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Numerical methods for chemical engineers using Excel, VBA, and MATLAB

Author: Victor J Law
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group [2013] ©2013
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"Preface This book has been written using notes developed for the course Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers at Tulane University. The author has written two previous textbooks; one on FORTRAN programming and one using the language Pascal. On a personal note, when I completed the Pascal book I asked my wife to break my fingers if I ever decided to write another book! Well, that was a long time ago and having  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor J Law
ISBN: 9781466575349 1466575344
OCLC Number: 802325739
Description: xviii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Roots of a Single Nonlinear EquationIntroductionAlgorithms for Solving f(x) = 0Using Excel to Solve Nonlinear Equations (Goal Seek)A Note on In-Cell Iteration ReferencesVisual Basic (R) for Applications ProgrammingIntroductionAlgorithm DesignVBA CodingExample VBA ProjectGetting Help and Documentation on VBAVBA Statements and FeaturesObjects and OOPBuilt-In Functions of VBAProgram ControlVBA Data TypesSubs and FunctionsInput and OutputArray Data StructuresAlternative I/O MethodsUsing DebuggerReferencesLinear Algebra and Systems of Linear EquationsIntroductionNotationVectorsVector OperationsMatricesMatrix OperationsSolving Systems of Linear Algebraic EquationsLinear Equations and Vector/Matrix Operations in Excel (R)More About Matrix.xlaSVD and Pseudo-Inverse of a MatrixNumerical Differentiation and IntegrationNumerical DifferentiationNumerical IntegrationCurve Fitting for IntegrationOrdinary Differential Equations (Initial Value Problems)IntroductionEuler-Type MethodsRK MethodsStiff ODEsSolving Systems of ODE-IVPsHigher-Order ODEsOrdinary Differential Equations (Boundary Value Problems)IntroductionShooting MethodSplit BVPs Using Finite DifferencesMore Complex Boundary Conditions with ODE-BVPsReferenceRegression Analysis and Parameter EstimationGeneral Method of Least SquaresLinear Regression AnalysisHow Good Is the Fit from a Statistical Perspective?Regression Using Excel's Regression Add-InNumerical Differentiation and Integration RevisitedPartial Differential EquationsIntroductionParabolic PDEsThomas Algorithm for Tridiagonal SystemsMethod of LinesSuccessive Overrelaxation for Elliptic PDEsLinear Programming, Nonlinear Programming, Nonlinear Equations, and Nonlinear Regression Using SolverIntroductionLinear ProgrammingNonlinear ProgrammingNonlinear EquationsNonlinear Regression AnalysisIntroduction to MATLAB (R)IntroductionMATLAB (R) BasicsMATLAB (R) Programming Language StatementsMATLAB (R) Function ArgumentsPlotting in MATLAB (R)Example MATLAB (R) ProgramsClosing Comment Regarding MATLAB (R)Appendix A: Additional Features of VBAIndex
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"Preface This book has been written using notes developed for the course Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers at Tulane University. The author has written two previous textbooks; one on FORTRAN programming and one using the language Pascal. On a personal note, when I completed the Pascal book I asked my wife to break my fingers if I ever decided to write another book! Well, that was a long time ago and having been granted a sabbatical leave to write this book, my wife decided that she would look the other way. While there are many textbooks whose title would indicate that they are suitable for the course Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers, every one that has been tried has been a failure in one way or another. Either they were too elementary and the applications and problems were not ideal or they did not offer instruction in Excel and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This led to the development, over a 5 year period, of detailed notes to be used in place of a textbook. These notes have been enhanced and put into textbook form to produce the present book. The primary reason for using Excel is that it is generally available software and it comes with every computer system (both PC and Mac) with Microsoft Office installed. VBA is a programming environment that comes with Excel and greatly enhances the capabilities of basic Excel spreadsheets. It is available on systems running Microsoft operating systems and Mac OS. Beware, however, that VBA is available only on the latest (2011) version of Microsoft Office for the Mac. Other programming software systems that are often used in chemical and biomolecular engineering numerical methods courses are the following:"--

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