranging from chemistry and chemical engineering to molecular biology and geology.
This is the eBook version of the printed book. Google Spreadsheets is the new web-based spreadsheet application that's giving Microsoft Excel a run for its money. With Google Spreadsheets, you can create complex spreadsheets online, using any web browser, complete with sophisticated formulas and functions. You can even share spreadsheets online and perform collaborative editing on those spreadsheets with other users anywhere in the world. And the best thing is, Google Spreadsheets is completely free! Using Google Spreadsheets is the first e-book to cover Google's innovative online spreadsheet program. You learn how to create new web-based spreadsheets, upload and work with existing Excel spreadsheets, create complex formulas, apply a variety of formatting effects, and let other users share and edit their spreadsheets. Delivered in Adobe PDF format for quick and easy access, Using Google Spreadsheets includes everything you need to create your own sophisticated online spreadsheets. It also includes a detailed reference to the more than 200 functions included in the program, and a great cheatsheet you can print off and refer to for quick reference. Introducing Google Spreadsheets Migrating from Excel to Google Spreadsheets Navigating the Google Spreadsheets Workspace Creating, Opening, and Saving Google Spreadsheets Entering and Editing Data Working with Ranges Sorting Data Inserting, Deleting, Moving, and Copying Data Changing Column Width and Row Height Formatting Google Spreadsheets Entering and Editing Formulas Using Functions Working with Multiple Sheets Printing Google Spreadsheets Sharing and Collaborating with Google Spreadsheets A Final Word
This handy textbook covers all you need to get started with spreadsheets. Learning Made Simple books give you skills without frills. They are matched to the main qualifications, and written by experienced teachers and authors to make often tricky subjects simple to learn. Every book is designed carefully to provide bite-sized lessons matched to your needs. Learning Made Simple titles provide both a new colorful way to study and a useful adjunct to any training course. Using full color throughout, and written by leading teachers and writers, Learning Made Simple books will help you learn new skills and develop your talents. Whether studying at college, training at work, or reading at home, aiming for a qualification or simply getting up to speed, Learning Made Simple books will give you the advantage of easy, well-organised training materials in a handy volume with two or four-page sections for each topic for ease of use.
This text begins with an introduction to MATLAB (Student Version). Contents: Root Approximations with Newton's Method and others, Partial Fraction Expansion, Sinusoids, Complex Numbers, Matrices and Determinants, Differential Equations, Power Series, Finite Differences, Interpolation, Linear and Parabolic Regression, Solution of Differential Equations and Integration by Numerical Methods, Difference Equations, Gamma and Beta Functions, Bessel, Legendre, and Chebyshev Polynomials, and Optimization Methods.