Excel® for Chemists: A Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition

Excel® for Chemists: A Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition

Author(s): E. Joseph Billo

Published Online: 25 FEB 2002

Print ISBN: 9780471394624

Online ISBN: 9780471220589

DOI: 10.1002/0471220582

About this Book

Reviews from the First Edition:

"Excel® for Chemists should be part of any academic library offering courses and programs in chemistry. There is no other book on the market that deals so thoroughly with the application of Excel for analyzing chemical data. Highly recommended, for upper-division undergraduates through professionals."
-Choice

"I highly recommend this book; treat yourself to it; assign it to a class; give it as a gift."
-The Nucleus

Chemists across all subdisciplines use Excel to record data in tabular form, but few have learned to take full advantage of the scientific calculating power within this program. Excel is capable of helping chemists process, analyze, and present scientific data, from the relatively simple to the highly complex. Excel® for Chemists, Second Edition has been revised and updated, not only to take into account the changes that were made in Excel, but also to incorporate an abundance of new examples.

Arranged in a user-friendly format, this book contains illustrations and examples of chemical applications, useful "How to" boxes outlining how to accomplish complex tasks in Excel, and step-by-step instructions for programming Excel to automate repetitive data-processing tasks. In addition, tips are provided to speed, simplify, and improve your use of Excel. Included is a CD-ROM, usable in either Macintosh or IBM/Windows environments with many helpful spreadsheet templates, macros, and other tools.

Entirely new chapters contained in this Second Edition feature:

  • Array formulas covered in depth in a separate chapter, along with a comprehensive review of using arrays in VBA
  • How to create a worksheet with controls, such as option buttons, check boxes, or a list box
  • An extensive list of shortcut keys-over 250 for Macintosh or PC-is provided in the appendix

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Basics

  2. Part II: Advanced Spreadsheet Topics

  3. Part III: Spreadsheet Mathematics

  4. Part IV: Excel Visual Basic Macros

  5. Part V: Some Applications

  6. Part VI: Appendices

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