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The Resource Modelling physics with Microsoft Excel, Bernard V. Liengme, (electronic book)

Modelling physics with Microsoft Excel, Bernard V. Liengme, (electronic book)

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Modelling physics with Microsoft Excel
Title
Modelling physics with Microsoft Excel
Statement of responsibility
Bernard V. Liengme
Title variation
Modeling physics with Microsoft Excel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book demonstrates some of the ways in which Microsoft Excel may be used to solve numerical problems in the field of physics. But why use Excel in the first place? Certainly Excel is never going to out-perform the wonderful symbolic algebra tools that we have today - Mathematica, Mathcad, Maple, MATLAB, etc. However, from a pedagogical stance Excel has the advantage of not being a 'black box' approach to problem solving. The user must do a lot more work than just call up a function. The intermediate steps in a calculation are displayed on the worksheet. Another advantage is the somewhat less steep learning curve. This book shows Excel in action in various areas within Physics. Some Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) has been introduced, the purpose here is to show how the power of Excel can be greatly extended and hopefully to whet the appetite of a few readers to get familiar with the power of VBA. Those with programming experience in any other language should be able to follow the code
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Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
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Liengme, Bernard V
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Professional and scholarly
LC call number
QA76.95
LC item number
.L546eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Electronic spreadsheets
  • Mathematical modelling
  • SCIENCE / Physics / Mathematical & Computational
Target audience
adult
Label
Modelling physics with Microsoft Excel, Bernard V. Liengme, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Version: 20141001"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"-Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Author biography
  • Projectile trajectory -- Football trajectory -- Adding air resistance
  • The pursuit problem -- The numerical approach -- Comparison with the analytical solution
  • Equation solving with and without Solver -- The van der Waals equation : the fixed point iteration method -- van der Waals equation : using Solver -- Finding roots graphically -- Newton-Raphson method -- Using Solver to obtain multiple roots -- The secant method and goal seek -- The inverse quadratic method -- Solving systems of linear equations -- Solving a system of non-linear equations -- Closing note on Solver
  • Temperature profile -- A formula method -- A matrix method -- A Solver method
  • Numerical integration -- Trapezoid rule and Simpson's 1/3 rule -- Centroid of a plane using Simpson's 1/3 rule -- Monte Carlo method I -- Monte Carlo method II -- Buffon's needle
  • Approximate solutions to differential equations -- Ordinary differential equations (ODEs) -- Euler's method -- The Runge-Kutta method -- Testing for convergence -- Systems of ODEs and second-order ODEs
  • Superposition of sine waves and Fourier series -- Addition of sine waves; generation of beats -- Fourier series -- Parametric plots and Lissajous curves
  • Fast Fourier transform
  • Applying statistics to experimental data -- Comparing averages -- Comparing variances -- Are my data normally distributed?
  • Electrostatics -- Coulomb's law -- Electrostatic potential -- Discrete form of Laplace equation
  • Random events -- Random walk and Brownian motion -- A random self-avoiding walk
Control code
9781627054195
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627054195
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-627-05419-5
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • "The workbooks for this project were made using Excel 2013 but they should all work with the earlier Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 versions" --Preface
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Modelling physics with Microsoft Excel, Bernard V. Liengme, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
  • "Version: 20141001"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"-Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Author biography
  • Projectile trajectory -- Football trajectory -- Adding air resistance
  • The pursuit problem -- The numerical approach -- Comparison with the analytical solution
  • Equation solving with and without Solver -- The van der Waals equation : the fixed point iteration method -- van der Waals equation : using Solver -- Finding roots graphically -- Newton-Raphson method -- Using Solver to obtain multiple roots -- The secant method and goal seek -- The inverse quadratic method -- Solving systems of linear equations -- Solving a system of non-linear equations -- Closing note on Solver
  • Temperature profile -- A formula method -- A matrix method -- A Solver method
  • Numerical integration -- Trapezoid rule and Simpson's 1/3 rule -- Centroid of a plane using Simpson's 1/3 rule -- Monte Carlo method I -- Monte Carlo method II -- Buffon's needle
  • Approximate solutions to differential equations -- Ordinary differential equations (ODEs) -- Euler's method -- The Runge-Kutta method -- Testing for convergence -- Systems of ODEs and second-order ODEs
  • Superposition of sine waves and Fourier series -- Addition of sine waves; generation of beats -- Fourier series -- Parametric plots and Lissajous curves
  • Fast Fourier transform
  • Applying statistics to experimental data -- Comparing averages -- Comparing variances -- Are my data normally distributed?
  • Electrostatics -- Coulomb's law -- Electrostatic potential -- Discrete form of Laplace equation
  • Random events -- Random walk and Brownian motion -- A random self-avoiding walk
Control code
9781627054195
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627054195
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-627-05419-5
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • "The workbooks for this project were made using Excel 2013 but they should all work with the earlier Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 versions" --Preface
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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