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    Victor J. Law(Author)

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While teaching the Numerical Methods for Engineers course over the last 15 years, the author found a need for a new textbook, one that was less elementary, provided applications and problems better suited for chemical engineers, and contained instruction in Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA). This led to six years of developing teaching notes that have been enhanced to create the current textbook, Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers Using Excel®, VBA, and MATLAB®.

Focusing on Excel gives the advantage of it being generally available, since it is present on every computer―PC and Mac―that has Microsoft Office installed. The VBA programming environment comes with Excel and greatly enhances the capabilities of Excel spreadsheets. While there is no perfect programming system, teaching this combination offers knowledge in a widely available program that is commonly used (Excel) as well as a popular academic software package (MATLAB). Chapters cover nonlinear equations, Visual Basic, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, regression analysis, partial differential equations, and mathematical programming methods.

Each chapter contains examples that show in detail how a particular numerical method or programming methodology can be implemented in Excel and/or VBA (or MATLAB in chapter 10). Most of the examples and problems presented in the text are related to chemical and biomolecular engineering and cover a broad range of application areas including thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, reaction kinetics, reactor design, process design, and process control. The chapters feature "Did You Know" boxes, used to remind readers of Excel features. They also contain end-of-chapter exercises, with solutions provided.

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  • PDF | 247 pages
  • Victor J. Law(Author)
  • CRC Press; 1 edition (10 April 2013)
  • English
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  • By Daniel Szczurek on 4 September 2013

    Unfortunately, I am utterly disappointed that the book doesn't come with VBA and MatLab code. It is not available for download either. On CRC website you can find a note "Provides a DVD containing solutions to all textbook examples and end-of-chapter exercises to qualifying course adopters..." Why Dr Law hasn't mentioned it on the cover page so it is clear who should actually purchase this book...? Wasted money.. My first negative rating.

  • By Writer. on 28 May 2013

    The textbook is detailed on numerical computations but requires reader and student to have prior learning or prerequisite in at least a programming language if not VBA in the last 2 semesters or 1 year. Hence leading to better results from the textbook.The textbook is consice and that is what lead me to choose this book.The textbook is approximately at 200 pages, anything more that that for me would not make it to the list !I am not a chemical engineer but the techniques are all the same. Applying it to other fields is challenging when there are no textbook examples.


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