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  1. Chapter 1 Using Excel

    1. Introduction

    2. Navigating the Interface

    3. Entering Data

    4. Setting Cell Data Types

    5. Selecting More Than a Single Cell

    6. Entering Formulas

    7. Exploring the R1C1 Cell Reference Style

    8. Referring to More Than a Single Cell

    9. Understanding Operator Precedence

    10. Using Exponents in Formulas

    11. Exploring Functions

    12. Formatting Your Spreadsheets

    13. Defining Custom Format Styles

    14. Leveraging Copy, Cut, Paste, and Paste Special

    15. Using Cell Names (Like Programming Variables)

    16. Validating Data

    17. Taking Advantage of Macros

    18. Adding Comments and Equation Notes

    19. Getting Help

  2. Chapter 2 Getting Acquainted with Visual Basic for Applications

    1. Introduction

    2. Navigating the VBA Editor

    3. Writing Functions and Subroutines

    4. Working with Data Types

    5. Defining Variables

    6. Defining Constants

    7. Using Arrays

    8. Commenting Code

    9. Spanning Long Statements over Multiple Lines

    10. Using Conditional Statements

    11. Using Loops

    12. Debugging VBA Code

    13. Exploring VBA's Built-in Functions

    14. Exploring Excel Objects

    15. Creating Your Own Objects in VBA

    16. VBA Help

  3. Chapter 3 Collecting and Cleaning Up Data

    1. Introduction

    2. Importing Data from Text Files

    3. Importing Data from Delimited Text Files

    4. Importing Data Using Drag-and-Drop

    5. Importing Data from Access Databases

    6. Importing Data from Web Pages

    7. Parsing Data

    8. Removing Weird Characters from Imported Text

    9. Converting Units

    10. Sorting Data

    11. Filtering Data

    12. Looking Up Values in Tables

    13. Retrieving Data from XML Files

  4. Chapter 4 Charting

    1. Introduction

    2. Creating Simple Charts

    3. Exploring Chart Styles

    4. Formatting Charts

    5. Customizing Chart Axes

    6. Setting Log or Semilog Scales

    7. Using Multiple Axes

    8. Changing the Type of an Existing Chart

    9. Combining Chart Types

    10. Building 3D Surface Plots

    11. Preparing Contour Plots

    12. Annotating Charts

    13. Saving Custom Chart Types

    14. Copying Charts to Word

    15. Displaying Error Bars

  5. Chapter 5 Statistical Analysis

    1. Introduction

    2. Computing Summary Statistics

    3. Plotting Frequency Distributions

    4. Calculating Confidence Intervals

    5. Correlating Data

    6. Ranking and Percentiles

    7. Performing Statistical Tests

    8. Conducting ANOVA

    9. Generating Random Numbers

    10. Sampling Data

  6. Chapter 6 Time Series Analysis

    1. Introduction

    2. Plotting Time Series Data

    3. Adding Trendlines

    4. Computing Moving Averages

    5. Smoothing Data Using Weighted Averages

    6. Centering Data

    7. Detrending a Time Series

    8. Estimating Seasonal Indices

    9. Deseasonalization of a Time Series

    10. Forecasting

    11. Applying Discrete Fourier Transforms

  7. Chapter 7 Mathematical Functions

    1. Introduction

    2. Using Summation Functions

    3. Delving into Division

    4. Mastering Multiplication

    5. Exploring Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

    6. Using Trigonometry Functions

    7. Seeing Signs

    8. Getting to the Root of Things

    9. Rounding and Truncating Numbers

    10. Converting Between Number Systems

    11. Manipulating Matrices

    12. Building Support for Vectors

    13. Using Spreadsheet Functions in VBA Code

    14. Dealing with Complex Numbers

  8. Chapter 8 Curve Fitting and Regression

    1. Introduction

    2. Performing Linear Curve Fitting Using Excel Charts

    3. Constructing Your Own Linear Fit Using Spreadsheet Functions

    4. Using a Single Spreadsheet Function for Linear Curve Fitting

    5. Performing Multiple Linear Regression

    6. Generating Nonlinear Curve Fits Using Excel Charts

    7. Fitting Nonlinear Curves Using Solver

    8. Assessing Goodness of Fit

    9. Computing Confidence Intervals

  9. Chapter 9 Solving Equations

    1. Introduction

    2. Finding Roots Graphically

    3. Solving Nonlinear Equations Iteratively

    4. Automating Tedious Problems with VBA

    5. Solving Linear Systems

    6. Tackling Nonlinear Systems of Equations

    7. Using Classical Methods for Solving Equations

  10. Chapter 10 Numerical Integration and Differentiation

    1. Introduction

    2. Integrating a Definite Integral

    3. Implementing the Trapezoidal Rule in VBA

    4. Computing the Center of an Area Using Numerical Integration

    5. Calculating the Second Moment of an Area

    6. Dealing with Double Integrals

    7. Numerical Differentiation

  11. Chapter 11 Solving Ordinary Differential Equations

    1. Introduction

    2. Solving First-Order Initial Value Problems

    3. Applying the Runge-Kutta Method to Second-Order Initial Value Problems

    4. Tackling Coupled Equations

    5. Shooting Boundary Value Problems

  12. Chapter 12 Solving Partial Differential Equations

    1. Introduction

    2. Leveraging Excel to Directly Solve Finite Difference Equations

    3. Recruiting Solver to Iteratively Solve Finite Difference Equations

    4. Solving Initial Value Problems

    5. Using Excel to Help Solve Problems Formulated Using the Finite Element Method

  13. Chapter 13 Performing Optimization Analyses in Excel

    1. Introduction

    2. Using Excel for Traditional Linear Programming

    3. Exploring Resource Allocation Optimization Problems

    4. Getting More Realistic Results with Integer Constraints

    5. Tackling Troublesome Problems

    6. Optimizing Engineering Design Problems

    7. Understanding Solver Reports

    8. Programming a Genetic Algorithm for Optimization

  14. Chapter 14 Introduction to Financial Calculations

    1. Introduction

    2. Computing Present Value

    3. Calculating Future Value

    4. Figuring Out Required Rate of Return

    5. Doubling Your Money

    6. Determining Monthly Payments

    7. Considering Cash Flow Alternatives

    8. Achieving a Certain Future Value

    9. Assessing Net Present Worth

    10. Estimating Rate of Return

    11. Solving Inverse Problems

    12. Figuring a Break-Even Point

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