Closing the gap between numerical software package and spreadsheet users in process computations

Mordechai Shacham, Michael B. Cutlip, Michael Elly

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Abstract

The combination of Polymath equation export to Excel and the ODE_Solver Add-In for Excel to solve complex problems which include solution of non-linear algebraic equations and ordinary differential equations is discussed. Polymath serves as an efficient pseudo 'compiler' that automatically converts an entire problem into equivalent Excel code. Excel is a convenient tool for ready documentation of engineering problem solving in technical reports. The capabilities of Polymath/Excel can also be very important in educational settings to help students to solve problems that involve numerical solution techniques with several software packages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1769-1780
Number of pages12
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
Event2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 200515 Jun 2005

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