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Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers Using Excel, VBA, and MATLAB

1st Edition

By Victor J. Law

CRC Press

247 pages

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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

Table of Contents

Roots of a Single Nonlinear Equation. Visual Basic for Applications Programming. Linear Algebra and Systems of Linear Equations. Numerical Differentiation and Integration. Ordinary Differential Equations (Initial Value Problems). Ordinary Differential Equations (Boundary Value Problems). Regression Analysis and Parameter Estimation. Partial Differential Equations. Linear Programming, Nonlinear Programming, Nonlinear Equations, and Nonlinear Regression Using Solver. Introduction to MATLAB. Appendix A: Additional Features of VBA. Index.

About the Author

Victor J. Law, Ph.D., FAIChE, FIChemE, CE, initiated a program that was to become the Department of Computer Science at Tulane. During his tenure in computer science, he wrote two textbooks on introductory computer programming. In 1988, Dr. Law returned to the Chemical Engineering Department in order to resume his research career. He has taught classes in process control, transport phenomena, process design, engineering statistics, and numerical methods for chemical engineers. His research has included projects in coastal erosion, methane emissions from rice paddies, thermochemical processes for hydrogen production from water, and butanol production from biomass. Dr. Law is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers; a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom and Europe; and a Registered Professional Engineer, State of Louisiana.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical