Spreadsheet Problem-Solving for Chemical Engineers
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This course has recently been updated and is now based on Microsoft Excel 2013. Participants using Excel 2010 or Excel 2016 will still be able to extract full benefit from the course.
Many chemical engineers are self-taught in the use of spreadsheets for day-to-day problem-solving, which is testimony to the inherent usefulness of this tool. The goal of this course is to provide you with a more comprehensive background in spreadsheet techniques and improve the quality, reliability and efficiency of your work. Dr. Clough will provide instruction using Microsoft Excel to illustrate a wide range of spreadsheet applications and skills that are relevant to the calculations and problem-solving encountered by practicing chemical engineers. Lectures include frequent live spreadsheet demonstrations. There is ample opportunity for you to practice and perfect the sound techniques and the methods taught.
Topics will include:
- Excel basic skills – improving your efficiency
- Working with tables of data and information
- Process calculations including flowsheeting and economic analysis
- Applied statistics including regression analysis
- Solving equations – algebraic and differential
David Clough is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado. He has been on the faculty there for 40 years. Professor Clough has been teaching spreadsheets to undergraduate chemical engineers for 30 years. He has also taught, in collaboration with Miles Julian, more than 100 spreadsheets courses for AIChE in the last 25 years. Professor Clough continues to teach in-person AIChE courses and also offers two popular on-line spreadsheet courses via AIChE eLearning.
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